[SLE] Re: Re: Installed new video card but can't configure -- and Sax2 won't run. ;o(
From: John Pettigrew (john_at_xl-cambridge.com)
Date: Fri, 8 Oct 2004 20:08:02 +0100 To: email@example.com
In a previous message, "Gil Weber" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> ** Reply to message from John Pettigrew <email@example.com> on Fri, 8
> Oct 2004 17:47:23 +0100
> > In a previous message, "Gil Weber" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I then went into Yast2 (hardware) to load the driver. The closest one I
> > > could find was the GeForce FX 5200.
> > That's probably because the FX5500 is newer than YaST's hardware list.
> > You'll also see at the bottom a list of device ID numbers, which are codes
> > for the card rather than its consumer name. A web search should turn up
> > the right ID code for the 5500, which you can use in YaST.
> OK, but forgive my lack of knowledge. Where do I search? If I use Google
> what search terms will help me find this code for a 5500?
I don't know - try various things and see. One obvious option is to search
nvidia's site for technical details of the card. You could also try something
like 'GeForce FX5500 "device id"', but I've not tried it. You'd have to play
around a bit.
> Also, I can't see the list of device ID numbers in the Yast hardware list. I
> can't even see the list. Remember, I can't get into the configuration
> screens. SAX2 won't run.
I know - I was giving advice more for once you've got it working again :-)
> > If you look in /etc/X11/XF86Config, what driver is loaded (you'll see a
> > line something like 'driver = nv' or 'driver = nvidia', if memory serves).
> It says "nvidia."
OK. Once you've got sax2 working, don't install the nvidia driver until you're
sure everything is working properly with the nv driver. Only change one
variable at a time, as far as possible.
I'd also try downgrading your sax2 package to the one off the SUSE discs and
seeing whether that works - it's possible that an upgrade has broken it.
Sorry not to be of more help!
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