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Old 12-21-07, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default DO i need to uninstall previous driver ??

I had installed the nvidia graphics driver for my
Laptop model : Compaq Presario V3000
Processor : Mobile AMD Sempron (tm)
OS : Dual boot with Opensuse 10.3 as master and Win xp as slave
Graphics card : Nvidia Geforce Go 6150
Architecture : i386 or x86 or IA32

I downloaded the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run and did as instructed on the website http://en.opensuse.org/NVIDIA "the hard way"...a month bac........
Even though everything went as per the instructions.I got the full nvidia screen while booting n everything else also matched.... BUT........

>>BUT inspite of that, saX2 said
“ Sax2 cannot offer activation of the 3D subsystem because your graphics card/driver doesnt
support 3D”
Also I am not able to activate 3D acceleration from lower left corner of sax2..

>>Also in Desktop effects it says
Video card: nvidia corporation geforce go 6150
your graphics card is not supported in XgI's database
3d acceleration : disabled
Desktop effects : enabled

I AM NOT ABLE TO USE THE 1 CLICK install and it gives th error...

“ Refreshing repository NVIDIA repository .....

Unable to create repository
from URL 'http://download.nvidia.com/opesuse/10.3'
Error trying to read from http://download.nvidia.com/opesuse/10.3//
- Curl error for 'http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.3//repodata/repomd.xml':
Error code:
Error message: connect() timed out!

Try again?

When I choose the skip option ( others include abort n retry )

In the software installation stage I get the following error....

Installation was only partially successful.
The following repositories could not be added

The following packages could not be installed
• x11-video-nvidiaG01 ”

There was an error in the repository initialization.

Q. What driver shd i download ( was NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run the correct one for my machine specifications mentioned above??)? i am confused....i see a new file to download http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...-9629-pkg2.run ....is that
the right version updated version for me which will resolve my problem??
Q. On the nvidia site http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html shd i choose IA32 unix driver out of the whole list of drivers and if so then it tells me that

Linux Display Driver - x86

Version: 169.07
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: December 20, 2007

etc .............
step2: Download the Driver File
Download - NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07.pkg1.run

IS that the rite one????

please help i am totally confused as to what to Download n how to install

Q.Also if i need to install a newer version "the hard way" , do i need to uninstall
the driver that i had previously installed( NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run) and if so can any1 tell me the detailed procedure as to which files to uninstall n how n then how to install the new driver(NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07.pkg1.run)??


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