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    Default kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    OS: Linux 2.6.27.29-0.1-default x86_64

    System: openSUSE 11.1 (x86_64)

    KDE: 4.3.00 (KDE 4.3.0) "release 155"

    Is incompatible with latest nvidia drivers (nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-default 185.18.31_2.6.27.25_0.1-11.1 and x11-video-nvidiaG02 185.18.31-12.1, I'm working in safe mode now ...

    8-(

    I shall wait.

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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    Why not install the nVidia drivers the "hard" way ?

    (it is hard until you try it, after that it becomes your second nature )

    You just need to remember to recompile the drivers after a kernel update.

    Download the drivers from nvidia website. Save the file on desktop or whenever you want it. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to tty1, login, type su, go to the directory where you saved the nVidia drivers, type /etc/init.d/xdm stop (to stop the X server), after that type sh nVidia-whatever-version.run -q, after compiling the driver type /etc/init.d/xdm start to start the X servr again.

    P.S. You need kernel-source, make and gcc to compile it.
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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    Sure. I'll follow your advice.

    It's just that I can't do during work so I hope my wife will leave me free an hour or two next sunday ....

    TNX a lot!

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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    By the way, the drivers are compatible, it's just that this module is incompatible with the kernel you are running. Have phun and good luck!
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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    BenderBendingRodriguez wrote:

    >
    > By the way, the drivers are compatible, it's just that this module is
    > incompatible with the kernel you are running. Have phun and good luck!
    >
    >


    I just updated to 2.6.27.29-0.1-default and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-
    default-185.18.31_2.6.27.25_0.1-11.1 and x11-video-nvidiaG02-185.18.31-12.1
    on openSUSE 11.1 x64 - via yast and no manual compiles and no problems.


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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    Good it works Some people also reported that this module works. Earlier in the old days when i was using NVIDIA repo they didn't work, i guess they made them compatible regardless what kernel-version you're using?
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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    BenderBendingRodriguez adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 21 Aug 2009 10:06 to
    write:

    >
    > Why not install the nVidia drivers the "hard" way ?
    >
    > (it is hard until you try it, after that it becomes your second nature
    > )
    >
    > You just need to remember to recompile the drivers after a kernel
    > update.
    >
    > Download the drivers from nvidia website. Save the file on desktop or
    > whenever you want it. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to tty1, login, type su,


    >



    You forgot to tell him to drop to runlevel 3, you cannot install the drivers
    while X is running.

    After you login as root type:

    init 3


    This will drop out the Xserver allowing you to run the install script, once
    you have installed following the below stuff type :

    init 5

    This will get you to the login screen.

    > go to the directory where you saved the nVidia drivers, type
    > /etc/init.d/xdm stop (to stop the X server), after that type sh
    > nVidia-whatever-version.run -q, after compiling the driver type
    > /etc/init.d/xdm start to start the X servr again.
    >
    > P.S. You need kernel-source, make and gcc to compile it.
    >

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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    Unfortunatelly you are wrong

    /etc/init.d/xdm stop and then start is enough to do this since it stops only the x server and not the rest. Try it for yourself?

    init 3 kills more services than necessary so this way you keep the sound etc. so less chances of breaking something.

    I'd update the wiki for installing nVidia drivers the hard way but i'd need to speak about it with someone more experienced IF there are any disadvantages here.
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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    BenderBendingRodriguez adjusted his/her AFDB on Friday 21 Aug 2009 18:36 to
    write:

    >
    > Unfortunatelly you are wrong
    >
    > /etc/init.d/xdm stop and then start is enough to do this since it stops
    > only the x server and not the rest. Try it for yourself?
    >
    >


    Ye that will work and I am not disputing that, but you did not tell the OP
    to do that.

    You told him to rerun the command after he installed the drivers but not to
    run /etc/init.d/xdm stop first.

    i was only pointing out so that the OP did not think he had done something
    wrong when the Nvidia install throws an error because the X server is still
    running.

    However I think init 3 is a better approach as then you have more chance of
    the system not hanging on to the old module, I have seen times when an xdm
    stop does not work because something running on the DE//WM has locked the
    xserver and does not release the module.

    However horses for courses.

    :-)

    HTH

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    Default Re: kernel 2.6.27.29 and nvidia - better wait applying

    Quote Originally Posted by BenderBendingRodriguez View Post
    Why not install the nVidia drivers the "hard" way ?

    (it is hard until you try it, after that it becomes your second nature )

    You just need to remember to recompile the drivers after a kernel update.

    Download the drivers from nvidia website. Save the file on desktop or whenever you want it. Press Ctrl+Alt+F1 to get to tty1, login, type su, go to the directory where you saved the nVidia drivers, type /etc/init.d/xdm stop (to stop the X server), after that type sh nVidia-whatever-version.run -q, after compiling the driver type /etc/init.d/xdm start to start the X servr again.

    P.S. You need kernel-source, make and gcc to compile it.
    Something more ??

    Then i might add if that command won't tell in green that it has been stopped then use init 3
    How does a linux geek make love??

    - rtfm; unzip; strip; touch; finger; mount; fsck; more; yes; umount; zip; sleep;

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