nvidia driver

after i install nvidia from NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE
my Dekstop is gone, i got just a terminal whene i start , now i have to rune it in failsafe so i can make have a desktop how can i fix it pls somoane help me,

i got en8600 GTS

This should help:

  1. log in as root
  2. Switch to runlevel 3:
init 3
  1. Launch SaX2 to configure your xorg.conf:
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)
  1. Add composite and more (optional, but recommended):
nvidia-xconfig --composite
nvidia-xconfig --allow-glx-with-composite
nvidia-xconfig --render-accel
nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
nvidia-xconfig --damage-events
  1. Switch back to runlevel 5:
init 5

Now your login-screen should appear.

i add this in terminal mod or failsafe?

All this is done in the regular terminal-mode. ‘init 3’ will kill your desktop otherwise.

Init 3, takes you out of failsafe mode, and puts you at the console. Follow his instructions from the beginning, and you’ll be OK.

dont work , sax can`t start

im making the log now

here is the log sax http://www.mediafire.com/?g2zncmojwnj

I’d still check that hint.

Your power supply may be too low too.

is not the powersuply , on vista64 it works great,with no errors

The link you posted has several different methods for installing nvidia drivers. Which one did you use?

Could you post the results of the following commands?

lsmod | grep nvidia
hwinfo --gfxcard

by the way is asus en8600 gts (real name nvidia 8600 GTS) , but this not a problem on windows, beacuse assus driver page give me the same download like nvidia

end if you ask way is assus , is beacuse it gives my a very powerfull cooler on it

i use * For all new NVIDIA cards (Geforce 6 and newer), click here: Nvidia-1click.png :smiley:

This is failsafe mode
lsmod | grep nvidia

->> nvidia 9647368 0

hwinfo --gfxcard

24: PCI 100.0: 0300 VGA compatible controller (VGA)
[Created at pci.318]
UDI: /org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_10de_400
Unique ID: VCu0.WRdwPTBgEjE
Parent ID: vSkL.695oDIffHYA
SysFS ID: /devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:01.0/0000:01:00.0
SysFS BusID: 0000:01:00.0
Hardware Class: graphics card
Model: “nVidia GeForce 8600 GTS”
Vendor: pci 0x10de “nVidia Corporation”
Device: pci 0x0400 “GeForce 8600 GTS”
SubVendor: pci 0x1043 “ASUSTeK Computer Inc.”
SubDevice: pci 0x8241
Revision: 0xa1
Driver: “nvidia”
Driver Modules: “nvidia”
Memory Range: 0xf6000000-0xf6ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xe0000000-0xefffffff (rw,prefetchable)
Memory Range: 0xf4000000-0xf5ffffff (rw,non-prefetchable)
I/O Ports: 0xc000-0xcfff (rw)
Memory Range: 0xf7000000-0xf701ffff (ro,prefetchable,disabled)
IRQ: 16 (13954 events)
I/O Ports: 0x3c0-0x3df (rw)
Module Alias: “pci:v000010DEd00000400sv00001043sd00008241bc03sc00i00”
Driver Info #0:
XFree86 v4 Server Module: nv
Config Status: cfg=no, avail=yes, need=no, active=unknown
Attached to: #11 (PCI bridge)

Primary display adapter: #24

But have you plugged in the external power connector onto the 8600
card? Note, I am using one here, and have the power connected.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 (x86_64) Kernel
up 5 days 14:05, 7 users, load average: 0.76, 0.29, 0.17
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - CUDA Driver Version: 190.53

Please post the results of one more command:

rpm -qa | grep kernel

i rly dont know, i buy it and take the pc to put it on, i still have warranty , so i can`t open,

from failsafe


Maybe it’s because the kernel you get from the one click method is still while you’re running

Can you download the sh.run file from the nvidia site and build the module yourself (sometimes referred to as the hard way)?

Here’s a link:


You might also try running Yast from failsafe mode and reinstalling or removing it there. But the manual install method is not difficult to do. Just do it from the console login.