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    Default xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    openSUSE 11.4 with nvidia gforce 6600 GT and crt monitor which needs at least 85 Hz, not 50 or 60 Hz

    After running nvidia-xconfig (manual or by yast2) the systen will not boot in GUI.
    sax2 isn't available any more, so I don't know how to configure my xorg.conf.

    Where I may found the error log file from xorg, which folder?

    This was my xorg.conf before the attempt to install nvidia drivers:
    ______________________________________________________________________________________
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vboxvideo"
    Driver "vboxvideo"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vboxvideo"
    Device "vboxvideo"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vmware"
    Driver "vmware"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vmware"
    Device "vmware"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "cirrus"
    Driver "cirrus"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "cirrus"
    Device "cirrus"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "fbdev"
    Driver "fbdev"
    EndSection
    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "fbdev"
    Device "fbdev"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vesa"
    Driver "vesa"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vesa"
    Device "vesa"
    EndSection


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout"
    Screen "vboxvideo"
    Screen "vmware"
    Screen "cirrus"
    Screen "fbdev"
    Screen "vesa"
    EndSection
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    The easy way to get NVIDIA - "When installation is complete reboot." - and you will have a problem!

    This is the xorg.conf after! The system isn't booting into the GUI. I'm left alone at the DOS Prompt.
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 260.19.44 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-04.nvidia.com) Sun Feb 27 21:50:39 PST 2011

    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout"
    Screen "vboxvideo" 0 0
    Screen "vmware" 0 0
    Screen "cirrus" 0 0
    Screen "fbdev" 0 0
    Screen "vesa" 0 0
    InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Keyboard0"
    Driver "keyboard"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    # generated from default
    Identifier "Mouse0"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "auto"
    Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "Monitor0"
    VendorName "Unknown"
    ModelName "Unknown"
    HorizSync 28.0 - 33.0
    VertRefresh 43.0 - 72.0
    Option "DPMS"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vboxvideo"
    Driver "nvidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vmware"
    Driver "nvidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "cirrus"
    Driver "nvidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "fbdev"
    Driver "nvidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Device"
    Identifier "vesa"
    Driver "nvidia"
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vboxvideo"
    Device "vboxvideo"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vmware"
    Device "vmware"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "cirrus"
    Device "cirrus"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "fbdev"
    Device "fbdev"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection

    Section "Screen"
    Identifier "vesa"
    Device "vesa"
    Monitor "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Modes "nvidia-auto-select"
    EndSubSection
    EndSection
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    For comparison purposes: This was the xorg.conf from the previous installation, openSUSE 11.2, well running:
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    # /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2011-04-13T18:28:25+0200.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dri"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "kbd" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "de"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    # Driver "mouse" will be disabled unless 'Option "AutoAddDevices" "off"'
    # is set in "ServerFlags" section.
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "ImPS/2 Generic Wheel Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    Option "CalcAlgorithm" "XServerPool"
    DisplaySize 305 230
    HorizSync 31-82
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "MCM1702"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1024x768"
    VendorName "SIEMENS NIXDORF"
    VertRefresh 50-120
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "1024x600" "800x600" "768x576" "640x480"
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "GeForce 6600 GT (0x00F2)"
    Driver "nv"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "NVidia"
    EndSection



    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    Option "Composite" "off"
    EndSection
    _______________________________________________________________________________________

    nvidia-xconfig was launched by yast2, but if I start it manually at the DOS Prompt, the result is always the same.

    nvidia-xconfig kills the whole system, and sax2 ist simply "dropped". How can I configure my machine for running 1024 x 768 at 87 Hz? The hardware is the same, except the mouse. I had to buy a new one, beause the old doesn't work since openSUSE 11.3 It's now a Logitech RX 250.

    May anyone write an xorg.conf that will work?

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    I tried the old xorg.conf from 11.2 on 11.4, and I deleted the xorg.conf before running nvidia-xconfig. Always the same problem: no GUI

    Then I copied some sections, without success. I'm fed up!

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    QUOKA wrote:

    >
    > I tried the old xorg.conf from 11.2 on 11.4, and I deleted the xorg.conf
    > before running nvidia-xconfig. Always the same problem: no GUI
    >
    > Then I copied some sections, without success. I'm fed up!
    >

    Did you also try what happens if you remove the xorg.conf at all and not run
    nvidia-config?
    I have 3 machines here with different nvidia cards and all of them can run
    KDE without xorg.conf.

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by martin_helm View Post
    QUOKA wrote:

    >
    > I tried the old xorg.conf from 11.2 on 11.4, and I deleted the xorg.conf
    > before running nvidia-xconfig. Always the same problem: no GUI
    >
    > Then I copied some sections, without success. I'm fed up!
    >

    Did you also try what happens if you remove the xorg.conf at all and not run
    nvidia-config?
    I have 3 machines here with different nvidia cards and all of them can run
    KDE without xorg.conf.

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    ION | 3GB Ram
    Same here. IMHO having an xorg.conf many times "confuses" the system. Try booting without one.
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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    Quote Originally Posted by Knurpht View Post
    Try booting without one.
    Without xorg.conf the GUI (GNOME) will appear, but with maximum resolution: 800 x 600 and bad refresh rate: 60 Hz or 57 Hz. The CRT monitor is flickering badly. I neet at least 85 Hz, and a resolution of 1024 x 768, and I have to set a strong gamma correction.

    NVIDIA X Server Settings displays the message:
    You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver.
    Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.

    After I did this (run `nvidia-xconfig` as root and restart xserver), suddenly this message appears:

    [gdm1274]: Warning: GdmLocalDisplayFactory: maximum number of x display failures reached. check x server log for errors

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    QUOKA wrote:

    > NVIDIA X Server Settings displays the message:
    > You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver.
    > Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as
    > root), and restart the X server.


    Did you balcklist nouveau and are you using nomodeset?
    That sounds as if it falls back to nouveau.

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    What's that??

    I removed all nvidia drivers by yast2, then reinstalled gfxG02.

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    Default Re: xserver problems with installing and configuring nvidia driver openSUSE 11.4

    QUOKA wrote:

    >
    > What's that??
    >
    > I removed all nvidia drivers by yast2, then reinstalled gfxG02.
    >


    I think in that case I would do it the classical way (it is called the hard
    way but it is not really hard), but before you do it look into the first
    link and try if the following helps

    Disable Kernel Mode Setting (KMS)
    Blacklist nouveau

    from the first link below.
    If not I would completely go the "hard way" using the binary nvidia
    installer as described in the link.

    It is in detail here
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_troubleshooting

    I hope it helps if you compare your steps have already done with what is
    described in the link.

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