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Old 12-31-2004, 07:38 PM   #1
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nVIDIA and SuSE 9.2 amd64


My Solution to the nVIDIA problem I had with a new kernel from YOU.

Step1:Use YOU (Yast Online Update) and grab all the updates you need, but especially the kernel.

Step2: Reboot System to load new kernel

Step3: Use YOU and install nVIDIA driver

Step4: Run Sax2 and select configure Desktop-Graphics Card

Step5: Select Change Configuration and select your nVIDIA card

Step6: Hit finalize and test it. You should see the 3D icon in the middle without a red circle.

Step7: Run BZFlag, GL-177 or Tux Racer and see if a 3D hardware acceleration problem occurs if not, you are good to go.

Step8: Run glxgears from a terminal and post your framerate and card here for others to compare.

Step9: Have Fun!
 
Old 12-31-2004, 11:59 PM   #2
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The Nvidia, Problem? Yeah, we all know it uninstalls the nvidia driver when you upgrade the kernel. That's why suse specifically tells you to re-install the drivers if you upgrade the kernel.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 08:43 AM   #3
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Right, but when I selected to upgrade/install both, it did not work
 
Old 01-01-2005, 11:16 AM   #4
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Ok, and?
You click to upgrade the kernel, it does, but until you reboot, your still running and installing things onto the old kernel, not the new one...
It still tells you to re-install the drivers. "after" a kernel update, not during.
 
Old 01-01-2005, 01:24 PM   #5
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FYI: It installs the kernel first during the upgrade process
 
Old 01-01-2005, 02:51 PM   #6
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"FYI: It installs the kernel first during the upgrade process"

FYI. .. As I said above... YOUR STILL RUNNING THE OLD KERNEL, until you reboot, and it will not install the driver to the new kernel, it will install it to the kernel you are running.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 07:33 AM   #7
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So? they could have created the nVIDIA script to run on the next boot and therefore setup your graphics card easier than running it twice
 
Old 01-02-2005, 08:55 AM   #8
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Are the 6800 GT drivers listed with 9.2? They are not with 9.1 and the install process or 9.1 is makin' me crazy, since I don't have all the necc pieces to recompile the kernel.
 
Old 01-02-2005, 12:02 PM   #9
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Unfortunately the latest driver in SuSE 9.2 is 1.0-6111. The latest nVIDIA linux driver is 1.0-6629. the 6629 driver provides support for 6600 and 6600GT and better PCI Express.

Sorry


EDIT: OOhh My 100th post
 
Old 01-02-2005, 05:35 PM   #10
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But it says posts 102... ?
 
Old 01-03-2005, 07:42 AM   #11
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well... I have posted two more times on other boards/forums here
 
  


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