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Re: [opensuse] How to change video driver?
  • From: "David C. Rankin" <drankinatty@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 07 Oct 2010 11:46:39 -0500
  • Message-id: <4CADF96F.7020807@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 10/07/2010 11:37 AM, David C. Rankin wrote:
On 10/07/2010 11:14 AM, Bob Williams wrote:
Hi,

I'm still getting frequent, intermittent hangs which I believe is due to a
conflict between the kernel 2.6.34.7-0.3-desktop and the nvidia video driver
256.53-16.1.

I'd like to try switching to the opensource nv/nouveau driver, but I'm not
sure how to go about it. The xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau 0.0.15 is
installed, according to yast.

Any suggestions, please?

Bob

Bob,

It's simple.

P.S. - yes you can simply edit the xorg.conf by hand despite all the warning garbage at the top of the file -- it is just a simple text file. Also, you can often get better performance from you card by googling the card name with xorg.conf option -- to get a list and description of options available for your gpu and the driver you are using (nv/nvidia).

Also, I had terrible problems with the 2.6.34x kernels. I'm currently running the 2.6.35 kernel from the kernel/HEAD repo and I have had no issues with it. However, the current 2.6.26rc kernels in HEAD have been hit or miss.

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