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GaMMa 08-18-02 03:41 AM

SuSe 8.0 Problems.
 
Has anyone actually gotten the nvidia drivers to work with SuSe 8.0? If they have can they please help me? I've tried changing XF86Config and still no luck. I get a black screen when X starts up. Can someone offer a possible solution? Thanks!

kmewhort 08-18-02 01:01 PM

I've tried everything trying to get it working with Suse 8.0. I always get the same thing as you - a blank screen when I start X11, or perhaps a couple blue flashes and then a blank screen. I think the problem is with the driver itself - because with equivalent settings, "nv" works and "nvidia" does not.
Please let me know if you get it working.

cake 08-19-02 09:53 AM

I used the YAST2 online update and everything worked fine. (I only had to run the switch2nvidia and switch2nvidia_glx scripts) Can you post your XF86config file?

kmewhort 08-19-02 02:46 PM

1 Attachment(s)
Below I've posted my XF86Config file. As well, the log file of an unsuccessfull run is attached.

I've run nv_checkl.sh, and it reports that everything is fine. Also, as per the log file, it says that nvidia is loaded successfully - it just gives me a blank screen, however.

I have a Vanta TNT2.

Any insight is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

XF86Config:

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "type1"
Load "speedo"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbKeyCodes" "xfree86"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "5"
Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
Option "Name" "AutoDetected"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "AutoDetected"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Option "CalcAlgorithm" "CheckDesktopGeometry"
HorizSync 31-48
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "AutoDetected"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "AutoDetected"
VertRefresh 50-68
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection

Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "640x480" 27.96 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "800x600" 43.68 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "1024x768" 63.74 1024 1056 1232 1400 768 768 775 802
EndSection

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "640x480" "800x600"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Option "dpms"
Screen 0
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection

cake 08-20-02 04:03 AM

well, I'm lost..no errors. Sorry, can't help you.

tart666 08-20-02 01:28 PM

Have you tried running ldconfig after you are done installing the rpm's?

It helped me, but then again I did two million things trying to fix this. At least X starts now.

T

foebea 08-22-02 12:23 AM

heres yer fix
 
SuSE 8.0 contains empty nvidia kernal and glx rmps due to licensing restrictions...

go to the nvidia website and download the rpms, then follow the instructions in the readme for modifying the xf86config file...

the yast2 updater can get these, but i recommend going to nvidia yerself

tart666 08-22-02 05:06 PM

Bloody rpm's ARE the problem
 
Quote:

go to the nvidia website and download the rpms
That is exactly what caused all the problems in the first place. Downloaded rpm's, installed them, reboot: and BAM -- X is dead.

tart666 08-22-02 07:16 PM

anyone wanna try something
 
Hey guys, I found this looking for help.

The procedure differs slightly from the straight install, apparently this is what you are supposed to use in case you have a conflict. And I know, it uses 7.3 as an example.

Anyone wanna try and post the conclusions? I don't dare touching my machine, I really don't want to screw it up so I have to reformat.

2

T

Klaus-P 08-24-02 11:52 AM

kmewhort,

Try to install the glx and the nvidia kernel package with the SAME
version numbers, have you?... and then follow the readme file
instructions in the nvidia glx-package.
You will find a lot of technical hints and related stuff.
Btw. I've used SaX2 for the nvidia driver and graphics settings. Yast2
with its nv turned out to install the wrong driver for my platform. The nv driver
did not work correctly with my gforce 3 Ti200. The Yast2 update option i've not checked out.
Pixel salad in StarOffice and a long, long bug search was enough.

Klaus

PS:

Maybe u ve merely forgotten to start a windowmanager. X alone is not enough,
it is an interface platform. The startx script usually needs an entry which
manager is to be started. Can you leave the "Blank screen"
by pushing Ctrl,Alt,Backspace? If this is the case you are in X, and X is probably ok. and a
windowmanger could not be loaded.

mfey 09-01-02 02:38 AM

Re: SuSe 8.0 Problems.
 
Hi,
Quote:

Originally posted by GaMMa
Has anyone actually gotten the nvidia drivers to work with SuSe 8.0? If they have can they please help me? I've tried changing XF86Config and still no luck. I get a black screen when X starts up. Can someone offer a possible solution? Thanks!
Besides the answers given below (on how to replace the SuSE dummies by NVIDIA updates and running the switch.. scripts I have one simple question:
Do you wait long enough for X to start?
Because as I got to know I am not the only one who's patience is stressed by a very slow start of the x-server (at least 30 seconds!). So I originally thought it didn't work at all.
Regards
Martin

wood 09-02-02 12:59 AM

I am running SuSE8.0 and added a MX420 to a motherboard with onboard video. I ran Sax2 and it started Yast2 to online update the drivers. It seems to work OK.

wood


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