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    Default installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    Hi,

    I have just installed openSUSE 11.1 64 bit on my system. Subsequently registered to get an auto-update repo and auto-updated until no more updates were offered.

    Then I first tried YaST to install NVidia drivers from the NVidia repo (added their repo), but sax2 wouldn't recognize them.

    So I downloaded their 190. (beta) drivers, installed the kernel source code and gcc 4.3. Then I switched to a console (Ctrl+Alt+F1), closed the x server, ran the driver install as described (gcc 4.3 is installed). Installer said that all is fine (I checked the log to be sure). So I ran sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia, but the driver still isn't recognized.

    What can I do now to make this work?

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    Default Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    Solved. I simply had to call nvidia-xconfig as root.

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    Default Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    karx11erx adjusted his/her AFDB on Thursday 20 Aug 2009 20:56 to write:

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    > Solved. I simply had to call nvidia-xconfig as root.
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    >


    Thanks for posting the solution, now maybe others will see your post and
    know the cure.

    However I doubt it very much.

    :-)

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    Red face Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    Quote Originally Posted by karx11erx View Post
    Solved. I simply had to call nvidia-xconfig as root.
    I'm very glad you solved the problem, but I'm new to Linux (and opensuse). Could you please explain?

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    Smile Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    First off, it is suggested that you install and use openSUSE 11.3 as it is supported while openSUSE 11.1 is not, though that may have been a typo. Anyone that wants to install the nVIDIA proprietary video driver should read the following documents:

    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE

    You can install the nVIDIA driver using the 1-Click Installation Here:

    SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE

    Also, pay close attention to the repository method that was mentioned above. I normally install the nVIDIA driver the hard way. I download the most recent driver from here:

    Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies

    There is a document on how to install this driver the hard way here:

    SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE

    I happen to have a bash script file you can use to install the driver the hard way from here:

    LNVHW - Load NVIDIA (driver the) Hard Way from runlevel 3

    Message #12 has the most recent version of lnvhw for your usage.

    Loading the nVIDIA driver the hard way allows you to keep the most recent version loaded BUT, every time you update your kernel, you must reload this driver. If you do not mind not having the most recent driver, using the repository method to load the driver, might be a better choice for you. If you did not see that, reread the documents I have posted here for you to read.

    Thank You,
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    Default Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    Condulmari, in a nutshell this is what he did:
    • Tried to install nvidia-drivers via the repo which didn't work.


    • Switched to a terminal via Ctrl+Alt+F1

    • Ran init 3

    • Switched to the directory where the driver was and ran "sudo ./NVIDIA...."

    • sudo nvidia-xconfig
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    Smile Re: installing NVidia driver for Geforce GTX 275 fails

    You can modify the nvidia settings so that it is ran as a root user in kde using the following command or by an edit of the menu entry for the nVIDIA Settings program:
    Code:
    kdesu nvidia-settings
    You can create a desktop icon, in KDE, if using the folder view by saving the following text as ~/Desktop/nVIDIA-Settings.desktop

    Code:
    [Desktop Entry]
    Comment[en_US]=
    Comment=
    Exec=kdesu nvidia-settings
    GenericName[en_US]=nVIDIA Settings
    GenericName=nVIDIA Settings
    Icon=/usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/nvidia-settings.png
    MimeType=
    Name[en_US]=nVIDIA Settings
    Name=nVIDIA Settings
    Path=
    StartupNotify=true
    Terminal=false
    TerminalOptions=
    Type=Application
    X-DBUS-ServiceName=
    X-DBUS-StartupType=
    X-KDE-SubstituteUID=false
    X-KDE-Username=
    X-SuSE-translate=true
    Thank You,
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