[clug-talk] Help with Nvidia and Suse?
sgrover at open2space.com
Sun Mar 13 02:08:40 PST 2005
I'm having problems getting my nvidia drivers updated to work with the new
kernel I just updated on my Suse 9.1 box. I d/l'd the lastest drivers from
Nvidia's site, and it seems to compile just fine, except it locks up the
computer within a second or two after completing the compile. It's a full
lock, with no keyboard input, (though my caps lock and scroll lock lights
start flashing at me), which forces me to do a hard boot to recover. But the
process didn't complete, so I still don't have the new drivers.
If it helps, here's a run down of the method I'm following:
1. exit or boot to shell prompt (init 3)
2. cd into the directory containing the nvidia file.
3. enter the command:
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7167-pkg1.run -q --kernel-source-path=/usr/src/linux
NOTE: The above command has never completed properly (since updating the
kernel), so I can't continue onto the sax2 step.
4. When the kernel compiles properly, the command
sax2 -m 0=nvidia
is supposed to set things up properly.
The above process worked in the past, except I was using the file
I did note that the kernel update was supposed to fix a problem with the
nvidia drivers - maybe that's where the problem is coming from? Also, it
seems I have kernel version 2.6.5 and I think the 7167 version of the nvidia
drivers are meant to work with 2.6.10 or newer. Regardless running the 6111
nvidia drivers results in the same behavior - lock up after compile.
Any tips or suggestions? Thanks bunches.
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