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Old 03-01-03, 07:27 AM   #1
Art Ian
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Thumbs down SuSE 8.1 and NVIDIA VANTA installation

Dear Forum,

I am trying to move from Windows environment to Linux so please bare with me and I will appreciate all the help I can get.

I have a new installation of SuSE 8.1. The video card that I am using is Nvidia Vanta. The driver that was installed during initially was old and did not work properly so I downloaded the latest version and tried to install it. The install seems to work fine but I cannot change the screen resolution, the color depth or the monitor make and model. (meaning the driver is not working)

After reading some of the posts here on the forum I tried to build my own install from tar file but results were the same. Oh and I did install them in safe mode that is without X. Also my 3D is disabled. I am interested in getting the video card to work first.

Following are my findings: Please note that I am a newbie and I am just shooting in dark.

1-- I checked the MD5 checksum and they were correct.

2— I ran this nv_check.sh script. All of the tests seemed to pass except for the following error:
“The NVdriver kernel module does not seem to be loaded. The 3D driver will not work without it. Please compile it for your kernel, set it up to insert the module on boot, then run this script again”

3—insmod nvidia gave me the following:

using /lib/modules/2.4.19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o
warning: loading /lib/modules/2.4. 19-4GB/kernel/drivers/video/nvidia.o with taint the kernel: non-GPL license – NVIDIA

Module nvidia loaded, with warnings

4—rpm –qa | grep NV gave me the following:

NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-4191
NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-4191

5—modprobe NVdirver gave me the following:

modprobe: Can’t locate module NVdriver

6—startx works but cannot change resolution or the color etc.

7—For people familiar with SuSE, when I check the install and remove program I find both packages in red. But they have check mark. Secondly the thing which does not seem right is that GLX package says 2.9 GB but the kernel package shows 0 size. I am sure there is some thing wrong here.

8—Yes of course SuSE Support was not of any help. They just replied that the we are not supporting third party installs. When I checked the rpm from nvidia site, that package had shannon.suse.de as contact person. Go Figure!!!

9—I found XF86 file in multiple places. I took this file from /etc/x11/XF86config is attached below just in case:

# Version: 4.7
# Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2001
#
# Automatically generated by [ISaX] (4.7)
# PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
#

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/URW"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/PEX"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin2/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/kwintv"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/truetype"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/uni"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/hellas/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/sgi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/xtest"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS0"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS1"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS2"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS3"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS4"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS5"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS6"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS7"
InputDevices "/dev/ttyS8"
InputDevices "/dev/psaux"
InputDevices "/dev/logibm"
InputDevices "/dev/sunmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atibm"
InputDevices "/dev/amigamouse"
InputDevices "/dev/atarimouse"
InputDevices "/dev/inportbm"
InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
InputDevices "/dev/mouse"
InputDevices "/dev/usbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/adbmouse"
InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
InputDevices "/dev/input/event0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer0"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer1"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer2"
InputDevices "/dev/pointer3"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
Option "AllowMouseOpenFail"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "extmod"
Load "v4l"
Load "dbe"
Load "glx"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "speedo"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Driver "Keyboard"
Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
Option "MapName" "Generic keyboard [ pc101 ]"
Option "Protocol" "Standard"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbModel" "pc101"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
EndSection


Section "InputDevice"
Driver "mouse"
Identifier "Mouse[1]"
Option "ButtonNumber" "3"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Name" "Autodetection"
Option "Protocol" "imps/2"
Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection


Section "Monitor"
DisplaySize 320 240
HorizSync 31-80
Identifier "Monitor[0]"
ModelName "1280X1024@75HZ"
Option "DPMS"
VendorName "--> VESA"
VertRefresh 50-75
UseModes "Modes[0]"
EndSection


Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 127.80 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1035 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 135.00 1280 1296 1440 1688 1024 1025 1028 1066 +HSync +VSync
Modeline "1152x864" 96.94 1152 1168 1384 1568 864 864 874 902
Modeline "800x600" 46.80 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "640x480" 29.95 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "800x600" 46.80 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "640x480" 29.95 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
EndSection


Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 8
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
Device "Device[0]"
Identifier "Screen[0]"
Monitor "Monitor[0]"
EndSection


Section "Device"
BoardName "Vanta"
BusID "1:0:0"
Driver "nvidia"
Identifier "Device[0]"
Screen 0
VendorName "NVidia"
EndSection


Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Layout[all]"
InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
Option "Clone" "off"
Option "Xinerama" "off"
Screen "Screen[0]"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection







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