[Novalug] Re: [Ma-linux] Was: Installing Nvidia drivers DID NOT go well NOW: Opensuse is BS
dtidrow at patriot.net
Mon Jan 14 13:20:48 EST 2008
I always just drop out of X (ie. 'init 3'), install the driver
(downloaded directly from nVidia) using the supplied install script, and
restart X (init 5). IIRC, the install script makes the needed changes
to xorg.conf for you.
Never had a problem with Fedora or Mandrake going this route, though you
do have to make sure that the kernel headers are installed before you
install the driver.
On Sun, 2008-01-13 at 20:02 -0500, Jay Hart wrote:
> Still would not have helped, even if I switched from 'nvidia' to the 'nv'.
> Once again, when I updated to the 184.108.40.206-0.3-bigsmp kernel, I didn't get an
> initrd image, so I couldn't boot that either.
> I'm compiling my own kernel, and should get an initrd in the process as well.
> If this doesn't work I'm got the latest Kubuntu 7.10 ready, just need to
> backup a few files, and away I go.
> Sick to say, I'm hoping my kernel fails, I'm totally disgusted with OpenSuse.
> > Jay Hart wrote:
> >> Got an error (EE) that the nvidia kernel module was not loaded (Why??
> >> because
> >> I'm still using an older kernel), so...
> >> that proves to me that installing the nvidia drivers using the 1-click
> >> method
> >> on the Opensuse site, started all this BS, by failing to properly install
> >> the
> >> new kernel and supporting files.
> > In a previous email I sent, I mentioned that there are two drivers for
> > the card: the 'nv' driver and the 'nvidia' driver... since you reverted
> > to the old kernel that wasn't prepared for the 'nvidia' driver, you will
> > have to revert back to 'nv'
> > Angelo
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