Nvidia question

I have heard the people in the openSUSE forums were very helpful, and so far I totally disagree. The people here so far have been very rude and also snobby. On top of that no one has helped me with ANY of my problems. This will be my third post. So if you are going to be rude then don’t bother trying to help me. I only want nice people who genuinely want to help a newbie. With that being said, let me get to my problem. I have a Dell M1730 with two GeForce 8700 in SLI. I install the openSUSE 11.1 and it runs wonderfully. BUT, right after install the Nvidia drivers using the one click install, it only boots up the CLI. It only says something like gdmdisplay warning only lasted .456 seconds and it says that like five times. Please help me. And like I said only real, nice, truely helpful people. Thank you very much.

I have read through your past posts. You have been treated extremely well. And you have thanked your helpers profusely. I wonder what can have changed your attitude? The best I can do is to wish you good luck and to say that I hope someone with an attitude that meets your standards will come to your aid.

This is my updated canned response for doing it the ‘Hard Way’ :slight_smile:

Have you installed the nvidia driver via 1-click? If not I recommend
the hard way, else follow the easy way here;

If you have installed nvidia rpms via the easy way, I suggest removing
the rpms installed and disabling the nvidia repository first.

You can download the driver for your arch from;
Nvidia Unix Drivers

On the download page, check that your card is supported by the driver
your about to download by using the following command;

echo -n "0x" && /sbin/lspci -nv |grep VGA|cut -f4 -d ":"|cut -f1 -d "("

From the above output use the numbers from the output to look at the
Supported Products List (link on the left) to verify your card is
supported by the driver.

You may wish to ensure your system is up to date. The first command
refreshes the repositories, the second lists any updates, the third
will apply the updates.

sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper lu
sudo zypper up

NOTE: If the kernel updated, please reboot before continuing :slight_smile:

If you don’t have the kernel source and tools etc installed then

sudo zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms make gcc

Press ctrl+alt+F1 and login as your user :slight_smile:

su -
init 3

cd to the Nvidia Unix Driver you downloaded

sh NV*.run -q
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
init 5 && exit

The ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to the GUI (X session).

Now after a kernel update, you don’t need to run the sax2 command, just
the others to get to run level 3, rebuild the driver and exit.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.1 x86 Kernel
up 1 day 16:54, 2 users, load average: 0.49, 0.18, 0.12
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.82