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OpenSUSE Nv graphics driver installed but not in use

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I successfully installed the newest nvidia drivers on opensuse 10.3 but I noticed there was no splash screen and still moved like there were no 3d drivers. I tried opening nvidia-settings and it did tell me they weren't being used. I tried the nvidia-config command or whatever it was and this did not work.

What needs to be done?
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First off, how did you get the drivers installed?

After you install them, run:

Code:
cd /etc/X11
sudo cp xorg.conf xorg.conf2
sudo nvidia-xconfig
Then log out and log back in. Make sure to issue the commands as root (use sudo).

And what splash screen are you talking about? The one when you boot up the computer, or the one for KDE/GNOME? Or the one for X (your login screen)?
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I just killed X server using ctrl alt backspace a couple times then sudo sh install <file name>.run I think.
Ive tried nvidia-xconfig but nothing else listed there. Ill go try that, thanks Hundred!
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The beautiful thing about Suse is that they have this new "Suse 1-click install" thing. On lots of major Linux software sites now, they have this .ypm (or maybe it was .ymp) file you can download, and it will do all the file fetching for you.

Go to nVidia and look up the driver you require. Scroll down to where it has a note to Suse users. Find the one for your architecture, download the file, and open it. It should do the magic for you from there. Let me know what happens.

Rule of thumb: try not to use downloaded software (like the .run file for nVidia driver) if you don't have to. Use the package manager as much as you can for ease and simplicity.

Edit: you can't run the .run file with "sudo sh <file>.run" without killing X first. You can't do it with any graphical environment active.
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I know? Like it says, I shutdown X server then installed the graphics driver.
Going to try your first post first then Ill see what happens.
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I know? Like it says, I shutdown X server then installed the graphics driver.
Going to try your first post first then Ill see what happens.
Go with my second post. Download the 1-click install file, let it do its magic, and see if it's fixed from there. If not, then try the nvidia-xconfig command as root (after using the 1-click install).
post #7 of 18
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The one click install worked perfectly. I looked numerous times skipping right out the Suse notation on the instructions. Looked so hard I skipped it I guess.
Got wine installed and CS running flawlessly.
Now all I need are some x-fi drivers..
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The one click install worked perfectly. I looked numerous times skipping right out the Suse notation on the instructions. Looked so hard I skipped it I guess.
Got wine installed and CS running flawlessly.
Now all I need are some x-fi drivers..
Congratulations... So use that 1-click install thing as much as you can. It makes things a hell of a lot easier.
post #9 of 18
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Now all I need are some x-fi drivers..

You may as well sell that card and get a cheap Audigy2 or something. There is the BETA driver from Creative, but that's junk. Then there is OSS4, which has rudimentary support for the card, but the driver it uses is basically the same one as Creative's drivers, and what's worse, some people have been reporting problems with using OSS4 instead of ALSA. My X-Fi is in a box in my garage, waiting for the magical day real support for the card will be available.
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post #10 of 18
If you have driver module installed for kernel you use then on suse go out of kde by logout and login to console mode or by pressing ctrl+alt+f1
You need to login like root in this console
Then go from init 5 to init 3 with command
#init 3
Then run sax2
#sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is zero!!!)
In sax 2 if you have module you will see that 3d is enabled and just set resolution you need.
You can now log out from root and login like user.Then type startx to go in init 5.
You can go back in console with ctrl+alt+f1 to logout and go back to kde with ctrl f7 (i think it s f7 or 6 )
Test your driver with 3d opengl screen savers or some game like tux racer
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