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Old 07-04-09, 09:05 AM   #1
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Default Please please, linux drivers for 103M

I've been using NVidia cards for ages, for quality but mostly for their linux-drivers. Now here I am with a couple of nice Compaq 17" laptops equiped with Geforce 103M video. And no drivers. Tried a lot of tricks found in various linux fora to get it working, but no.

Are drivers on the way? Or does this mean Nvidia drops linux support for a random list of products? What is making the driver not to work with these cards? Or is an 10?M completely different compared to a 100 ?

Please provide us with drivers a.s.a.p. and make yourself the reliable company for linux users you were so far.

Many thanks in advance
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Old 07-04-09, 01:22 PM   #2
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Default Re: Please please, linux drivers for 103M

What happens when you try 185.18.14? Please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file.
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Old 07-05-09, 03:57 PM   #3
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What happens when you try 185.18.14? Please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.gz file.
Already did that. Driver installs OK. module loads OK. On openSUSE sax2 crashes. If nvidia driver is set manually by editting xorg.conf X-server crashes as well.
The nvidia website states that these GPU's are not supported yet. Are you suggesting 185.18.14 sould work?

I'll post the file as soon as I'm back with the laptops. If 185.18.14 should work, does it require special options in xorg.conf ?
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Old 07-05-09, 04:33 PM   #4
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If 185.18.14 should work, does it require special options in xorg.conf ?
The only thing that you need in xorg.conf is to tell the xserver to use the nvidia driver.
There are no options to make specific gpus work.
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Old 07-07-09, 06:32 AM   #5
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Dear all,

Thanks for your replies and suggestions. Spent last night with the laptops, to get them working with openSUSE 11.1 and the NVidia driver. This is how it went on:

First we uninstalled the 185.18.14 and checked for remains in essential places, all OK. The 'nv' driver worked, so we at least had a desktop.

We downloaded driver version 185.19, went to runlevel 3, installed it, and here the first promising difference appeared: where (the famous opensuse command) 'sax2 -r -m0=nvidia' crashed with all other driver versions, this time it started as it should. After a 'Change configuration' sax2 showed us that the specific card is not recognized, but it does agree with using the nvidia driver and applying options. We could also pick the right screen config and resolution, saved and exitted, issued an 'init 5' and that was it: IT WORKS !!!
Though I'm sure the driver could get a bit more out of the card, KDE4 now runs smoothly with desktop effects enabled and 3D games perform nicely.

Thanks again for you cooperation
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Old 07-07-09, 08:00 AM   #6
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Dear all,

Thanks for your replies and suggestions. Spent last night with the laptops, to get them working with openSUSE 11.1 and the NVidia driver. This is how it went on:

First we uninstalled the 185.18.14 and checked for remains in essential places, all OK. The 'nv' driver worked, so we at least had a desktop.

We downloaded driver version 185.19, went to runlevel 3, installed it, and here the first promising difference appeared: where (the famous opensuse command) 'sax2 -r -m0=nvidia' crashed with all other driver versions, this time it started as it should. After a 'Change configuration' sax2 showed us that the specific card is not recognized, but it does agree with using the nvidia driver and applying options. We could also pick the right screen config and resolution, saved and exitted, issued an 'init 5' and that was it: IT WORKS !!!
Though I'm sure the driver could get a bit more out of the card, KDE4 now runs smoothly with desktop effects enabled and 3D games perform nicely.

Thanks again for you cooperation
Just a note 185.18.14 is newer than 185.19
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