installed nvidia thru oneclick lost X [desktop]

This is regarding machine #1
I found a oneclick site to install nvidia drivers for opensuse 11.3 64 bit.](
It didn’t actually say if it was for or not for 64 bit.
The install was ok - no problems.
I rebooted and all that would come on the monitor was a big command line terminal.
So, obviously, it didn’t go as well as I had hoped.
I can move around in it but would like some direction on how to get back the display drivers I had before I did the one click install. [If thats even possible]
I tried startx, but it gave me errors about not finding it and to visit the xorg site.
I can always reinstall, but it would be nice if I could recover, without having to.
Thank you.

Can you boot in failsafe

If you can follow the directions here
nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 & 11.4 - Guide

If you can’t boot failsafe let me know

caf4926 ty for replying

I did as suggested, but might have done something wrong or my problem is different.
I am writing this in failsafe mode, where it seems that things function normally.

However, when I boot into regular?] mode, it still boots into console only.
‘startx’ does not work and when I read msgs looking in /var/log for more info.
Specifically /var/log/xorg.0.log but also /var/log/kdm which are too long for this forum.
I have submitted them to pastebin:
Xorg log -

This line appears In Xorg.log:
“13.748] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)”

kdm log -

In kdm log I get:
“Failed to load module “nvidia” (module does not exist)”
, although I have gone and checked in Software and have seen that nvidia is indeed installed.

I have checked a few other things that I found thru your “Other references”, but I think I may be in over my head on this one.
Both of these logs are quite lengthy and I don’t know much about interpreting them. Would you help by having a glance and maybe something you notice may need to be changed?

Thank You

Post result of:

rpm -qa | grep nvidia
uname -a

Your kdm log says: Current Operating System: Linux linux-y8oh 2.6.34-12-desktop

Xorg says: Current Operating System: Linux DBD64

Can you just confirm your OS and the above codes

Should they all have the same numbers?

OS is Linux x86_64

dabud@DBD64:~> rpm -qa | grep nvidia

dabud@DBD64:~> uname -a
Linux #1 SMP PREEMPT 2010-12-13 11:13:53 +0100 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

It’s too puzzling for me
Just works for me

I never had any trouble and so I never had to work hard at it. Hopefully someone with troubleshooting experience can help.

Boot into failsafe and open yast, uninstall the Nvidia driver that you installed. Reboot. Hopefully that will get you back to were you started.
Now open yast again and configure the repo for Nvidia and install it from the repo.
If all goes well it should work.

@ linclkh - ty Uninstalling it [nvidia] thru Yast did the trick. Brought me back to where I began. [nouveau]
@caf4926 - ty for your help. I am using the 8500GT card also, but maybe different else hardware. I would like to use the proprietary driver but maybe I won’t be able to. Is it possible it won’t work if its 64 bit c2d?
Maybe a little more investigation on my part is needed. Thanks

Uninstalling it [nvidia] thru Yast did the trick. Brought me back to where I began. [nouveau]

So did you also remove nomodeset and adjust the KMS settings in etc/Sysconfig ?


So did you also remove nomodeset and adjust the KMS settings in etc/Sysconfig ?

No, I didn’t change those. Should I?

Well the settings there should have been changed to make the nvidia driver work
I would change them back if you are now using nouveau