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Old 02-01-2006, 02:23 AM   #1
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nvidia card drivers not working

Hello, I have installed suse linux 10.0 and my drivers will not compile. I do have the sources for my kernel installed but when building its gets to 100% and gives me an error. I tried doing it through YOU and when I do a modprobe nvidia I get no such module. Anyone have and ideas? It is the card in my specs in my sig.

Thanks in advance for the help!

BTW I am using x86 version on my 64 bit machine. Don't know if that may help.

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Old 02-01-2006, 03:27 AM   #2
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when building its gets to 100% and gives me an error
Ahh, well that'll be your problem. That, uhh.... error. Errors are bad you see, they mean something has gone wrong and it didn't work. So are you gonna tell us what this error was or am I going to have to go back to work and get my mindreading hat?
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LOL, sorry at 3 something this morning my brain was toast. I get the no compatible kernel src found error. It tells me that the source was not installed right or was the incorrect source. I do have source installed and all points to /usr/src/linux. I just can't figure out whats going on. It did it with mandriva as well although the source was correctly installed. When I tried to use YOU to install the nvidia driver it left me with a black screen when X tried to start and it's a complete system lockup (no way to do anything to get back to a command prompt). When it locked X, I rebooted with the reset switch into failsafe and used VI to change xorg.conf back to the NV driver. Hope I helped a little more. Thanks for the reply.

Do I have to use the 64bit driver even though I am running a 32bit version of suse? I have been trying the 32 version of the newest driver. I have also tried some older ones.

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Old 02-01-2006, 01:29 PM   #4
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Ok, I just tried again with this:
sh ./NV* --kernel-name=2.6.13-15.7-default
All built well. It went throught the whole compile process just fine. Then I ran:
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
And it locks my computer. The harddrive light stays on and the floppy light stays on. Kernel panic maybe? So I reset the computer and upon trying to start X same thing happened. Hardrive light stayed on as well as floppy but nothing. It locks it up no way to do anything. Anyone know what this new problem might be?
Old 02-01-2006, 03:16 PM   #5
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I just installed Nvidia driver in 9.0 as follows if it helps..
1 install kernel sources
2 DL Nvidia driver
3 reboot and start the computer in the safe mode..Log in as root..
4 sh (video driver) follow script and let it compile..
5 if offered to configure say yes..
Reboot computer and go into sax and tweak if necessary...
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Thanks for the help I guess? I did try the "normal" install method. It does not work.
Old 02-01-2006, 08:33 PM   #7
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In your post you said that you think that the compile process of the nvidia driver went fine, but you can't use sax2 to finish the configuration of X. Then I suggest you to try to configure by yourself the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
Once you are in console, login as root and then use your favorite editor to open the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
NOTE. If you plan to make changes to this file, before editing it make a backup of this file:
cd /etc/X11/
cp xorg.conf xorg.conf.backup
Review carefully the following sections:
Section Module:
Load "glx"
Load "dbe"
# Load "dri" Comment this line
# Load "GLcore" Comment this line
Section "Monitor"
HorizSync ??-?? Put the horizontal frequency of your monitor here
VertRefresh ??-?? Put the Vertical frequency of your monitor here
Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"

This is the basic configuration. In case you have problems with the driver, you can change it temporarily to "nv" or "vesa", until you can have the nvidia driver working. Also check the keyboard and mouse sections.
If you can't start X, review the file /var/log/xorg.0.log in order to see what went wrong. The lines that start with (EE) are the lines that you must read carefully.

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