Hi everybody, I’m quite new to OpenSuse and I have a problem. My GeForce 8800 graphics card (for which I was using drivers in OpenSuse 11.1) has failed.
I’ll invest in a new card later in the year, but in the meantime I cannot log in to OpenSuse - at least, I can’t load the desktop… I’m stuck with a console.
I suppose this is because it’s using the old nVidia drivers while I’m now relying on my onboard (Intel) graphics card in the meantime.
How can I uninstall these drivers or overwrite them with new (or standard?) drivers through the console? I’m using gnome desktop if it matters.
Thank you in advance!
Run sax2 in console mode to see if you can create a new configuration.
If that doesn’t work, you may need to work out how to get rid of the faulty drivers first but, if they are faulty, sax2 may not pick them up anyway.
At the cosole login then run the follwoing commands;
sax2 -r -m 0=intel
(if that doesn't work use vesa)
init 5 && exit
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Malcolm adjusted his/her AFDB on Wednesday 19 Aug 2009 20:15 to write:
> At the cosole login then run the follwoing commands;
> su -
> init 3
> sax2 -r -m 0=intel
> (if that doesn't work use vesa)
> init 5 && exit
What malcom said but you will probably need to un-install the nvidia`s first
( as they alter some of the system files when you install )
Depending on how you installed them depends on how to un-install them.
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Thanks guys! That was perfect… exactly what I needed to get into the desktop