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Old 05-21-04, 07:57 PM   #1
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Default Computer freezes AGAIN!

i am really getting tired of this crap for real.
Always with the new nvidia drivers my comp freezes on installing.

I have:
SuSE 9.1, Geforce FX 5600, AMD64 3200+
I have tried everything all the install methods.

SuSE 9.1 (32-bit) installed.
cause my DVD player has stopped reading dvd roms only normal CD roms...
So i cant install the SuSE 9.1 (64-bit) edition.

I have downloaded the 5336 nvidia drivers (32-bit), and installed it the way they tell me on the SuSE Readme. no luck. when i start X again with sax2 -m 0=nvidia it just gets me black screen. dead.. Hard reboot needed.

Ok booting again in init 3.
Installed the kernel sources, and have the kernel source updated.
Then did the rmmod nvidia, no nvidia found in /proc, i did the make cloneconfig gives me something i need to delete the old .config file. did that and did an make cloneconfig again. it worked.

Installed the 5336 nvidia.run, and it just doesnt want to install.
Gives me an error about something it cant find the kernel sources or something.

Cant seem to work on anyway, the manual installing doesnt work either.
(--extraxt-only, make install)
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Old 05-22-04, 06:01 AM   #2
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*** BOING*** BOING***

Please help me out.
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Old 05-22-04, 07:25 AM   #3
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Default Re: Computer freezes AGAIN!

Athlon 64 CPUs have a problem with 32 bit nvidia driversif their stepping is 10, see:

http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/show...light=stepping

If if says "cant find the kernel sources" you probably don't have the kernel source installed/unpacked. And the source has to match your running kernel.
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Old 05-22-04, 10:24 AM   #4
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I have this:

processor : 0
vendor_id : AuthenticAMD
cpu family : 15
model : 12
model name : AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+
stepping : 0
cpu MHz : 2203.386
cache size : 512 KB
fdiv_bug : no
hlt_bug : no
f00f_bug : no
coma_bug : no
fpu : yes
fpu_exception : yes
cpuid level : 1
wp : yes
flags : fpu vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic sep mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush mmx fxsr sse sse2 syscall mmxext lm 3dnowext 3dnow
bogomips : 4325.37

The kernel sources are installed and updated..
And they match my installed kernel. cause this is the standard SuSE 9.1 kernel.

It worked for me to reinstall the drivers, but when i startx blackscreen and computer is freezed.
Sax2 -m 0=nvidia does the same thing.

Tried the sh NVIDIA-Linux-blahblah.run file, i can accept the license and so on. but when it wants to install. the computer freezes in that nvidia install screen...
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Old 05-22-04, 09:26 PM   #5
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My model is 4, my stepping is 8. Your model 12 and stepping 0 probably means a bit of a redesign - like your cache. You will have to try a 64 bit distro until compatible drivers are released.
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Old 05-23-04, 06:11 AM   #6
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Ok thanks.
So what i have is a newer design? cause i felt a bit down when i saw the 512KB cache....
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Old 05-24-04, 02:10 AM   #7
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See AMD's different designs of A64s:

http://www.amd.com/us-en/assets/cont...docs/25759.pdf
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