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Old 10-12-06, 06:51 PM   #37
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So in my quest to fix this, I have added some repositories to my YAST but when I click the finish button it take FOREVER and then I get some error about ZMD this or ZYPP that and then it finishes out. But when I click on the kernel to update it and to update my x11 as well, or either one seperately Yast just closes out completely. Without updating. So I thought maybe it's Yast in general problem but it will download and install software from my repositories. So is there a, somewhat hopefully, easy way other than with Yast to update my kernel and x11? Something that won't take a huge amount of shell know how since I have little of that. Thanks.
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Old 10-12-06, 09:32 PM   #38
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I should clarify that Novell repackages the drivers from the official NVIDIA driver packages.

The 7900 GS is fully supported in 1.0-8774 & 1.0-9625.
It'd be really helpful if someone would update the README with an accurate list of supported chips.


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Old 10-12-06, 09:46 PM   #39
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The GeForce 7900 GS is listed on the supported products list (also linked from the driver download page):
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html
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Old 10-13-06, 06:47 AM   #40
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The GeForce 7900 GS is listed on the supported products list (also linked from the driver download page):
http://www.nvidia.com/object/IO_18897.html
Which has nothing to do with what people will look at first:

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html

and

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L...ppendix-a.html

And 9625 is *still* on the beta page - is it released or not?

Do you guys just want to argue or fix obvious problems?


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Old 10-13-06, 10:28 AM   #41
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Okay guys... Does this really have to do with X not starting? Not particularly... So here's the deal, SuSE pissed me off too much. With YAST and with Kpackage I could not update my kernel and I'm too chicken to do it myself. I could not upgrade my X either so... What did I do? I installed Kubuntu. I am currently running now the newest coolest kernel and x11. However.... I still get that problem with my screen going black with the 8762 driver. I installed it through Adept, installing the nvidia-glx. and nvidia-common. I am going to download the driver, uninstall nvidia-glx/common and install the 8774 driver from the shell. Ubuntu is weird about how you get to the shell though. I can't telinit 3 or init 3 to get to the shell. I have to log off and log on in console mode. And the thing you guys have mentioned where if the black screen comes up just hit CTRL+ALT+F1 to get back to shell... That has NEVER worked for me. I found my ACPI was off because I ran the bug report from the safemode which turned off ACPI. So wish me luck guys. Thanks.
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Old 10-13-06, 11:52 AM   #42
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Okay... So I installed the 8774 driver. Set the Device - Driver "nvidia" and it didn't work. So I commented out Module Load glx, still didn't work. Un commented that and set driver to "nv". Still no go. So I comment out glx and set driver to "nv" and I get back to X. Obviously not working though. So here is my nvidia-bug-report.
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Old 10-13-06, 12:19 PM   #43
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Do these problems persist with 1.0-9625? If so, I'd like to see an updated bug report.

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Old 10-13-06, 12:24 PM   #44
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They do. But when I'm in the shell and type nvidia-bug-report.sh it tells me it can't run the binary.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:12 PM   #45
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nvidia-bug-report.sh needs to be run as root.
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Old 10-13-06, 01:16 PM   #46
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I was root. Still didn't work. I have a motherboard that is PCI-Express and has an AGP slot. Is it possible there is issues with that? I have full 3D support in Windows so maybe not?
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Old 10-13-06, 01:33 PM   #47
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nvidia-bug-report.sh isn't a binary, its a shell script which is installed in /usr/bin. If you can't run /usr/bin/nvidia-bug-report.sh then something is wrong with the driver installation or your OS environment.

Having both AGP & PCI-E on your system should not prevent the NVIDIA X driver from working.

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Old 10-13-06, 01:36 PM   #48
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So here's my big question then. Why is it that 3 different distro's of linux (Kubuntu, FC5, 6pre, and SuSE) don't work. I can't install my driver on any of them? What is going wrong? How can I fix it?
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