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    Default nvidia, net access

    This all stems from trying to install 11.1

    I upgraded from 11.0 to 11.1 and Compiz didn't work.
    Then I use the 1-click nvidia install and rebooted
    Reboot failed to make it to the GUI with retry errors.
    I visited NVIDIA/Problems with 1-click install - openSUSE and found that did describe my problem.
    Lastly, since I don't make it into the GUI I don't have network access so I can't upgrade my installation using zypper.

    2 questions:
    1. how do I get internet access at that level? No UI, just command prompt.
    2. can I change a text based config file to tell gnome not to use nvidia, but to use what ever was there before. That way I can just update in the GUI as I did before.

    Thanks for your help,

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    Default Re: nvidia, net access

    You installed the driver, but did not configure X to use it. To do so:

    At the login prompt in the console (that's what you're seeing) login with username and password, and do:

    su -c 'init 3'

    su -c 'sax2 -r -m0=nvidia'

    Pick Change Configuration, check and adjust settings where needed, save and exit. X-server (for graphic display) is now configured to use the nvidia driver.

    su -c 'init 5 && exit'

    This returns you to the graphic login screen, if all is well. If not, get back and we'll try to help you.
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    Default Re: nvidia, net access

    Thanks for the info. I tried it out but then it couldn't find screens. I'm on a dual-boot now (this is Vista), and I can't think of how to copy screen or files from the broken suse part. Here is what I jotted down from the problem now:

    su -c 'init 3'

    su -c 'sax2 -r -m0=nvidia'

    Here I got errors:
    xc: sorry could not start configuration server
    xc: for details refer to log /var/log/SaX.log
    xc: abort

    That log file is too big, but the last 2 lines were:

    Fatal server error
    no screens found

    Let me know if there are any particular lines in the log file I should look for.


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