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Old 05-08-03, 01:17 AM   #1
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Default Suse 8.2 & 4363 drivers

Having problems on new install of Suse 8.2 and 4363 drivers
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athlon xp proc, MSI kt333 MB, geforce ti4600
when running the installer, everything runs fine, install is normal, checked install log, no errors
run sax2 and enable 3d support, click on 'test', get black screen (no output), cannot switch ctrl-alt-f2, have to reboot manually
X runs fine with nv driver, when nvidia driver is running this happens
only error in XF86Config.0.log is GLX extensions failed to load
I'm assuming this is an easy problem to fix, but can find no info on how to fix it
any help appreciated

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Old 05-08-03, 09:35 AM   #2
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Actually the exact error is:
(EE) [GLX]: Failed to add GLX extension (NVIDIA XFree86 driver not found)

if that helps
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Old 05-10-03, 09:49 AM   #3
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I have had problems with sax2 every time.

With SuSE 8.2 you can enable 3D and change your display resolution and color depth from the control panel.

Try to reinstall the drivers and skip sax2, reboot and use the control panel
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Old 05-11-03, 12:36 PM   #4
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No luck, control panel still calls sax2 when you change it there.
I don't think sax2 is the problem, though
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Old 05-11-03, 07:56 PM   #5
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The 4363 drivers worked fine for me on the ASUS A7N8X deluxe with a TNT2 M64 card.
I was running the stock SuSE 8.2 athlon kernel and simply followed the instructions for installing the 4363 driver.
First thing to check is whether the kernel module properly loaded. You can check this in /proc/driver/nvidia/status (IIRC).
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Old 05-13-03, 06:27 PM   #6
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the compiling through the nvidia installer tells me it made 2.4.20-4GB and my kernel (under suse 8.2) is 2.4.20-4GB-athlon. This doesn't make sense!
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Old 05-13-03, 07:06 PM   #7
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1. make sure that the kernel headers used for the driver compiling are the ones of the running kernel. In other words: under /usr/src/linux (default location) should be the sources of the kernel you are running.

2. *do not* download the precompiled drivers but build your own.

run "depmod -va | grep nvidia" after installation. if it doesn't display the module then the compilation has failed.
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Old 05-14-03, 01:49 AM   #8
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cigarman
the compiling through the nvidia installer tells me it made 2.4.20-4GB and my kernel (under suse 8.2) is 2.4.20-4GB-athlon. This doesn't make sense!
It sure doesn't. Why on earth did the installer try to compile the driver ? When I ran it, it simply installed a precompiled module (it seems nvidia has pre-compiled modules for all major distributions).
Are you running the stock SuSE athlon kernel or did you compile your own kernel ?
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Old 05-14-03, 06:03 AM   #9
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The kernel source supplied by suse is for the standard kernel, not the athlon one.

You need to make a small change before building the kernel module.

Edit the file

/usr/src/linux/include/linux/version.h

and amend the first line so that it reads

#define UTS_RELEASE "2.4.20-4GB-athlon"

HTH
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Old 05-14-03, 09:25 AM   #10
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none of this worked
changed the version.h file, checked depmod -va, nvidia was there, the /proc dir has no "nvidia" files ANYwhere
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Old 05-14-03, 12:00 PM   #11
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Decided to kill it and start over with Mandrake 9.1. That seemed to work fine. Guess I'll try suse another time when I actually have the CD of it.
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Old 05-14-03, 02:08 PM   #12
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Originally posted by Eljefe62
none of this worked
changed the version.h file, checked depmod -va, nvidia was there, the /proc dir has no "nvidia" files ANYwhere
Well, that's some good news after all. Since you've got the nvidia module compiled you only need to configure it properly (the XF86Config, /etc/modules.conf) then load it and you are set.
You might want to take a look at my configs - check out this thread for them:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...threadid=11389
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