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    Question Monitor wierd pattern after sleep/hibernate

    Hi All,
    I am currently running OpenSuse v12.3 and experiencing an issue with my monitor whenever I put the OS into either sleep/hibernate state. The sleep/hibernate do put the PC to sleep/hibernate but when it wakes up, the monitor has all wierd pattern where I can't picture what the screen looks like. Is it a video setting that I need to configure or an updated video driver ?

    This is what I have:

    ~> /sbin/lspci -nnk | grep VGA -A2
    01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GF106 [GeForce GTS 450] [10de:0dc4] (rev a1)
    Subsystem: eVga.com. Corp. Device [3842:1450]
    Kernel driver in use: nouveau


    Any help or suggestion is greatly appreciated.

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    Default Re: Monitor wierd pattern after sleep/hibernate

    Don't know but you might try the NVIDIA propritary driver. It may help.

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    gogalthorp,
    Thank you for the reply. I was holding off doing what you suggested, but I finally went to nvidia.com. Here's the url I went to, Nvidia Installer HOWTO for openSUSE users and the steps I took from the Release note. Bare in mind, I change the repository directory to 12.3. My issue is now resolved.

    2. openSUSE 12.1-AMD64

    It is recommended to use YaST for installation of the NVIDIA
    driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
    simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
    recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

    Update your Kernel via YOU (YaST Online Update). Use

    YaST -> Software -> Software Repositories -> Add

    Protocol: HTTP
    Server Name: : download.nvidia.com
    Directory on Server: /opensuse/12.1

    to add the NVIDIA http server as additional installation source.
    Now use

    YaST -> Software -> Software Management

    to install the NVIDIA driver. The appropriate NVIDIA packages will be
    autoselected, if your card is supported. These are either

    a) x11-video-nvidia + nvidia-gfx-kmp-(kernel_flavor)

    or

    b) x11-video-nvidiaG01 + nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-(kernel_flavor)

    or

    c) x11-video-nvidiaG02 + nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-(kernel_flavor)

    If no additional packages are autoselected, your card is not supported
    by the driver (RPMs) at the moment. It needs to be mentioned that 'xen'
    is excluded from the kernel flavors supported by the Nvidia drivers.

    People who aren't afraid of recompiling the nvidia kernel module or
    even reinstalling the nvidia driver each time the kernel has been
    updated and want or need to use the latest and greatest nvidia driver
    can use the following steps 1-4. The others should use the
    instructions above using YaST and skip the steps below.

    1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
    installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.

    2) Run the following commands

    echo "blacklist nouveau" > /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf
    # recreate initrd without KMS, if the use of KMS is enabled in initrd
    if grep -q NO_KMS_IN_INITRD=\"no\" /etc/sysconfig/kernel; then
    sed -i 's/NO_KMS_IN_INITRD.*/NO_KMS_IN_INITRD="yes"/g' /etc/sysconfig/kernel
    mkinitrd
    fi

    3) Reboot your machine.

    4) Use the nvidia installer for 290.10.

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run -q

    IMPORTANT: You need to recompile and install the nvidia kernel module
    after each kernel update.

    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-290.10.run -K

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