I have faced the same problem on my desktop with the same version of drivers (on GeForce 6100, with openSUSE 10.3). The problem is with certain resolutions only; for example on my desktop the resolutions 1024x768 and 800x600 work, but 1280x1024 results in a black screen as Davide mentions.
Similar issues here. GeForce 6200 in my desktop. Using the packages from the repo, SaX2 acted like everything went well, but upon restarting X, the nv driver was loaded. Trying to reconfigure would result in either a failed X session or the nv driver being loaded. I tried using an old xorg.conf (since all the values should be the same; still no dice.
I downloaded the .run from Nvidia, ran their installer, and now everything works.
Alright so I just compiled version 173.14.19 and they work perfectly.
Need some info though, SUSE is like 1 to 2 days before final release and the drivers in the repo r broken, even though old users like me can compile them but new users won’t be happy about this and trust me, many people I know will be downloading suse 11 on release day.
Using Dell M65 + Quadro FX350M (with openSUSE 10.3), and having a similar problem: the X server does not start, and attemps to run SaX2 yiels a message like this (from SaX.log):
NVIDIA: could not open the device file /dev/nvidia0 (Input/output error).
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.
The previous version of the driver was 169.12 (rpm: nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-169.12_18.104.22.168_0.1-0.1) and worked fine. I had upgraded that using the openSUSE Update Applet to nvidia-gfxG01-kmp-default-173.14.05_22.214.171.124_0.2-1.1.
Perhaps the problem is that the driver appearing on the official NVIDIA repository is compiled assuming a 126.96.36.199 kernel, instead of the current 188.8.131.52 version of openSUSE 10.3. (Note to myself: next time, don’t trust NVIDIA, and before clicking on the “update” button, check a dozen times that the NVIDIA driver is the one compatible with the current system system…:mad:)
Anyways, before I launch myself into compiling by hand the driver for the current kernel (easy as it may be), I’d rather restore the previous version of the driver.
Except that I can’t find it anymore… It seems that NVIDIA just replaces the old version in their repository. Or I am wrong?
By the way, I see here people mentioning version 173.14.19 of the driver. Here, however, the most recent driver listed for Linux IA32 is 173.14.09. Am I checking the wrong place?
I think we made a mistake typing the version number, it is 173.14.09 and nvidia mentions themselves that they r aware of the bug in 173.14.05 and thats why they release 173.14.09 so I doubt opensuse has anything to do with it
So, I guess I have no choice but to compile the new driver by hand. 'Pity I’m leaving for a long business trip in a few days, and I’m swamped with things to do… I suppose I’ll have to stick with the nv driver… (or: anybody has any experience with the nouveau driver with my chip - Quadro FX 350M?)