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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 (xxx.run 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.

Sunny


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