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Old 12-26-02, 03:45 PM   #1
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Unhappy bit of help please

before i begin i would like to point out that i am a complete linux newbie, however, i am not computer illiterate

i am using SuSE 8.1 Professional, i downloaded the files:

NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191.suse81.i586.rpm

and

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191.suse81.i586.rpm

and ran them. YaST2 automatically installed them (or so i thought), when i rebooted, the GUI wont load. it will go through the normal boot procedure, just when it would normally show the login screen, the screen flashes black a few times (like it would when you change resolution) after this it gives me the command prompt (or at least that is what it is called in windows)

how do i get it to show the GUI again?

will it be the same procedure as in windows - reformat & reinstall?



thanx in advance
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Old 12-29-02, 03:00 PM   #2
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thanx then....
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Old 12-29-02, 03:33 PM   #3
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Would you provide a bit more information?

cat /proc/version

cc -v

and please attach /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 and /var/log/XFree86.0.log (I'm not sure regarding the exact paths for SuSE, but they should be approximately there)
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Old 12-30-02, 07:16 PM   #4
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thanx for the reply dude, hope this helps..

cat /proc/version:

Quote:
Linux version 2.4.19-4GB (root@Athlon.suse.de) (gcc version 3.2) #1 Fri Sep 13 13:19:15 UTC 2002
cc -v

Quote:
../configure --enable-threads=posix --prefix=/use/local --infodir=/usr/share/info --mandir=/usr/share/man --libdir=/usr/lib --enable-languages=c, c++, f77, objc, java, add --enable-libgcj --with-gxx-include-dir=/usr/include/g++ --with-slibdir=/lib --withsystem-zlib --enable-shared --enable__cxa_atexit i486-suse-linux

XF86Config & XFree.0.log
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Old 12-31-02, 02:23 AM   #5
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Hey! you use the wrong kernelmodule in XF86Config - section device. "nv" is the dummy driver which comes with SuSE. This drive don't work with the glx extension. Read the documentation and cange 'nv' to 'nvdriver' or 'nvidia' (depends on what name is used -> see etc/modules.conf and search for nv).
The test again.
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Old 01-01-03, 07:21 PM   #6
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did this, now GUI will boot!

thanx


but, i still got a prob :

when i try to enable 3D through YaST (or change any other setting, eg. color depth), it askes me to test first, when i test it gaves me a completely white screen, and i hav to wait 30 secs for it to reset..
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Old 01-02-03, 12:08 AM   #7
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Start the computer without GUI on in consol modus - login as root and run sax2. The script will ask you to enable 3D and start the grafic setup. Configure resolution - if you select more than one, you could change the resolution on a runnig X using Crt+Alt+'+' or '-' on the number pad.

Thats the way I did it.
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