So, have you installed the nVidia Proprietary Binary Video Driver? I have a nVidia BFG 9800 GTX video card and I have loaded the binary driver and have no such problems. I am not sure if your problem is not using the faster video driver or if it might be something with the kernel that came with openSUSE 11.3. I can provide instructions to load the nVidia driver and how to update your kernel, though kernel updating is not for someone really new to Linux.
No need to update a kernel. Please don’t suggest doing so. There’s quite some modules depending on the distro’s kernel, f.e. preload-kmp, wacom-kmp, broadcom-wl-kmp. Changing the kernel may leave some laptop users without connectivity.
Why did you put off the compositing extensions? Why do you have an xorg.conf ?
My advice: rename the xorg.conf you have to xorg.conf.old and reboot. Please report what happens !!
>> So, have you installed the nVidia Proprietary Binary Video Driver? I have a nVidia BFG 9800 GTX video card and I have loaded the binary driver and have no such problems.
? what is “nVidia Proprietary Binary Video Driver” ? i always use only downloaded from Nvidia driver - (compiled in runlevel 3) I had never hear before about “nVidia Proprietary Binary Video Driver” - really… First time hear about it…
>> My advice: rename the xorg.conf you have to xorg.conf.old and reboot. Please report what happens !!
i’m not sure… i do what you say - and… all works… I have opened 3 OpenGL apps in my nice Gnome desktop and all works great…
(but i really afraid say that, because after saying “ok” - all always broken…)
Thanks and thanks again… i say tomorrow about all results…
You generated an xorg.conf file, whilst on 11.2 and 11.3 the auto-detection and -configuration work fine on most systems. If you do have an xorg.conf, that is being used. So renaming or removing it would leave matters to the system, no manual settings that could interfere.
From what you write, it looks like the problem is solved.
It’s very unusual for me. I have always used various configuration options in xorg.conf - for wacom, mouse … If I now use tuning for Wacom and for Mouse, for Monitor - where do I enter these settings If xorg.conf is no longer needed … ??