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the nvidia repo isn't ready "i think"

 

keep getting network proxy dialog requesting root pass "disappears" after a few seconds on it's own.

 

dual booting with kubuntu, didn't install grub from suse "kubuntu grub loader has 8 or so selections for suse that are the same"

 

but overall, fast as lightning

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The nvidia repo is ready now though the drivers are not selected and installed automatically like they used to be.

 

Added now populated nvidia repo. I did "uname -r" to see that I was running the 3.1.0-1.2-desktop kernel. In Yast software, I searched for nvidia and selected x11-video-nvidiaG02. YaST automatically added nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop and nvidia-computeG02. I then accepted and rebooted and the nvidia driver was running ok. I did NOT do any blacklisting or adding nomodeset to menu.lst.

 

This worked this simply for my GTX 470 card but I suspect I'll need an xorg.conf for my GTX 430 like I always have. I have no idea why this same GTX 470 does only 8000fps in 12.1 when it does 20,000+ in 11.4.

 

[email protected]:~> uname -r
3.1.0-1.2-desktop
[email protected]:~> glxinfo | grep OpenGL
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce GTX 470/PCI/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 4.2.0 NVIDIA 285.05.09
OpenGL extensions:
[email protected]:~> glxgears

*** NOTE: Don't use glxgears as a benchmark.
    OpenGL implementations are not optimized for frame rates >> 60fps,
    thus these numbers are meaningless when compared between vendors.

47318 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9463.511 FPS
47596 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9519.126 FPS
47763 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9552.426 FPS
47445 frames in 5.0 seconds = 9488.926 FPS
XIO:  fatal IO error 11 (Resource temporarily unavailable) on X server ":0"
	  after 47 requests (47 known processed) with 0 events remaining.
[email protected]:~> glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: Yes
    GL_ARB_draw_indirect, GL_ARB_draw_elements_base_vertex,
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_direct_state_access,
[email protected]:~>
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NOTE: Don't use glxgears as a benchmark.

OpenGL implementations are not optimized for frame rates >> 60fps,

thus these numbers are meaningless when compared between vendors.

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these numbers are meaningless!

 

glxgears is pretty much meaningless beyond 60fps, so the numbers mean absolutely nothing at all and are not a accurate measurement.

 

Use a real benchmark if you want to test your video cards performance, glxgears is not a benchmark, and to be honest they should have removed it years ago.

 

I am not even a fan of so called "real benchmarks" because they are synthetic and do not reflect real world performance.

 

The only accurate way to measure such things is to measure fps, or rendering capability in the application or game you use.

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The nvidia repo is ready now though the drivers are not selected and installed automatically like they used to be.

 

Added now populated nvidia repo. I did "uname -r" to see that I was running the 3.1.0-1.2-desktop kernel. In Yast software, I searched for nvidia and selected x11-video-nvidiaG02. YaST automatically added nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop and nvidia-computeG02. I then accepted and rebooted and the nvidia driver was running ok.

 

john that provides the 32bit version.

 

anyway, for folks that want nvidia's driver, just do

 

zypper dup

in terminal, but be sure all your needed repos are selected!

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What provides the 32 bit version? :huh:

 

There is certainly no need to to do zypper dup just to install nvidia drivers.

 

Johns description was spot on whether using 32 or 64 bit version.

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duane, open a terminal in kubuntu, and run:

 

sudo update-grub

just did it

 

[sudo] password for duane:
Generating grub.cfg ...
Found linux image: /boot/vmlinuz-3.0.0-12-generic
Found initrd image: /boot/initrd.img-3.0.0-12-generic
Found memtest86+ image: /boot/memtest86+.bin
Found openSUSE 12.1 (x86_64) on /dev/sda3
done
ddev:~$

the thing is, updating grub from kubuntu was the first thing i did, in order for opensuse to show in the boot menu.

 

i will see if updating grub a second time does anything, thanks :)

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