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mhunt 03-09-11 03:25 PM

Quadro2 Pro installation - OpenSuse 11.2

I like to install the official NVIDIA driver for a Quadro2 Pro, on the OpenSuse 11.2 OS. 32 bit.

The driver I downloaded from nvidia.com is confirmed to be the correct one:


When OpenSuse 11.2 is installed, it detects the graphics card and install the 'nv' driver by default (nouveau).

The procedure I follow to make the installation is the same you'll find on other forums:

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1.run

init 3

sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1.run -q

sax2 -r -m 0=NVIDIA

init 5


Compilation and installation (sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-71.86.14-pkg1.run -q) are reported to be succesful, but the last command (sax2 -r -m 0=NVIDIA) reports it can't find an X system.
Returning to the desktop (init 5) the 'nv' driver is still active.

Others sugesteed 'blacklisting' nouveau byt putting the line:

blacklist nouveau

On the file /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf

I did and reset, then retry the full installation, same results.

At the end of the SaX.log are these lines:

(II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/nvidia_drv.so: undefined symbol: AllocateScreenPrivateIndex
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules//drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.

Fatal server error:
no screens found

Any help ?

mhunt 03-11-11 08:22 AM

Re: Quadro2 Pro installation - OpenSuse 11.2
Got a response from NVIDIA.

"Unfortunately, the 71.86.14 driver needed for the Quadro2 does not
support modern X servers. OpenSuse 11.2 ships with xorg-server 1.6; the
latest version supported by the 71.86.14 driver is 1.3 or so."


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