Re: [SLE] Nvidia driver update on/off line
From: David Krider (david_at_davidkrider.com)
To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 14 May 2004 08:50:35 -0500
On Fri, 2004-05-14 at 10:47, dries wrote:
> Is there a way for me to download the nVidia drivers at work (fast internet)
> and then use yast online update on a file at home so i don't have to download
> the (6MB) driver at home ??
I tried the online update thing to see how well it worked with 9.1,
because it didn't work too well for me in 9.0. It didn't work well this
time either. However, I don't think you'll have any trouble doing it the
"hard" way. Just go to nVidia's site and download the driver for ia32,
and run it as root. (Make sure that you have all the build tools
installed, as it needs to relink to the current kernel.) After that,
just use SaX2 as usual, but don't worry about checking off the "3D
Acceleration" button. Just leave that alone. When you're done, edit
/etc/X11/XF86Config, and change the driver that your card uses from "nv"
to "nvidia". You should be all set.
As to it not working well. Using the downloadable update does indeed
pick the "right" driver (nvidia) for use during configurating with SaX2.
At work, I have a dual-head config, and SaX2 could NOT see that. I could
only have one monitor. At home, I do NOT have a dual-head config, and
SaX2 refused to do anything but a dual-head config. On top of this, it
started up and showed me screen TWO, where there was a nice message that
the config was actually showing on screen ONE! I dug out my DVI-to-VGA
converter, but THERE WAS NOTHING COMING OVER THE DVI PORT! Argh!
The online update nvidia tool completely blew it on both of my
nvidia-equipped machines. Is there any way to undo this install so that
SaX2 no longer has any idea about the real "nvidia" driver, and simply
uses the built-in "nv" driver? That way I could comfortably go back to
the manual method I describe above.
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