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    Default Nvidia Driver

    Hi I am writing this using lynx so bear with me. My power went out yesturday for an extended period of time and now my graphics are messed up
    I started my computer up and I only can get 640x480, so I was trying to reinstall the drivers but the nvidia drivers on the repositroy do not make sense as far as what goes with what, or descriptions of them.
    so I downloaded the driver off nvidias website instaled it. It went to my desktop same problem. help please
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    Quote Originally Posted by mich04 View Post
    so I was trying to reinstall the drivers but the nvidia drivers on the repositroy do not make sense as far as what goes with what, or descriptions of them.
    What do you mean?

    Quote Originally Posted by mich04 View Post
    so I downloaded the driver off nvidias website instaled it. It went to my desktop same problem.
    Maybe the driver wasn't the problem and so reinstalling it wasn't the solution.

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    Their seems to be multiple drivers and I do not understand the ones I need.


    I tried to reinstall it in case there was a kernel update that did not make the connection with the driver. i dunno I am just trying things. I was just trying to bring the drivers back to the original setup.

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    ok after running X again in the terminal it reads
    (EE) NV: The PCI device XXXXX at XXXXXX has a kernel module claming it.
    (EE) NV: This driver cannot operate until it has been unloaded.
    (EE) No devices detected.

    Fatal server error:
    no screens found

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    Default Re: Nvidia Driver

    Did you try booting in Failsafe?
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    well failsafe brings me to the desktop at one resolution above 640x480 the only start up issue I see when I hit escape is that the MCElog fails to start.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Driver

    OK
    So how did you install the nvidia driver?
    You said you downloaded it.

    But, perhaps first, you should tell us what nvidia card you have....
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    03:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation ION VGA (rev b1)

    NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06.run

    under yast it has these installed
    nvidia-gfx-kmp-desktop version 96.43.19_k2.6.37.1_1.2-25.1
    x11-video-nvidia version 96.43.19-26.1

    I just added x11failsafe to my boot command got to a desktop reinstalled the driver by going to init 3, su, sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-270.41.06.run and going through there prompts. and now I do have to driver working again and a desktop, but I am back to just having 640x480 available.

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    If you are installed manually from level 3 that is fine
    But you don't have the nvidia repo in your list also do you?

    Is this an on-board nvidia graphics then?
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    it is on board. and yes I do have the repo in my repositories that’s how I originally had it installed until I had the 640x480 problem the first time. than I downloaded and installed nvidias driver in init 3, and that had seemed to fix the problem, except now it has happened again.

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