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    I am running the 64 bit of openSUSE 11.1 on my computer here. This computer is running the 8800 gtx video card from NVIDIA. This is where my problem arises at is the installation of the drivers to run dual monitor on my system. I was told to download the updates and run them the problem is that after I reboot my computer I goes straight into tty1 mode and I CANNOT get back into the tty7 mode. Can some one please tell me why and how to fix this problem?? plz and thanks

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    Default Re: Load HELP!

    So did you actually install the nvidia driver? If so how? (Manually with the installer from nvidia - or from the repo's?)
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    I do believe I did it both ways. After doing the repo I then went and did the manual then rebooted my system where the grub menu loader brought up another version of suse the first version went straight to tty1 so I tried the second one. From here the screens were rotated 90 degrees to the right and I tried everything to rerotate. Then another update sign came up so I tried a new update of the system where it brought me back to the website and I downloaded the driver, rebooted and chose second option. Also went in to tty1 and also can not enter tty7

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    Another version of suse - I think you are confused.
    Look for the default boot (eg; NOT Failsafe)
    move your selector to it and

    now press backspace, it should delete any text where you can see VGA=.
    Remove all text and now type just the number:
    3
    and hit enter
    at the login type your user name and then password
    now type:
    su
    then the root password
    now type this:
    sax2 -r -m 0=vesa
    (N.B. the 0 is a zero not a letter)
    now reboot
    if you don't get a gui login
    login as user and try this at the cli
    startx
    This should get you back to a proper login UI, though only in vesa (basic graphics)
    But from here you can use yast to re-install the nvidia driver.

    This should work for you, but not knowing exactly what you have done... we never know.
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    well after relooking at my computer I realized I said the wrong video card in this computer here I am actually running the Palit GeForce 8600 GT Super Video Card do you think that that will matter. Also I am not entering the failsafe mode that version does work I mean there is actually 2 diff openSUSE options there for some reason

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    The video card should be fine
    describe the options you have at boot.

    If you can boot to failsafe do that and post back here when your logged in to the desktop
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    when I turn on the computer and it loads the grub menu this is what I see

    Trace -- openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.19-3.2
    Xen -- openSUSE 11.1 -2.6.27.21-0.1
    openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.21-0.1
    Failsafe -- openSUSE 11.1 -2.6.27.21-0.1
    Ubuntu 8.10, kernal 2.6.27-7 - generic (/dev/sdb1)
    Windows 1
    Windows 2

    the openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.21-0.1 is where is starts at. Now the top 3 options all load straight into tty1 mode and I cannot enter tty7 mode. All I get is a flashing underscore key on a black screen

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    Hi,

    It looks like you pulled in the Xen and Trace kernels somehow. The reason those will not boot into a graphical display is because you do not have your graphic drivers compiled against them.

    Now let me get this correct. You said that you did both methods of install? So does that mean you added the Nvidia repository in Yast and then installed the drivers; THEN you went to the NVIDIA website and compiled your driver using something similar to NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-180.51-pkg2.run ?

    What exactly did you do?

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    I started yast up, I do believe, it has been about 2 weeks, and went into the system repository and added something to it, I do not remember what the line was. I was then brought to some window that asked me to check some boxes where I selected all that did not bring up a warning msg box. Then after this was done I went to the web site and downloaded the driver from there. Then ran the driver was told to reboot and did. Upon the reboot I saw some more options added to the grub menu. The Trace -- openSUSE 11.1 - 2.6.27.19-3.2 and the Xen -- openSUSE 11.1 -2.6.27.21-0. I first tried the original and it went to tty1, also the xen went to tty1. I then tried the trace which went to graphics but only one monitor was working and it was rotated 90 degrees to the right. I tried to rerotate but couldn't. Then I saw there was a new upgrade so I clikced it. Dled and rebooted, now no GUI was avilable and was loaded into tty1 mode. All of the tty7 modes are not working.

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    There is your problem. Just randomly clicking things isn't the best way to go. Usually you have to research what you must install in order for things to install correctly. If you have added the Nvidia Repository then you have the nvidia drivers already installed. You then installed the proprietary Nvidia drivers which caused a mismatch in the kernel for the proprietary driver and the community kernel. So now it's just a question of which driver do you want to use? The community one or the proprietary one? I think you'll have less problems with the community repository. Also you'll need to get rid of the xen and trace kernels unless you need them for a specific reason? The nvidia driver works perfectly fine with the default kernel (the regular openSUSE 11.1 boot option). I'll tell you how to get rid of those as well once you tell me which driver you want to use.

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