Shortly after openSUSE 11.4 / KDE was released I updated one of my systems (Pentium D dual core, 3GB memory, nvidia GeForce 6700 XL card with 2 monitors attached to it. The 2 screens actually worked as one big screen via nvidia-settings program.) to openSUSE 11.4 / KDE 4.6.
Initially I used the nouveau driver with only one monitor attached. That worked fine but I was missing my 2nd display.
Last week I decided to try the proprietary nvidia driver in combination with nvidia-settings program to reactivate the 2 screens mode that actually worked as one big screen…
I used the 1 click install for Geforce 6 and newer cards from the following URL:
SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE
The system said that the install was successfull and that i needed to reboot. After the reboot the system booted in run level 3, as run level 5 was skipped (splash rng-tools) As stated in the above URL I looked into the troubleshooting URL - SDB:NVIDIA troubleshooting - openSUSE
but did not find a solution.
After that I tried from the 1st URL - SDB:NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE the “repository
way”. My nvidia card is a Geforce 6700 XL - VGA Compatible Controller and the kernel in use is 126.96.36.199-1.2-desktop. I have added the nvidia repository in yast and install the required packages:
The system installed in addition:
and I selected in addition:
I restarted the system but it still booted in run level 3, as run level 5 was skipped.
I tried the “whatsever” options 1-5 from the following URL :
SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
without success as the system still booted in run level 3, as run level 5 was skipped.
I wonder why I cannot run nvidia-settings from the run level 3 since the system generates the following error: The control display is undefined; Please run nvidia-settings --help for usage information.
Any idea for help??? before I continue with “whatsever” option 6 from the following URL :
SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE.
Looking through dmesg I found the following:
NVRM: Loading NVIDIA Unix x86 kernel module 173.14.28
NVRM:API mismatch: the client has the version 270.41.06, but
NVRM:but this kernel module has the version 173.14.28 Please
NVRM:make sure that this kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
NVRM:components have the same version.
What went wrong and how to correct???