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    Default Nvidia Geforce 210

    Hi, I have used Fedora for quite awhile now, and I decided to try OpenSUSE. So far everything is great, the only thing i am having an issue with is the graphics. I am using KDE with 11.04. My graphics card is an Nvidia Geforce 210. For some reason compositing "sometimes" works. I press APPLY and a little box pops up saying it could not activate some effects.

    Here is my lspci:

    Code:
    00:00.0 Host bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 Host Bridge (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
    
    00:02.0 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc RS480 PCI-X Root Port (prog-if 00 [Normal decode])
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=01, subordinate=01, sec-latency=0
            I/O behind bridge: 0000e000-0000efff
            Memory behind bridge: fb000000-fcffffff
            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: 00000000b0000000-00000000cfffffff
            Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 3
            Capabilities: [58] Express Root Port (Slot-), MSI 00
            Capabilities: [80] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Capabilities: [b0] Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Capabilities: [b8] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable+ Fixed+
            Capabilities: [100] Advanced Error Reporting
            Capabilities: [140] Virtual Channel
    
    00:12.0 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 Serial ATA Controller (prog-if 8f [Master SecP SecO PriP PriO])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 22
            I/O ports at ff00 [size=8]
            I/O ports at fe00 [size=4]
            I/O ports at fd00 [size=8]
            I/O ports at fc00 [size=4]
            I/O ports at fb00 [size=16]
            Memory at fe02f000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=512]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at 80000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 2
            Capabilities: [50] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Kernel driver in use: sata_sil
    
    00:13.0 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
            Memory at fe02e000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    
    00:13.1 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB Host Controller (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
            Memory at fe02d000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Kernel driver in use: ohci_hcd
    
    00:13.2 USB Controller: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 USB2 Host Controller (prog-if 20 [EHCI])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 19
            Memory at fe02c000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            Capabilities: [dc] Power Management version 2
            Capabilities: [d0] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Kernel driver in use: ehci_hcd
    
    00:14.0 SMBus: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 SMBus Controller (rev 11)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: 66MHz, medium devsel
            I/O ports at 0400 [size=16]
            Memory at fe02b000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=1K]
            Capabilities: [b0] HyperTransport: MSI Mapping Enable- Fixed+
    
    00:14.1 IDE interface: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 IDE Controller (prog-if 8a [Master SecP PriP])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 16
            I/O ports at 01f0 [size=8]
            I/O ports at 03f4 [size=1]
            I/O ports at 0170 [size=8]
            I/O ports at 0374 [size=1]
            I/O ports at f900 [size=16]
            Capabilities: [70] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit-
            Kernel driver in use: pata_atiixp
    
    00:14.3 ISA bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-ISA Bridge
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 0
    
    00:14.4 PCI bridge: ATI Technologies Inc IXP SB400 PCI-PCI Bridge (prog-if 01 [Subtractive decode])
            Flags: bus master, VGA palette snoop, 66MHz, medium devsel, latency 64
            Bus: primary=00, secondary=02, subordinate=02, sec-latency=64
            I/O behind bridge: 0000d000-0000dfff
            Memory behind bridge: fdd00000-fddfffff
            Prefetchable memory behind bridge: fde00000-fdefffff
    
    00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
            Flags: fast devsel
            Capabilities: [80] HyperTransport: Host or Secondary Interface
    
    00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
            Flags: fast devsel
    
    00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
            Flags: fast devsel
    
    00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
            Flags: fast devsel
            Kernel driver in use: k8temp
    
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation GT218 [GeForce 210] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
            Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1212
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
            Memory at fb000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16M]
            Memory at b0000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=256M]
            Memory at ce000000 (64-bit, prefetchable) [size=32M]
            I/O ports at ef00 [size=128]
            [virtual] Expansion ROM at c0000000 [disabled] [size=512K]
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
            Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
            Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
            Capabilities: [b4] Vendor Specific Information: Len=14 <?>
            Capabilities: [100] Virtual Channel
            Capabilities: [128] Power Budgeting <?>
            Capabilities: [600] Vendor Specific Information: ID=0001 Rev=1 Len=024 <?>
            Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    
    01:00.1 Audio device: nVidia Corporation High Definition Audio Controller (rev a1)
            Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device 1212
            Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 18
            Memory at fcffc000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
            Capabilities: [60] Power Management version 3
            Capabilities: [68] MSI: Enable- Count=1/1 Maskable- 64bit+
            Capabilities: [78] Express Endpoint, MSI 00
            Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
    
    02:03.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL-8139/8139C/8139C+ (rev 10)
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
            I/O ports at dc00 [size=256]
            Memory at fddff000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=256]
            Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: 8139too
    
    02:05.0 FireWire (IEEE 1394): VIA Technologies, Inc. VT6306/7/8 [Fire II(M)] IEEE 1394 OHCI Controller (rev 80) (prog-if 10 [OHCI])
            Subsystem: Hewlett-Packard Company Device 2a26
            Flags: bus master, stepping, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 20
            Memory at fddfe000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=2K]
            I/O ports at df00 [size=128]
            Capabilities: [50] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: firewire_ohci
    
    02:08.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. Atheros AR5001X+ Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
            Subsystem: Netgear WG311T 108 Mbps Wireless PCI Adapter (rev.A3)
            Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 168, IRQ 16
            Memory at fdde0000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=64K]
            Capabilities: [44] Power Management version 2
            Kernel driver in use: ath5k
    
    02:09.0 Modem: Motorola SM56 Data Fax Modem (rev 04) (prog-if 00 [Generic])
            Subsystem: Motorola Device 3020
            Flags: stepping, medium devsel, IRQ 17
            Memory at fddfd000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=4K]
            I/O ports at da00 [size=256]
            Capabilities: [80] Power Management version 2
    Any Ideas would be great!

    Thanks

  2. #2

    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    Install the nvidia drivers using the Nvidia repository.

    SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE

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    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    Quote Originally Posted by A-D4M View Post
    Install the nvidia drivers using the Nvidia repository.

    SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE
    LinXNute, further to A-D4M's post, the information you posted indicated
    Code:
            Kernel driver in use: nouveau
    i.e. you are using the nouveau video driver. As A-D4M noted you need to install the proprietary nvidia graphic driver to get the capabilities you want. Note that in order to get the proprietary driver to work, you may need to disable kernel mode setting (KMS) via navigating to yast > System > /etc/sysconfig Editor > System > Kernel > NO_KMS_IN_INITRD and change it to "yes". This takes a minute or two to save once changed is submitted.

    and also black list the nouveau driver with root permissions via:
    Code:
        echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
    Then restart and install the proprietary driver (and restart and test after installing).

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    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    I thought the repo way automatically takes care of nouveau?

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    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    A-D4M wrote:

    >
    > I thought the repo way automatically takes care of nouveau?
    >

    It does.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    Sorry for the late reply. I have one more question.

    Install the nvidia drivers using the Nvidia repository.

    SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE
    Which repository do I download? I see there is one for Legacy, Current, and FX cards.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Geforce 210

    Current - GeForce 6 and newer

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