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    Default Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Hey guys, I am relatively new to the world of openSUSE. I am trying to install the graphics card drivers for my Dell D820, using a Nvidia NVS 130 chip. I have tryed the one click install, adding it from the software manager, using the .run files from the nvidia website, to no avail. I have also ran sax2 -r multiple times.

    When I try to run startx, it gives me an error, could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (I/O error), and returns to the command prompt. It also says (EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.

    Anything else I can try?

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Anyone? Im running 64-bit openSUSE and a Dell D820

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    This might be a bit long if so I apologise.
    I am like you a newbie and couldn't get Nvidia drivers to load.
    I got the following to work on 10.2(my main machine)after several attempts, I then d/l 11.0 live cd and installed it on my second comp. I then duplicated the method but found I had to edit one of the lines. So here goes.
    ( I Copied and pasted.)
    2. openSUSE 11.0-AMD64

    It is recommended to use YaST for installation of the NVIDIA
    driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
    simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
    recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

    Update your Kernel via YOU (YaST Online Update). Use

    YaST -> Software -> Software Repositories -> Add

    Protocol: HTTP
    Server Name: : download.nvidia.com
    Directory on Server: /opensuse/11.0 ( **this needs to be altered **)

    to add the NVIDIA http server as additional installation source.
    Now use

    YaST -> Software -> Software Management
    *my line* in the SEARCH box type nvidia , click to search

    to install the NVIDIA driver. Select the following packages:

    x11-video-nvidiaG01
    (copy and paste ended)
    I found this refused to work, so after playing with it I substituted 11.0 with 10.3. When it gets to the yast2/server and directory panel change 11.0 to 10.3. After this was finished I ended up with 10.3 in the Configured software repositries panel. I then edited it and changed 10.3 to 11.0.

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Update.
    Since posting my answer, I have had to reinstall 11.0,( playing around with the desktop settings) and to my delight the fresh install loaded the Nvidia drivers. I didn't get the option during the initial install to upload the updates. On this install it loaded the Nvidia drivers automatically.

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Thanks, I will give a new 11.0 install a try. It funny as thats the only thing that doesnt work. I have a few servers with SLES 10.2 on it, and it works great.

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    On Mon, 16 Jun 2008 13:26:04 GMT
    ghettofreeryder <ghettofreeryder@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Thanks, I will give a new 11.0 install a try. It funny as thats the
    > only thing that doesnt work. I have a few servers with SLES 10.2 on
    > it, and it works great.
    >
    >

    Hi
    You might also want to have a read here;
    http://en.opensuse.org/Nvidia

    --
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    up 5 days 12:05, 1 user, load average: 0.00, 0.05, 0.08


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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Yeah, I have read all that, and I am still getting no gui love(lol that sounds sooo bad). Im new to the linux world, but am quite technical. Any ideas

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    On Wed, 18 Jun 2008 14:11:50 GMT
    ghettofreeryder <ghettofreeryder@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > Yeah, I have read all that, and I am still getting no gui love(lol
    > that sounds sooo bad). Im new to the linux world, but am quite
    > technical. Any ideas
    >
    >

    Hi
    So you init 3 the box, run the nvidia installer and then run;

    Sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia

    Does Sax2 start up ok?

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    up 7 days 11:07, 0 users, load average: 0.28, 0.33, 0.29
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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Yeah, I do that. and sax2 runs fine. But when it tries to launch into gdm, it errors out with a failure to initialize NVIDIA. I have tried it after a reboot too. I also tryed to install the driver before the kernel upgrade in YAST, and after. I dont know what is going on

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    Default Re: Nvidia NVS 130 and openSUSE 11.0 RC1

    Quote Originally Posted by ghettofreeryder View Post
    I also tryed to install the driver before the kernel upgrade in YAST, and after. I dont know what is going on
    What you want to do is to fully upgrade out of RC1 BEFORE
    trying to solve problems. RC1 is HISTORY!

    So, you can either update to 'gold' by doing a console
    login, then:
    zypper ref && zypper dup
    or download openSUSE 11.0 (gold/final) .iso and do
    a fresh install.

    Hope this helps...

    Dave

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