[Novalug] Re: [Ma-linux] Installing Nvidia drivers DID NOT go well (Computer boots to grub)
bidwell at dead-city.org
Sat Jan 12 12:03:30 EST 2008
Jay Hart wrote:
> Opensuse 10.3 beta 2
> Used the following procedure to install the nvidia drivers:
> Using the "The easy way" install for Opensuse 10.3.
> First, I installed the drivers for 'new' cards using the '1-click' link, this
> runs nvidia.ymp. This went fine.
> Then I ran the following three commands (as root):
>> nvidia-xconfig --composite
>> nvidia-xconfig --render-accel
>> nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
> This went OK as well.
> Instead of restarting X, I rebooted.
> Now I'm at the grub prompt, the PC won't boot normally (I turned it off and
> back on same thing happened) and need to determine why installing these
> drivers and configuring X hosed booting the PC.
> Any suggestions/comments??
Jay, I have not had much luck with distribution packaged drivers.
I would grab the driver directly from nvidia, reboot into single
user mode or init 3 and install the driver, then reboot. Xorg
configuration can be difficult. I would start with an untouched
xorg.conf, if you have one, and just start with the fewest flags
you need to get a working xorg, then you can tweak it.
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