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17 diffrent installs of suse 10.1 this week alone, and im rather close to quitting. It seems no matter what i do, suse 10.1 will not support my vid card's at all. It gets to the hardware config on the last part of the install, then claims there is no proposal for the video card section. Then when i boot, i do not get any run level 5. done about 6 diffrent routes(like getting all updates during install, to just trying a select few) to try and solve this cant get it to work. I interrupted one of the install just before this point and got it to work,but after i updated i went to install my drivers and i lost my logon screen, had no 3d and couldnt change any resolutions or close,minus, or move any open windows. Right now i just installed and let it go completely by itself and i got yet again to the point where it starts run level 5, apparently no x sever is running, or somthing along those lines.I was able to get the newest drivers installed but like i said i lost a large amount of very useful stuff. I tried to use sax2 from command line, but 8 hours later had no luck. I hope this is clear enough to understand.
 

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currupted disk maybe. Hmm it should at least boot to init 5 without proper graphics drivers
 

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Odd, Runlevel 5 will start even with out X. You'll just get a black screen with a beep. Ctrl+Alt+Backspace with kill it if that were to happen. As soon as it got to runlevel 5, I go to the terminal (Ctrl+Atl+F1) and switch to runlevel 3 and run YaST and see if anything from x.org is missing. I have class in a few minutes, but I'll think about it and post back the rest later to night, sorry. Where did you get the image from? The OpenSuSE site? Sounds like it could be a bad image/burn.
 

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Hmm i thought a bad image as well, BUT the x64 version did the same thing; when it came to the hardware configuration during install the video card section gets a "no proposal". during loading you see all the txt on the screen, but when it says "init: runlevel 5" it says runlevel 5 has been reached, and then proceeds to prompt me with a log on via the txt mode.<br />
EDIT: i think the error code is 0x0292 nvidia corp upsupported.<br />
Im using Knoppix for everthing right now as is.
 

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lol dont try ubuntu. try installing the proper Sax2 Nvidia Drivers from yast2 in text mode. It might take a bit of looking to find it
 

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i did go into yast2 text mode and i did update the xgl hardware list, and sax2, but i didnt find anything about nvidia support.
 

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So, this is a bump and an update. I started playing around yast txt mode, and did a full online update, including all xgl updates, sax2 updates, kernal updates, gcc, and gdm/kdm updates. Well now when runlevel 5 initiates, i no longer get a fail and go back to txt mode, i get a black screen. so i got a hunch, and removed my sli bridge and booted back up, then started switching dvi ports will, voila! i get a very blue tinted screen on my bottom of the two cards. I guess now ill try and get drivers for these damn cards and see what happens. I read somewhere that after my driver installs, i should uninstall and reinstall xgl and sax2 i think. is this true.
 

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Last bump for this thread and a final update on this adventure. Well since i was able to get a gui i think i found out the reasoning to it. On the A8N-Sli Deluxe you if you want Sli you have to flip a chip between the two pci express lanes, well if you don't have sli then only one card functions correctly(or atleast only one will in my case) so when i switch my monitor cable between the two cards, the top one no longer renders( im assuming here) but still comes up as display 2. the bottom card is now display one and does render an 800x600 square as display one. After i did all of the updates and got everything turned on through yast2 txt mode, i did get 3d rendering and was able to get Xgl and Compiz to funtion perfectly, but i still have a sli problem which will start me next thread.
 

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in teh nvidia linux drivers you should be able to turn sli on i think
 

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no its not. I get anoyed when people say stuff like that especialy as the support for sli is the same for all distros cos of nvidia drivers. It just takes a little know how and some research. Ill take a look for you in a min
 

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The reason i say this is because ive used it myself and experienced the poor driver support.
 

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Yes right now driver support is very difficult, i keep getting an error on the hardware configuration page during the install. the error happens to be this ERROR: no proposal.
 
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