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Old 11-29-2004, 01:01 PM   #1
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SUSE 9.2 and Nvidia Drivers


I wouldn't bother downloading and installing any of the Nvidia driuers under the New XORG (Xfree86 replacement)

I've found on 2 computers both with relatively RARE nvidia cards XORG configured and worked first time straight from the standard SUSE 9.2 install.

Cheers all
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Old 11-29-2004, 06:26 PM   #2
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When you say "worked" does that include Hydra and 3D, or did you still have to use YOU to download the 'nvidia' driver, instead of the stock 'nv' driver?
 
Old 11-30-2004, 01:19 PM   #3
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I'm not a gamer -- so I can't answer the 3D questions -- but for normal type "office" production work the built in Nvidia drivers work fine.

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Old 12-01-2004, 04:59 AM   #4
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can u type glxgears in konsole n tell us wat is the highest FPS u get?
 
Old 12-02-2004, 06:53 AM   #5
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the default install just sets up the nv driver which is rubish for 3D, you have to use YOU to download the nvidia driver and reconfigure X to use it as its not setup by default

from memory got about 8000 fps with the nvidia driver with a FX5900
 
Old 12-02-2004, 09:09 PM   #6
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only 384 for me...guess no 3d drivers for me...oh course i'm only using the 9.2 live cd
 
Old 12-03-2004, 10:15 AM   #7
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Once the nvidia drivers are downloaded and installed (via YOU) what has to be done to X to get 3D working?
[nvidia GeForce4 420 Go - 32Mb graphics controller]

TIA

Chris/CMS
 
Old 12-03-2004, 01:34 PM   #8
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I've come from Slackware so normally I'd hack the xorgconfig file, however in Suse I did the following

Yast -> hardware -> graphics card and monitor
Then click change in the new dialog
Select graphics card, it comes up with a "currently configured cards", click properties, then from the selection pick nvidia and in the other pane your card, ie GeForce4 420, which in my list shows up as a "GeForce4 420 Go 32M"
Then push all the right buttons to save the setup...

I had to restart the X server to use the nvidia driver (ctrl + alt + backspace did the trick).
 
  


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