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Old 01-11-09, 11:14 AM   #25
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

The documentation is simply put, outdated and old. If you would do as I have suggested and as I do on several machines regularly, let the driver configure the card at the end of the instalation, and then stay out of sax2 your driver will work fine.

sax2 does not properly detect the driver all the time, and to be honest will make a mess of things.

I have posted the solution to your problem, if you refuse to at least try what I have suggested then there isn't much more anyone can suggest, other you learn how to configure xorg.conf manually.
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Old 01-11-09, 11:41 AM   #26
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But I said : "I've done this." This mean that i really did but result was the same. I'm trying everything that You and other users sugest. And not only on this forum. I hope that someone will find what causing this error. This is common problem. Many users got it.
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Old 01-11-09, 01:33 PM   #27
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OK, guys,

I have resolved the problem, but not completely.

It seems to me that the kernel is not loading the proper module for the nvidia driver. What I did was the following:

Code:
rmmod nvidia
cd /lib/modules/`uname -r`/kernel/drivers/video/
insmod nvidia.ko
sax2 -r 0=nvidia
Everything was running fine. The only problem that I have now is that whenever I restart the computer the old kernel module is being loaded into the kernel and I have to redo all the commands above in order to start the session.

How can I make the new module to be loaded on every reboot?

Thanks,
Alen
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Old 01-11-09, 01:51 PM   #28
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And still problems, now I can't get Compiz running (I run simple-ccsm and I thick the "Enable desktop effects"):

Code:
astojanov@xpsnote:~> simple-ccsm
which: no fusion-icon in (/usr/lib/mpi/gcc/openmpi/bin:/home/astojanov/bin:/usr/local/bin:/usr/bin:/bin:/usr/bin/X11:/usr/X11R6/bin:/usr/games:/opt/kde3/bin:/usr/lib/mit/bin:/usr/lib/mit/sbin:/usr/lib/qt3/bin)
Checking for Xdmx: not present.
Checking for Xgl: not present.
Detected PCI ID for VGA: 01:00.0 0300: 10de:0407 (rev a1) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.
Checking for non power of two support: present.
Checking for Composite extension: not present.
Dry run failed: Problems detected with 3D support.'n
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Old 01-11-09, 02:54 PM   #29
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Start from the beginning:

Remove all nvidia drivers and modules!!!
Install your new driver and don't let the driver configure your xorg!!!
Don't use Sax!!!

edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf with:

vi /etc/X11/xorg.conf
find

Section "Device"
Identifier "Device0"

This must be your driver
Driver "nvidia"

press ESC
press :wq!

reboot and use nvidia-setting as root to configure the rest.
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Old 01-12-09, 10:14 AM   #30
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I've tried and nothing. On startx there was error : no screens found and :

"Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version 177.82,
but this NVIDIA driver component has version 180.22. Please make
sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver components
have the same version."

I think this is most important. I dont know how Linux see old drivers because im uninstalling them properly (and modprobe -r nvidia).

This problem is driving me crazy.
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Old 01-12-09, 10:31 AM   #31
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I dont know how Linux see old drivers because im uninstalling them properly
Are you sure?

Try install version 177.82 with Yast.
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Old 01-12-09, 11:59 AM   #32
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I dont know where else could old drivers be. There are not yet drivers 180.22 in repositories.
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Old 01-13-09, 08:36 AM   #33
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

I have the same problem.

***Note this is nothing to do with sax2 or the xorg.cong***

It is something to do with a remnant left behind after uninstalling the 177.82 driver from the opensuse repository.

The remnant seems very hard to find (it isn't /lib/modules/2.6.27.7-9-default/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.ko)
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Old 01-13-09, 08:45 AM   #34
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I have an idea:

(1) reinstall 177.82 with yast
(2) check which files were changed by the update (search for files modified in previous 5 mins)
(3) find which one is causing the problems
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Old 01-13-09, 08:56 AM   #35
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It should be easy to find the module:
find / -name nvidia.ko -print
This will take a minute and print all files named nvidia.ko
These should all be gone after you did the uninstall. If not, something is broken.
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Old 01-13-09, 09:07 AM   #36
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OK, I've fixed this for me though I'm not sure exactly how. Just try the following:

(1) start with either 177.82 installed or no driver installed
(2) install 177.82 though the repo (using zypper or YAst2)
(2.5) make sure you "apply" the change in step 2 but you dont need to reboot
(3) uninstall it (using zypper or Yast)
(4) go to init 3
(5) install 180.22 with the installer script
(6) go back to init 5
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