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    andrew_t_b NNTP User

    Unhappy Nvidia driver question

    I have tried using the driver from the repos but it does not work with my card (geforce 8600 gt). I am aware that a working driver exists on the nvidia website but I am too much of a beginner to get it working. I was wondering if anyone knew when if ever the driver in the repos would be updated. I'm not looking for a static date, I'm just wondering if anyone has a estimate for how long it could be. Days, weeks, months?

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver question

    On Tue, 24 Jun 2008 02:36:04 GMT
    andrew t b <andrew_t_b@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    >
    > I have tried using the driver from the repos but it does not work with
    > my card (geforce 8600 gt). I am aware that a working driver exists on
    > the nvidia website but I am too much of a beginner to get it working.
    > I was wondering if anyone knew when if ever the driver in the repos
    > would be updated. I'm not looking for a static date, I'm just
    > wondering if anyone has a estimate for how long it could be. Days,
    > weeks, months?
    >
    >

    Hi
    Don't be discouraged from delving into it :-) we were all beginners
    once.

    Have a browse of this article for pictures/cli info on how to install
    the nvidia driver (section "Installing the NVidia Kernel Module");
    http://www.novell.com/coolsolutions/feature/17174.html

    Then have a look here;
    http://en.opensuse.org/Nvidia

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    darkrabbitmoon NNTP User

    Unhappy Re: Nvidia driver question

    I have a similar problem. I can't get the Nvidia driver to work with my Geforce PCI 6200 card . I installed the driver straight from their site and no success. The procedure is not too difficult and there is a link on the NVIDIA driver download page with instructions specific to openSuse.
    On my issue with the 6200, the recent driver's notes say that support was dropped. Am I poop out of luck? Being as it is a proprietary driver....

    (This card btw worked perfectly under suse 10.3 with the Yast repository drivers.)

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver question

    darkrabbitmoon <darkrabbitmoon@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
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    > On my issue with the 6200, the recent driver's notes say that support
    > was dropped. Am I poop out of luck? Being as it is a proprietary
    > driver....


    Where exactly have you read that? I am running a GeForce 6200 using the
    latest drivers without any problems. It is on the list of supported
    products:


    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...ppendix-a.html

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver question

    andrew t b wrote:

    >
    > I have tried using the driver from the repos but it does not work with
    > my card (geforce 8600 gt). I am aware that a working driver exists on
    > the nvidia website but I am too much of a beginner to get it working. I
    > was wondering if anyone knew when if ever the driver in the repos would
    > be updated. I'm not looking for a static date, I'm just wondering if
    > anyone has a estimate for how long it could be. Days, weeks, months?
    >
    > ave you ntried setting up a entry for the nvidia repository in YaST. I

    used: download.nvidia.com//opensuse/11.0 and it downloaded and installed
    the driver with no problems. I have a FX5200. If you are using 10.3 change
    the 11.0 to that on the above url. YaSt picked the correct driver for my
    card. Card also works on 10.3.

    Hope this helps.
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    Linux register user 441463

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver question

    Quote Originally Posted by schadfield View Post
    darkrabbitmoon <darkrabbitmoon@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:
    >
    > On my issue with the 6200, the recent driver's notes say that support
    > was dropped. Am I poop out of luck? Being as it is a proprietary
    > driver....


    Where exactly have you read that? I am running a GeForce 6200 using the
    latest drivers without any problems. It is on the list of supported
    products:


    AppendixA.Supported NVIDIA GPU Products

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    Stephen Chadfield
    Hi, I've been wrestling with this all night. I also have a GeForce 6200 and its not working properly. At least its not working with 3d acceleration which the box says its supposed to have. I've tried installing the updated 11.0 drivers through the repos, and also one-click and all it does is keep x-11 from booting making me have to go back and uninstall the nvidia drivers through Yast2 and reinstall the opensource drives (without 3d support.) What did you do differently?

    I'm just about giving up on this.

    Paul

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver question

    I've had problems with the SuSE NVIDIA package, but the download from nvidia.com has always worked quite easily: Just download the newest NVIDIA-Linux-<architecture>-<version>-pkg2.run package for your card and architecture (e.g. NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-169.12-pkg2.run). Make sure you have the kernel-source package installed in YaST, and back up /etc/X11/xorg.conf just in case. Then as root run
    Code:
    sh NVIDIA*.run
    in the directory where you downloaded the file. The installer runs, it will ask to search for a pre-compiled driver module, fail to find one, then offer to compile its own. Accept this. The driver will install, it will then offer to update the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. Accept this. Reboot and all should work. If you have problems and can't start the GUI, you can change the line in /etc/X11/xorg.conf from
    Code:
    Driver "nvidia"
    to
    Code:
    Driver "nv"
    to go back to the old driver, then run startx to bring up the GUI.

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    Talking Re: Nvidia driver question

    That worked beautifully! Thanks for your help. I had to figure out how to kill the x-server (init 3 from root) and install gcc and make from Yast2, but that's how we learn.

    Peace!

    Paul

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