Carlos E. R. wrote:
The Thursday 2006-11-02 at 14:03 -0000, Dave Howorth wrote:
>> also quickly in runlevel 3,
>> and no editing necessary.
> Sorry, but I have to disagree with both of you on this occasion.
> First, AFAICT, the OP is still trying to install the nvidia driver, not
> the nv driver. So I think the instructions you both gave are
He said that the nvidia driver did not work, and that he had to reinstall
the whole system because sax would not start - presumably to uninstall
commercial nvidia driver and put back the nv open driver and try again.
Thus, I don't think my advice was incorrect.
Also, Patrick's advice is correct in that situation, but if it weren't,
there is also the corresponding switch2nvidia script.
We were both giving advice about how to undo the not working change to
nvidia. How to get the commercial driver going will go next when the OP
replies and we have more info.
> 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
> had no success that way. I did have success
when I followed the
> 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
read the link I posted. Those instructions are correct, and give more
one way to do it.
Thank you all who posted on this topic. Unfortunately, trying the
nvidia install script and then the configuration of xgl found on
had no better
results than when I installed the drivers using yast and then
tiny-nvidia-install script. In all cases, the installation proceeded
without any error messages, but when starting X the screen goes blank.
the system is still going, because I can type my pw and log in and hear
the startup sound for KDE.
If I kill the X server, there are no "no suitable screens found"
errors. I did have an "access to your display is denied" error when
entering this command: sax2 -V 0:1280x800@60 to try to force the video
I have an nvidia geforce Go 6150 which is not on the supported hardware
list on the nvidia site, though very close models are both up and down a
Thanks to your posts, I can get back to nv without reinstalling, but it
does not look like I will be able to get any real power from this card
under linux. :( oh, well...
Thank you for your responses.
Chris Forzetting, Tech and Trainer
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