I have had some problems with my nVidia EN7950GT Graphics Card and getting the driver to work. I have got openSUSE 10.2 installed
I have spent some time on another Linux Forum, http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de
, but the moderator there couldn't help me and redirected me to you. The thread I used there can be found here: http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/in...ic=51059&st=0#
and starts at post number 14
To recap what I have tried so far:
1st I tried the easy way
But i didn't work, then it got a bit more technical and tried what the moderator from the other forum told me:
1) boot to runlevel 3 (or failsafe from boot menu )
2)log in as normal then su to root,then cd to where you downloaded the drivers
( in your case it would be cd /home/RST_SUSE/Desktop )
3) type sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-xxxx-pkg1.run ( where xxxx is the driver version) & press enter
4) accept licence agreement
5) it won't find kernel modules & asks to connect press yes
6) can't find suitable will compile it's own ok
7) installs driver
8) gives a load of blurb at end
9) returns to prompt
10)type sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
11) sax does it's stuff
13) back to prompt
14)at the prompt type reboot & press enter
15) log in as normal
But that gave me a problem when i reach number 10 and ran sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia, it returned this message:
xc: Sorry could not start the configuration server
xc: for details refer to the log file:
Then i tried to reboot and when i tried to boot Linux i got this message:
When i run sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia, it runs for a bit and then returns this message:
I couldn't run startx and therefor ran sax2 -m 0=vesa and cliked OK to the setting and then i could startx.
Then i tried to run the installation of the driver again
This time I said yes in the end to run the nvidia-xconfig utility to automatically update my X configuration file so that NVIDIA X driver will be used when you restart X, and that any preexisting X Configuration files will be backed up...
So that i didn't have to runsax2 -r -m 0=nvidia.
But when i rebooted i git this message:
Then the moderator
Starting Firewall Initialization (phase 2 of 2) SuSEfirewall2: Warning: ip6tables does not support state matching. Extended IPv6 supprt disabled.
SuSEfirewall2: Warning: no interface active
Master Resource Control: runlevel 5 has bee
Skipped services in runlevel 5:
Welcome to openSUSE 10.2 (i586) - Kernel 22.214.171.124-34default (tty1).
linux-kasper login: _
i tried to use an older driver (version 9631) and it didn't help I got the message about the log file. The Sax log file my log file can be found here if that any help:
so here I am... Can anybody help its nightmare to scroll and move windows around without the drives installed.