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Re: [SLE] Recommended Steps to swap out video cards
  • From: Sunny <sloncho@xxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Tue, 11 Apr 2006 16:16:31 -0500
  • Message-id: <e7eeb230604111416i5ecd8546vc91f5f934dbf4375@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 4/11/06, Elijah Savage <esavage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Sunny wrote:
> > On 4/11/06, Elijah Savage <esavage@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> >> Mike McMullin wrote:
> >>
> >> Followed these instructions and everything came up fine, but in YAST
> >> under hardware should the video card say VESA Framebuffer?
> >>
> >
> > Sorry for the private mail.
> >
> > It should be nvidia.
> >
> > --
> > --
> > Svetoslav Milenov (Sunny)
> >
> No big deal on the private mail. Well I installed it just as the email
> and web site say not sure why it comes up like this. After install from
> init 3 though it would not go into runlevel 5 and I had to run sax2 and
> that is what was chosen.
>

something was not OK with the install, and X did not start. Running
again sax2 without the parameters specified in the instructions forces
it to try to redetect the card. Because it fails to recognize it, it
puts the best match - vesa fb.

So, try again in init 3 to start sax2 -m 0=nvidia.

After that, try startx. If it fails, you can look in
/var/log/Xorg.0.log what is going wrong.


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Svetoslav Milenov (Sunny)

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