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Re: [opensuse] Troubles with Nvidia
[07.08.2013 15:43] [Vojtěch Zeisek]:
thank You for all comments.

Dne St 7. srpna 2013 14:04:40, Werner Flamme napsal(a):
[07.08.2013 13:40] [Vojtěch Zeisek]:
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 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
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:
<>. I think
you need to install the butterfly package as well, as it is mentioned in
See also <>.

I installed it (version 3 from šumski's repository). I did it over again with
same result (see below). When I installed x11-video-nvidiaG02, it also
installed x11-video-nvidiaG03 and related nvidia-... packages. And yes, I'm
member of video and bubmblebee groups.

OK, did you read
</usr/share/doc/packages/x11-video-nvidiaG03/html/optimus.html> then? Or
any other file in this directory?

BTW, in supportedchips.html in this directory you can see that
x11-video-nvidiaG03 supports the GT630M chip so that you can uninstall
the G02 variants, just to avoid that they fight each other.

I installed (for my G96 [GeForce 9400 GT]):
- nvidia-computeG03-319.32-15.1.x86_64
- nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop-319.32_k3.7.10_1.1-15.1.x86_64
- x11-video-nvidiaG03-319.32-15.1.x86_64
all from

NVRM: loading NVIDIA UNIX x86_64 Kernel Module 319.32 Wed Jun 19
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,
<>, but no translations.

It has only Nvidia graphic card. BIOS has no setting related to graphic card.

Pardon? Didn't I read

$ 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)

in your first post? There are two graphics controllers, and bumblebee
should allow switching between them.

Nvidia generates this xorg.conf:

I use nvidia drivers, and I have no xorg.conf. If you work on real
hardware, there are way too many "vmware" and "vbox" entries in this file.

It does't work. This is report of Xorg log:

X.Org X Server 1.13.2
Release Date: 2013-01-24
[ 71.426] X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
[ 71.426] Build Operating System: openSUSE SUSE LINUX
[ 71.426] Current Operating System: Linux 3.7.10-1.16-desktop
SMP PREEMPT Fri May 31 20:21:23 UTC 2013 (97c14ba) x86_64
[ 71.426] Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.7.10-1.16-desktop
root=/dev/mapper/pocitac-koren ro elevator=cfq
[ 71.426] Build Date: 15 July 2013 12:22:00PM
[ 71.426]
[ 71.426] Current version of pixman: 0.28.2
[ 71.426] Before reporting problems, check
to make sure that you have the latest version.

[ 71.427] (==) ModulePath set to

[ 71.428] (II) LoadModule: "glamoregl"
[ 71.429] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/
[ 71.434] (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/
/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/ undefined symbol: _glapi_tls_Context

Hm. On my box, "rpm -qf /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/" gives
glamor-0.5-3.1.3.x86_64, directly from openSUSE distro. Do you have
another version? Where does it come from?

[ 71.440] (II) LoadModule: "nvidia"
[ 71.441] (II) Loading
[ 71.441] (II) Module nvidia: vendor="NVIDIA Corporation"
[ 71.441] compiled for 4.0.2, module version = 1.0.0
[ 71.441] Module class: X.Org Video Driver
[ 71.441] (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 319.32 Wed Jun 19 14:34:12 PDT
[ 71.441] (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs
[ 71.441] (--) using VT number 7

[ 71.445] (EE) No devices detected.

Yes, and now we see that the driver does not find any device.

I use VirtualBox (if that matters), but I have no idea why there is any
section - I haven't installed it and I'm not going to install it. I also lost
boot splash screen although all packages should be installed. Well, never
at all. ;-)

Ahem... are you installing the driver inside a VirtualBox VM? If not,
you can delete all this, and all the VMWare things too. It is there to
give openSUSE some help when started inside a virtual machine, not on a
host that runs VirtualBox or VMWare Player. I suggest you rename
xorg.conf to something that xorg does not look for, like
xorg.conf.nonsense ;-). So xorg's autodetect feature will be startet,
and might become successful.

You might have to run mkinitrd again to have a splash screen fitting to
the detectd X display device. If there is any...


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