Well, obviously some things do not quite work out for a friend of mine.
Right now he is sitting here with his system (OpenSuse 11.1, KDE 4.2.3 & a quadro NVS 140 card) and wants to install THE LATEST Nvidia Drivers.
What has been done so far?**
He installed the kernel-source and updated his system to the latest software.
Well, now he does only get the bash. Means no graphical interface.
I told him to execute
sax2 -r m 0=nvidia
… but that turned out to be useless: “sorry could not start configuration server”.
You guys probably know the issue - as everything is smooth as heaven on my own servers I somehow do not know what advice to give him to get (sigh) the LATEST nvidia drivers.
Another option would be to check http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html to get the driver to install it “The hard way” - but which one to choose?
Important for him is to get updates/upgrades via YaST for that driver too…
Great. Let’s do it the hard way. Output is 0x0429 and -as expected- his card is supported.
BUT: Which arch to choose? he is running on 64bit and there are basically two choices: Linux IA64 or Linux AMD64/EM64T.
Is he able to get UPDATES as well as UPGRADES through the hard way or what else is needed?
He did exactly as malcomlevis stated, but still he doesn=t get back into his normal system and is only able to work on the failsafe system.
Thing is, that everytime he tries to configure NVIDIA, the GUI tells to do that via command nvidia-xconfig.
He does that in console, then reboots and still, ONLY failsafe works…
Oh, and I want to ask another important question ahead: Does he get UPDATES and UPGRADES that way?
And here is my last question for today: If he used the correct-one-click-install, he would be able to get the latest updates for the driver.
I think that’s obviously true - nothing to be needed to confirm.
Well, as mentioned, it’s the newest kernel 22.214.171.124-0.1-default with a perfectly running KDE 4.2.3.
Seems to be no working driver around for the Quadro NVS 140 at the moment due to the fact that installing it the hard way gave him same results.