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Old 02-20-04, 01:14 AM   #1
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Unhappy Suse 9.0 nVidia driver problem


I am a Linux newbie and I have a problem with the nVidia driver on my Suse Linux. After installing the distribution, and the nVidia driver v. 1.0-4496 everything worked fine for some time, but about a week ago I was no longer able to start X with my 'regular' (non-root) account. I was still able to start it by logging in as root and then typing 'startx'. I could only fix this problem by setting up a new user on my machine. But two days ago, I had the same problem again...typing 'startx' just brings up the nvidia logo, and then reverts to the command-line. I wouldn't really want to create a new user again, and transferring all my settings there, and the idea of running X as root isn't appealing either...what can be done?
I have also tried the newest nVidia driver, 5336, same result...X only runs as root.
Here is my configuration:
AMD Athlon 950 Mhz processor
K7VAZ(S)-B2 motherboard
Suse Linux 9.0, kernel version 2.4.21-166-athlon
XFree86 version
XProtocol version 11, whatever that is
nVidia Riva TNT2 M64 video card

I have attached my XF86Config file and the log file. Any help would be greatly appreciated...Thanks.
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