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Old 12-21-07, 01:31 AM   #1
durdentyler
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Default Problem with Nvidia gforce go 6150 with open suse 10.3

Below are my computer specifications :

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


I am not able to use the 1 click install given on
http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.3
i get the error..

Curl error for 'http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.3/repodata/repomd.xml':
Error code:
Error message: couldn't connect to host


I have tried about 100 times but it does not work neither am i able to use the online repositories ..... it gets stuck on downloading list of online repositories and issues me the warning......

“Unable to download list of repositories or no repositories defined.”


>>>>SO i decided to install the nvidia drivers the hard way...............as given below .................
I had done the following about 2 months bac as instructed on the website http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.3

I downloaded the driver NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.19-pkg1.run and did as instructed above....
Everything went on as per the instruction till the end.....

>>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
Your graphics card is not known to be supported by Xgl, and it is not currently configured for 3D acceleration. Xgl cannot be enabled. However, if 3D acceleration can be enabled on this card, then it might be possible to run Xgl.
You might be able to fix this using the SaX2 configuration tool. Press the button below if you'd like to try running SaX2.
If you are having problems configuring Desktop Effects, you can click the "Help" button below to visit the troubleshooting page on the openSUSE wiki for advice.

>>Now I use the XgI troubleshooting which says....
NVIDIA / proprietary driver "nvidia"
OpenGL acceleration does not work well with Composite being active. This option in /etc/X11/xorg.conf should be disabled if it had been enabled before. Note: Xgl supports Composite anyway, even if it is disabled in xorg.conf. FBO's can be used with this driver instead of pbuffers for XVideo acceleration. Enable this by changing
DISPLAYMANAGER_XGL_OPTS="-accel glxbuffer -accel xvbuffer" to
DISPLAYMANAGER_XGL_OPTS="-accel glxbuffer -accel xv:fbo"
in /etc/sysconfig/displaymanager. (The Desktop Effects tool sets this option by default.)
I am not able to make changes in the xorg.conf file as it says 'I do not have permission'.
Also I do not know how to do it as the root so I need help in that.....

Note1: while booting into opessuse 10.3 ..I do get a full screen which has the ' NVIDIA ' icon ...i shd get this according to the instructions of the hard way...
Note2: when I clicked on the start sax2 button I was shown shown a screen(Xfine2) with four arrows n in the middle was an encircled 3D icon....
Note3: interestingly I checked the directory usr/share/sax/api/data/cdb/Cards
I've searched in my filesystem and I found something really interesting: The file /usr/share/sax/api/data/cdb/Cards has a list of many 3D cards, I searched my own and that is what I found:

NVidia:Quadro FX 3450/4000 SDI {
3DDriver = nvidia
Flag = 3D
Driver = nv
}

NVidia:GeForce 6800 LE {
Flag = DEFAULT
Driver = nv
}

NVidia:GeForce Go 6150 {
3DDriver = nvidia
Flag = 3D
Driver = nv
}


NVidia:GeForce FX 5100 {
3DDriver = nvidia
Flag = 3D
Driver = nv
}

Basically

I when i recently visited the website of nvidia i saw tha a new pkg2.run is available

BUT the problem is i do not know which driver to download n i do not know
if i have to uninstall the previous driver(pkg1.run)
1.CAN SOME1 PLEASE TELL ME IF I NEED TO UNINSTALL THE PREVIOUS
DRIVER N IF SO HOW??

2.WHICH DRIVER SHOULD I DOWNLOAD........OUT OF I HAVE GIVEN MY
SYSTEM CONFIG IN THE BEGINNING OF THE THREAD

Unix Drivers

Graphics Drivers

Linux IA32
Latest Version: 169.07
Latest Legacy GPU version (1.0-71xx series): 71.86.01
Latest Legacy GPU version (1.0-96xx series): 96.43.01
Archive

Linux IA64
Latest Version: 1.0-5336
Archive

Linux AMD64/EM64T
Latest Version: 169.07
Latest Legacy GPU Version (1.0-71xx series): 71.86.01
Latest Legacy GPU Version (1.0-96xx series): 96.43.01
Archive

FreeBSD x86
Latest Version: 169.07
Latest Legacy GPU Version (1.0-71xx series): 71.86.01
Latest Legacy GPU Version (1.0-96xx series): 96.43.01
ArchiveI
Solaris x64/x86
Latest Version: 169.07
Latest Legacy GPU version (1.0-96xx series): 96.43.01
Archive



i HAVE VISITED THE WEBSITE SOFTWAREINREVIEW N MANY OTHERS
BUT THEY ONLY SEEM TO ASK ME TO ADD THE NVIDIA REPO VIA YAST WHICH IS NOT WORKING......

SO I WUD APPRECIATE IF I CUD GET STEP BY STEP INSTRUTIONS TO DO SO ....I HVE VISITED NUMEROUS FORUMS N PPL DO NOT SEEM TO GET THE POINT THAT I AM DOING IT THE HARD WAY i.e. I am not able to use yast
to add the repository becoz of the 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//
History
- Curl error for 'http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.3//repodata/repomd.xml':
Error code:
Error message: connect() timed out!

Try again?
so i am doin it the hard way............

PLEASE HELP >>>>I AM NEW TO OPENSUSE(10.3) / linux
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