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Nejmann
07-May-2012, 22:46
Hi,

Completely new to SUSE but would really like to have it up and running on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop with a Nvidia Quadro FX 880M graphic card and accelerated driver.
I was under the impression that it was a 1-click affair but...
If I use the repository after registering and install the nvidia-gfx-G02-kmp-default driver etc. I just ends up with a black screen after restart.
If I try to manually install the driver from Nvidia website (install gee, make, kernel-devel, install .run and nvidia-xconfig) I also end up with a black screen.
What gives? Could really use some beginners help here! :confused:

Regards,
Nejmann

mikewillis
08-May-2012, 13:18
Both the methods of getting the Nvidia driver ought to work and FX 880M is on the list of cards supported by the current driver. If you open the file /usr/share/doc/packages/x11-video-nvidiaG02/html/supportedchips.html

$ firefox /usr/share/doc/packages/x11-video-nvidiaG02/html/supportedchips.html
you can check that it's on the list for the version of the driver you have installed.

Which version of SLED are you using? If you're not sure,

$ cat /etc/novell-release

The output of these commands might also be useful

$ rpm -qa | grep -i nvidia
$ uname -a
$ /sbin/lspci -nnk
$ grep Driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf

When posting the output of commands look for the # button in the toolbar which you can use to wrap the text in CODE tags. That improves readability.

Peter L
16-May-2012, 06:18
Nejmann wrote:
>
> Hi,
>
> Completely new to SUSE but would really like to have it up and running
> on my Lenovo ThinkPad W510 laptop with a Nvidia Quadro FX 880M graphic
> card and accelerated driver.
> I was under the impression that it was a 1-click affair but...
> If I use the repository after registering and install the
> nvidia-gfx-G02-kmp-default driver etc. I just ends up with a black
> screen after restart.
> If I try to manually install the driver from Nvidia website (install
> gee, make, kernel-devel, install .run and nvidia-xconfig) I also end up
> with a black screen.
> What gives? Could really use some beginners help here! :confused:
>
> Regards,
> Nejmann
>
>

I have a W510 and it works flawlessly with the nvidia driver.

One other thing to check is to make sure the nouveau driver is not also
loaded.

dmesg and xorg.org will tell