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Re: [SLE] update problem
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sun, 6 Feb 2005 17:10:11 -0600
  • Message-id: <200502061710.11748.sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
On Sunday 06 February 2005 09:57, Sunny wrote:
> On Sunday 06 February 2005 07:16, Bob Schmidt wrote:
> > Hi All,
> >
> > New to the list. I am running suse 9.1, I did an on-line update last
> > night, but never restarted my computer. This morning when I turn it on,
> > it goes through the boot process and then blank screen. I restart in the
> > failsafe mode, and then type "startx" it says that "xinint" could not be
> > found. I'm not real good with linux, but my computer was working fine
> > until I updated it last night. Any ideas as to what I might do to get it
> > up and running again?
> >
> > Thanks,
> > Bob
> Bob,
> as Carl said, if you have nVidia card and are using their driver, this may
> be a problem. As I'm running a similar config, and I've gone through these
> steps a few days ago, just drop a line and I'll be more than happy to
> assist you.
> Sunny

On Sunday 06 February 2005 12:12, you wrote:
> Hi Sunny,
> I am using an Nvidia graphics card, TNT2 Ultra with 32mb of ram. I sure
> could use the help if you're willing.
> Thanks,
> Bob

Before you continue, you need kernel-sources package installed, If you did not
install it, use yast (it has a text mode, so your not working X is not a
problem) to do so.

With kernel-sources installed:
1. Boot (or switch) to runlevel 3
2. login as root
3. #cd /usr/src/linux
4. #make cloneconfig
5. #make prepare-all
6. #nvidia-installer --uppdate -f

This will contact the nvidia site and download the latest version of the
driver, and will recreate the needed kernel modules.

If you already have downloaded the latest driver ( from nvidia), just
rerun the installer, it will recreate the modules.

When you are ready, just #init 5 will put you in runlevel 5. This should work.


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