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Old 01-19-2006, 08:38 AM   #31
milto
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#!/bin/sh

error() {
echo "$(basename $0): fatal error, $1 failed"
exit 1
}

if [ ! -c /dev/.devfsd ]; then
for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7; do
node="/dev/nvidia$i"
rm -f $node
mknod $node c 195 $i || error "mknod \"$node\""
chmod 0666 $node || error "chmod \"$node\""
done
node="/dev/nvidiactl"
rm -f $node
mknod $node c 195 255 || error "mknod \"$node\""
chmod 0666 $node || error "chmod \"$node\""
fi

if [ -d /etc/udev/devices ]; then
for i in 0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7; do
node="/etc/udev/devices/nvidia$i"
rm -f $node
mknod $node c 195 $i || error "mknod \"$node\""
chmod 0666 $node || error "chmod \"$node\""
done
node="/etc/udev/devices/nvidiactl"
rm -f $node
mknod $node c 195 255 || error "mknod \"$node\""
chmod 0666 $node || error "chmod \"$node\""
fi

exit 0
# end script

This script sets up several devices, but I'm not sure how to read BASH scripts. However, if this script is run before starting X, X will start--assuming nVidia legacy card w/nVidia driver 7174 installed.

Evidently, the directions on the SUSE website for installing legacy nVidia cards needs more information than just editing the /etc/udev/static_devices.txt file."

AND this one:

"A quick an maybe dirty workaround is:
Log in as root and copy the script above into

/etc/init.d/boot.local

and save the file.

For Legacy-cards, load down the lastest usefull driver from Nvidia.com (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run). Switch as root into Runlevel 3 (init 3) and run the Driver-script.

After installation type:

switch2nvidia

type

sax2

and do the your configurations (by default, agp-support seems to be disable, change it to 3)

Test your settings and save it. After the next start of xserver, you got 3D-power.

I've tested the desciption with an old ELZA III and it works. "

Food for thought. I'm gonna keep trying. B4 I forget, is your card PCI or AGP? Notice where the second post says "and do the your configurations (by default, agp-support seems to be disable, change it to 3)". I'm not sure what that means. Do you?

[/QUOTE]


After a lot of different solutions the above script passed the first reboot test!!
I use an nvidia GeForce 256 card and updating via YOU seems that the driver installed doesn't suport that card. I use'd the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run.
 
  


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