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Re: [suse-xfree86] Problems with nvidia driver.
  • From: David Quental <ct1drb@xxxxxx>
  • Date: Wed, 29 Sep 2004 00:17:59 +0000 (UTC)
  • Message-id: <4159FECA.6080909@xxxxxx>
Hello Colin Pinkney.

Thanks for your help.
Please read down.

On Tuesday 28 Sep 2004 20:00, David Quental wrote:

Hello to the list.


I use SuSE 9.1 and it works very fine. Some time ago I got new nvidia
driver and installed it without problems, I got 3D without problems and
all fine, problem is when I went to console (Crtl+ALT+F1 or F2) all is
in blue, after some time all consoles were corrupted.

How can I solve my problem with consoles???

I have the exact same Nvidia card, although I only have SuSE 9.0, but I had a similar problem. If I switched between consoles 1-6 and X four times then X Windows would lockup and I would have to login remotely from another box and kill X because I couldn't even switch to the consoles after that.

The problem went away when I upgraded to the Nvidia driver v1.0.6111 as you have, plus I upgraded X Windows to using these packages:

I went there, but there is a README, under directory SuSE 9.1, saying
that all files are included in SuSE 9.1

Personally, I would recommend this version of over the newer packages because the latest seem to be unstable and these are a straight forward upgrade of the existing X packages. Just download them to an empty directory and run 'rpm -Uvh *.rpm' in that directory as root. (Remember to backup /etx/X11/XF86Config first if you have a good setup so you can replace it after installing the RPMs)

Hope that solves your problem too. And you can always go back to the SuSE X packages if not.

There is another directory with newer versions of Xorg, name is
Xorg-X11R6.7.0, should I use these files under i386/suse91???

System is:
SuSE 9.1
amd computer at 2000 mhz ram 512
harddisk 40 gigas
nvidia GeForce2 MX/MX 400 (nv)
monitor samsung samtron 55E (PLUS) [28-61 khz / 50-120 hz]

Last nvidia driver is:

David Quental

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