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    J-dog NNTP User

    Question Please help! Can't load desktop - video drivers

    Hi everybody, I'm quite new to OpenSuse and I have a problem. My GeForce 8800 graphics card (for which I was using drivers in OpenSuse 11.1) has failed.

    I'll invest in a new card later in the year, but in the meantime I cannot log in to OpenSuse - at least, I can't load the desktop... I'm stuck with a console.

    I suppose this is because it's using the old nVidia drivers while I'm now relying on my onboard (Intel) graphics card in the meantime.

    How can I uninstall these drivers or overwrite them with new (or standard?) drivers through the console? I'm using gnome desktop if it matters.

    Thank you in advance!

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    Default Re: Please help! Can't load desktop - video drivers

    Run sax2 in console mode to see if you can create a new configuration.

    If that doesn't work, you may need to work out how to get rid of the faulty drivers first but, if they are faulty, sax2 may not pick them up anyway.
    Last edited by john_hudson; 19-Aug-2009 at 12:10. Reason: Clarification

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    Default Re: Please help! Can't load desktop - video drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by J-dog
    Hi everybody, I'm quite new to OpenSuse and I have a problem. My GeForce
    8800 graphics card (for which I was using drivers in OpenSuse 11.1) has
    failed.

    I'll invest in a new card later in the year, but in the meantime I
    cannot log in to OpenSuse - at least, I can't load the desktop... I'm
    stuck with a console.

    I suppose this is because it's using the old nVidia drivers while I'm
    now relying on my onboard (Intel) graphics card in the meantime.

    How can I uninstall these drivers or overwrite them with new (or
    standard?) drivers through the console? I'm using gnome desktop if it
    matters.

    Thank you in advance!
    Hi
    At the cosole login then run the follwoing commands;
    Code:
    su -
    init 3
    sax2 -r -m 0=intel
    (if that doesn't work use vesa)
    init 5 && exit
    --
    Cheers Malcolm (Linux Counter #276890)
    SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel 2.6.27.25-0.1-default
    up 14 days 22:52, 2 users, load average: 2.07, 2.11, 2.17
    GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 190.18


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    Default Re: Please help! Can't load desktop - video drivers

    Malcolm adjusted his/her AFDB on Wednesday 19 Aug 2009 20:15 to write:

    >
    Quote Originally Posted by J-dog
    > Hi everybody, I'm quite new to OpenSuse and I have a problem. My GeForce
    > 8800 graphics card (for which I was using drivers in OpenSuse 11.1) has
    > failed.
    >
    > I'll invest in a new card later in the year, but in the meantime I
    > cannot log in to OpenSuse - at least, I can't load the desktop... I'm
    > stuck with a console.
    >
    > I suppose this is because it's using the old nVidia drivers while I'm
    > now relying on my onboard (Intel) graphics card in the meantime.
    >
    > How can I uninstall these drivers or overwrite them with new (or
    > standard?) drivers through the console? I'm using gnome desktop if it
    > matters.
    >
    > Thank you in advance!
    >
    > Hi
    > At the cosole login then run the follwoing commands;
    >
    Code:
    > su -
    > init 3
    > sax2 -r -m 0=intel
    > (if that doesn't work use vesa)
    > init 5 && exit
    >
    >


    What malcom said but you will probably need to un-install the nvidia`s first
    ( as they alter some of the system files when you install )

    Depending on how you installed them depends on how to un-install them.

    HTH
    --
    Mark
    Caveat emptor
    Nullus in verba
    Nil illegitimi carborundum

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    J-dog NNTP User

    Default Re: Please help! Can't load desktop - video drivers

    Thanks guys! That was perfect... exactly what I needed to get into the desktop

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