Carlos E. R. wrote:
The Thursday 2006-11-02 at 14:03 -0000, Dave Howorth wrote:
Second, the OP
says he has followed the *suse* instructions (as at the
URL above or rather at the equivalent for AMD64) without success. I also
had no success that way. I did have success when I followed the *nvidia*
instructions and used the *nvidia* installation and configuration tools
instead of the *suse* ones (yast, sax2).
The thing is that the instructions in the nvidia page points SuSE users to
read the link I posted. Those instructions are correct, and give more than
one way to do it.
Those suse instructions are self-contradictory (I posted earlier about
that), which hardly makes them correct.
I agree they describe two different ways of doing it, but neither of
them worked for me. yast does not install the current version of the
driver. Both ways in the suse instructions say to use sax2, which both I
and the OP found that does not work.
OTOH, following nvidia's instructions and ignoring suse's instructions
did work for me. The installer installs the latest driver and the nvidia
configure script does work, in my experience.
My essential point is that if suse users ignore nvidia's recommendation
to go to the suse site, and instead just follow the instructions on
nvidia's site about how to use the nvidia tools, everything works and
you end up with a current nvidia driver installed and working. Or at
least it did for me.
Since there are several different ways and the OP has tried both suse
ways and failed, I am simply suggesting that it's worth trying the