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Re: [SLE] (Newbie alert) INTERESTING ARTICLE 2
  • From: Austin Morgan <admorgan@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 9 Mar 2002 11:13:17 -0600
  • Message-id: <20020309111317.A15287@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
It sounds like you got the 3d working on your card. The only step
that it looks like you missed was fine tuning the setting. When you
test the reolution in Sax2 it brings up a screen with some arrows and
such. Using these you can center and expand/contract your window until
it fits your screen properly. I have noticed with some cards (used to
happen with me Geforce 2, but not any more) that it does not display the
screen properly and the buttons don't seem to do anything. When I was
having this problem I would look at my screen go into SAX2 and move it
the way I thought it would work and it usually came out ok. As for the
grey screen CTRL+ALT+BACKSPACE will exit you from your xserver (grey
screen). I hope this helps.

Austin Morgan
On Sat, Mar 09, 2002 at 06:01:24PM +0700, Brian Durant wrote:
Hi again,

After doing the recommended updates with YAST2 (including the new NVIDIA
drivers), I followed the instructions in the article at:


to get 3D going with my NVIDIA (3) powered card. Followed the instructuins to
use SAX2, exited and restarted. The desktop moved to the left and left me
with an odd screen that was still all in sight, but wasn't sightly. I went
into SAX2 and changed my monitor from ViewSonic e-70-3 to e-711. When I
exited SAX2, the screen turned grey and I couldn't get any response, so I had
to push the power button on my box and restart. The secreen still looked odd,
so I went inot YAST2 and tried to turn 3D off. Screen turned grey and I was
forced to reboot with the power button again. This time I came up with the
screen looking OK, but no 3D of course.

What do I need to do to get 3D and is there another way to get out of the
grey screen?

Here is my configuration:

ViewSonic E70 (not E70-3)
Soyo Dragon Plus! motherboard
Asus V8200 video card powered by NVIDIA GeForce 3 chip
SuSE 7.3 Pro

Any ideas?


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