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Re: [opensuse] Troubles with Nvidia
[08.08.2013 11:35] [Vojtěch Zeisek]:

Dne Čt 8. srpna 2013 05:52:09, David Haller napsal(a):

On Wed, 07 Aug 2013, Vojtech Zeisek wrote:
Dne St 7. srpna 2013 20:15:06, Werner Flamme napsal(a):
[07.08.2013 19:03] [Vojtech Zeisek]:

# nvidia-modprobe
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/3.7.10-1.16-desktop/weak-
updates/updates/nvidia.ko): No such device
# find /lib -name nvidia.ko -print
WTF? Should I blacklist the nouveau driver to force loading of nvidia?

Yes. And you may also have to adjust the INITRD_MODULES="..." variable
in /etc/sysconfig/kernel (remove nouvau if it's in there, add nvidia).
Then run mkinitrd.

Done, no change, still using nouveau.

After changing this, you have to re-create the initrd. Did you use the
mkinitrd command?


a) there's sax3 in the repos, no idea how that works though (see
before sig)

I tried. It doesn't seem to be very useful right now. It created 99-
saxdevice.conf, 99-saxmonitors.conf and 99-saxscreen.conf in
/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ and the device section knew just Intel driver. After
changing to nvidia, X didn't start. I deleted those configuration files.

It might have caused the intel graphics controller to work, after you
created a new initrd (and maybe rebooted from it).

# nvidia-modprobe
FATAL: Error inserting nvidia (/lib/modules/3.7.10-1.16-desktop/weak-
updates/updates/nvidia.ko): No such device

For me, a simple "modprobe nvidia" works.

[ 179.017] (II) NVIDIA GLX Module 319.32 Wed Jun 19 14:55:38 PDT 2013
[ 179.017] Loading extension GLX
[ 179.017] (II) LoadModule: "nouveau"
[ 179.018] (II) Loading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/

This should not happen, since the module should be blacklisted (see
Andrey's post).

IIRC it prints the generated config on stdout and does not
overwrite /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but better check that resp. save a
xorg.conf if you have one.

On <> under "5th
thing" it is written that 'Xorg -configure' will create the file

-dnh, whose xorg.conf is largely the same as the XF86Config that I
used since ~1999 starting with SuSE 6.2 / XFree 3.3.6 ;)
Twice I tweaked the Monitor section, a couple of times the Device
section, and a few times the input sections.

Werner, who uses nvidia drivers without any xorg.conf for quite some
time now :-)

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