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    aaberg80 NNTP User

    Default Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    Hi,

    First of all, I am new to GNU/Linux.

    I have just installed 64bit openSUSE 11.1 on my Dell latitude laptop. The laptop has a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140m graphics card. I tried to install the NVIDIA drivers by using the 1-click link from this page:
    NVIDIA - openSUSE

    After the install I clicked "Logout". KDE closed. The startkde command threw an error message.

    sax2 -r wouldn't work

    After trying different things, I finally got KDE-gui to work again, by typing.

    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=nv
    init5;exit

    inside the gui, in the Terminal, I tried to type:
    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
    this opens sax2, but when I test the settings, I get an error: Testing Configuration Failed
    For further information, refer to the file /var/log/xorg.99.log

    Looking in the log file, I found this:
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"

    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check your
    (EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
    (II) LoadModule: "kbd"

    ...

    in the bottom of the file:
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found



    Is there anyone who can tell me what is wrong and how to fix it? Thx

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    Default Re: Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    Quote Originally Posted by aaberg80
    Hi,

    First of all, I am new to GNU/Linux.

    I have just installed 64bit openSUSE 11.1 on my Dell latitude laptop.
    The laptop has a NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140m graphics card. I tried to
    install the NVIDIA drivers by using the 1-click link from this page:
    'NVIDIA - openSUSE' (http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA)

    After the install I clicked "Logout". KDE closed. The startkde command
    threw an error message.

    sax2 -r wouldn't work

    After trying different things, I finally got KDE-gui to work again, by
    typing.

    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=nv
    init5;exit

    inside the gui, in the Terminal, I tried to type:
    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
    this opens sax2, but when I test the settings, I get an error: Testing
    Configuration Failed
    For further information, refer to the file /var/log/xorg.99.log

    Looking in the log file, I found this:
    (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"

    (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
    compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
    Module class: X.Org Video Driver
    (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to load the NVIDIA kernel module. Please check
    your
    (EE) NVIDIA: system's kernel log for additional error messages.
    (II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
    (II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/updates//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
    (EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module-specific error, 0)
    (II) LoadModule: "kbd"
    ...

    in the bottom of the file:
    Fatal server error:
    no screens found


    Is there anyone who can tell me what is wrong and how to fix it? Thx

    Hi
    Instead of nv use nvidia in the sax2 command.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 (i586) Kernel 2.6.31-rc4-1-desktop
    up 0:28, 2 users, load average: 0.14, 0.15, 0.15
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    aaberg80 NNTP User

    Default Re: Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Instead of nv use nvidia in the sax2 command.

    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    openSUSE 11.2 Milestone 5 (i586) Kernel 2.6.31-rc4-1-desktop
    up 0:28, 2 users, load average: 0.14, 0.15, 0.15
    ASUS eeePC 1000HE ATOM N280 1.66GHz | GPU Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME
    That doesn't work. When I use nvidia instead of nv, sax2 won't start at all!

    Any suggestions?

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    aaberg80 NNTP User

    Default Re: Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    I finally got it to work! The Update Applet suggested about 50 updates, and after successfully installing the them and a reboot, I was able to enable the nvidia drivers by typing sax2 -r in the terminal.


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    Default Re: Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    If you use the repo's check this:
    Some NVIDIA Basics - openSUSE Forums
    But looks like you need to do it manually::

    But my check at nvidia shows only possible is beta


    Look yourself
    Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

    Remove the drivers installed by the repo, then remove the nvidia repo

    follow this:

    Alright so here is how to install the nvidia driver manually, in case the one in the repo doesn't work or u just want to use the latest.
    Go to Yast>Software>Software Management
    Search for and install if you don't have these:


    make
    gcc
    kernel-source


    Now download the latest Nvidia driver:
    Place the file in your /home/username


    Now restart and at the boot screen, pause the boot by moving the down button, then move back up and clear any text in the boot arguments by holding backspace. Then just type the number: 3


    At the login
    Type "root" then enter and then your root password and press enter.
    now type


    cd /home/username
    *Now remember you can use the {TAB} key to auto complete
    so type:
    sh NVIDIA{TAB}
    and the whole file name should auto complete


    eg: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run
    Follow the installer and let it compile the kernel module for you.
    Say Yes to everything
    Use TAB to move around
    reboot
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    aaberg80 NNTP User

    Default Re: Problems getting nvidia drivers to work

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    If you use the repo's check this:
    Some NVIDIA Basics - openSUSE Forums
    But looks like you need to do it manually::

    But my check at nvidia shows only possible is beta


    Look yourself
    Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

    Remove the drivers installed by the repo, then remove the nvidia repo

    follow this:
    Thank you for your response, but as I wrote in my last post, I got it to work. The Update Applet installed a lot of updates, and after that, it worked.

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