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Re: [opensuse] Troubles with Nvidia
[07.08.2013 13:40] [Vojtěch Zeisek]:
Hi,
I probably do some silly mistake, but I can't manage it to work. I have
NVIDIA
GeForce GT630M (2 GB memory, 96 CUDA cores) and I followed
http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers#The_repository_way to install
original drivers to be able to use full power of the chip.
$ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 3rd Gen Core processor
Graphics Controller (rev 09)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation GF108 [GeForce GT 630M]
(rev a1)

Uh. This is Optimus technology, isn't it? Yes, it is:
<http://www.geforce.com/hardware/notebook-gpus/geforce-gt-630m>. I think
you need to install the butterfly package as well, as it is mentioned in
<https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers#Easy_way_to_get_NVIDIA_drivers>.
See also <http://bumblebee-project.org/>.

I installed the x11-video-nvidiaG02 package and run as root nvidia-xconfig,
but
after reboot X doesn't start. From boot log:

BTW, on the page you mentioned is nothing written about running the
"nvidia-xconfig" command. I never had to do this.

nvidia: module license 'NVIDIA' taints kernel.

This is correct, it is always shown when loading the driver and has
nothing to do with its function. The license taints the GPL'ed kernel
(by being not open source), but it works.

NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 319.32 Wed Jun 19 15:51:20
PDT 2013
2013-08-06T08:20:17.400659+02:00 veles kdm[948]: X server died during startup
2013-08-06T08:20:17.401228+02:00 veles kdm[948]: X server for display :0
cannot be started, session disabled

This might be because of the dual video chipset in your box. I only
found a russian text about it,
<http://ru.opensuse.org/SDB:NVidia_Optimus>, but no translations.

I haven't try to use firmware downloaded from Nvidia's site, I'd rather use
the
repository. Now I'm using xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau.

HTH
Werner
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