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Old 01-13-09, 11:57 AM   #37
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

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Old 01-13-09, 12:41 PM   #38
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Since the new installer complains, you do have remains of the old driver. And your xorg.conf is a bit messy. Why o why do people advise not to use SAX2? I manage a lot of openSUSE machines with different NVidia-cards and 180.22 works. This is what you should do, since both openSUSE and NVidia tell you so:
Make sure you uninstalled everything from the NVidia-repo in Yast or zypper. After that, disable the repo.

NVidiadrivers can be downloaded directly from ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/, just browse or http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

1. Open console (Ctrl-F1), login as root,
2. at # type: init 3 (runlevel without X, so no nvidia driver needed
3. cd to 'folder where NVidia driver is"
4. at # type: nvidia-installer --uninstall or sh "NVidia-downloaded-driver.run" --uninstall
5. run it again, it should state there's nothing to uninstall
6. Now, just to make sure, reboot. (shouldn't be necessary, but just to make sure)
7 .login as root in console
8. cd to 'folder where NVidia driver is"
9. at # type: sh "NVidia-downloaded-driver.run" -q
10. Now !!: sax2 -r -m0=nvidia
In my case this lasted for a couple of minutes. Then I was able to configure a proper xorg.conf on all systems.
Anyway, since the drivers from the repo don't let me do kernel-updates whenever I want, I always pick the drivers manually from ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/ and install them as mentioned above. Once a correct xorg.conf is created by sax2, there's no need to repeat that step.

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Old 01-13-09, 04:46 PM   #39
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Ive done every little step and nothing. Stil Sax log say that i have old kernel module

I have one question :
Plik:NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg0.run
Plik:NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run

What is the difference betwen this two files ? Im using pkg1.
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Old 01-14-09, 01:44 AM   #40
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Hi Alan i am too installed 180.22 driver in a nVidia 9300GS GPU based Laptop.
The installation was simply straight-forward.
I didn't encounter any issues while installing and or activating the nVidia 180.22 driver.

Try running the installer with -K option after successfully installing the latest driver.

This will just re-installs the kernel module.

Also try -e option.
That will start the installer in Expert mode asking you many questions and will tell you what it is exactly doing.
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Old 01-14-09, 01:49 AM   #41
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Hi Alan i am too installed 180.22 driver in a nVidia 9300GS GPU based Laptop.
The installation was simply straight-forward.
I didn't encounter any issues while installing and or activating the nVidia 180.22 driver.

Try running the installer with -K option after successfully installing the latest driver.

This will just re-installs the kernel module.

Also try -e option.
That will start the installer in Expert mode asking you many questions and will tell you what it is exactly doing.

Also please let us know exactly what kernel has been installed?

I suggest try installing different flavor of kernel (Not x86-64),
And try running the installer in the new kernel.

Best of luck
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Old 01-14-09, 10:16 AM   #42
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Hi,

After a lot of install/uninstall of the new driver (180.22) with the same driver mismatch version encountered by so many I did exactly like you mention bellow and it finally worked on my OpenSuSE 11.1 x86_64.


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Originally Posted by maninalift View Post
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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Pedro
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Old 01-14-09, 01:31 PM   #43
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Default Re: openSuSe 11.1 & NVIDIA 180.22 Driver

Ok I found workaround. I've installed another kernel source (kernel-default) and there was no problem with drivers. I dont know why kernel-pae was acting so werid but i finnaly have what I want.

KDE 4 work much faster on this driver.

Thanks all who try to help me and others !!


[EDIT] There are now new drives in repositories so I think that this problem will disapear.
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