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Old 04-06-2007, 11:13 AM   #1
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did not recognize new graphics card

Using 10.2
AMD 2800+
1 gig RAM

Have installed a new graphics card.

MSI NVIDIA GForce 6200 AX with 256 Meg DDR2

I was using NVIDIA GForce4 MX420 with 64 Meg ram.

When I look in the Graphics Card and Monitor properties in YAST, it still lists the card as the 420. When I look in the hardware list through YAST, it properly identifies the 6200.

What do I need to do to so that Suse installs this card?

I have added the NVIDIA repository and downloaded these files:
* nvidia-gfx-kmp-default
* x11-video-nvidia

Old 04-06-2007, 11:26 AM   #2
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i'd try installing using nvidia's own driver. and id look into your xorg.conf.
Old 04-06-2007, 11:39 AM   #3
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Thanks for your reply.

I agree, I want to be able to install using the easiest most efficient method.

I am not savvy enough to know what your are telling me to do.

Can you give a few more details?

Many thanks
Old 04-06-2007, 07:43 PM   #4
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Go to the nVidia driver site and follow the instructions given there. Note the special note to SuSE users. Installing nVidia drivers is a fairly straightforward operation, and should only take a few minutes
Old 04-07-2007, 10:51 AM   #5
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to get sax to see a different card you need to run it from init 3 You can get their a couple of different ways .... easiest is to just enter a 3 when you get to the grub boot splash screen or when you get to your desktop hit ctrl-alt-f1 then login as root and type
 init 3
once there run sax and it will see the new card then you should be able to install the drivers for it either the way you did using nvidia's repo or just as easy manually, just remember to have gcc, make and your kernel source installed ... there's lots of help out there on video drivers ... then once the driver is installed you can type
init 5 && exit
and you should see the nvidia splash screen and it should load your desktop...


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