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03-20-2005, 12:41 PM
need some help here...does anyone know where i could find quadro 4 750xgl driver for suse 9.2
i checked nvidia.com but i didnt find much updated support for the quadro4 card and the ones that i did find are out of date...in other words they support older versions of suse
03-21-2005, 10:52 AM
From memory Nvidia provides a unified driver.... Which means that all NVidia cards are supported by the same driver....
You have two options if Nvidia does not supply drivers for you distro... Compile them yourself or find somebody who has done this and packaged them.
The second option is a lot easier my two suggestions are 1) head over to http://www.pclinuxonline.com and check out the lists 3rd party packages for suse Look at the links on the left hand margin of the main page it will be a fair way down. After that you might try rpmfind.net, Talk to Suse or try a web search for something like "suse +9.2 +rpm +nvidia"...
If all this turns out to be fruitless all is not lost you can still build nvidia drivers for your system.
You need to get the latest generic drivers from the nvidia site. This package includes files that will have to be compiled for your specific kernel. You will need at least a working c compiler (gcc) and the kernel headers installed to do this. there might be other things that you need this and instructions on how to build should be included with the driver.
Nvidia's drivers should be the latest available (officially, non-beta). There should be packages for SuSE on the site.
03-21-2005, 05:09 PM
Your 750 is supported as listed in the Readme.txt
03-21-2005, 06:43 PM
gee thanks alot for the help, i will download the files and install it.
03-21-2005, 10:14 PM
IIRC, you should just be able to go into the Yast Online Uptater and download/install the drivers from there. The configurations should be automatically updated in SaX2, so you can even use the graphical configuration frontend with the drivers and not have to manually edit anything in /etc/X11/XF86Config.
1: Run Yast
2: Run Online Update
3: Continute to your update sofftware list.
4: Near the bottom of the list should be the Download and Install nVidia Drivers option. Check that.
5: Once download is finished, go to the hardware menu and run the Graphics Card and Monitor app
6: Configure your display information in there
And like has been mentioned, the drivers are unified, so you should have no problems using your card with 3D acceleration enabled.
03-22-2005, 06:56 PM
i havent tried to go online with suse since i installled it, but the problem with that is that my modem driver isnt listed in the hardware list on novells site. my isp is through the telephone company so i will have to try and figure out how i am going to get online with suse. i will try it out when i get home to see what happens.
this is off topic from my post but i will ask.......how do u set the alt key in suse so that when you use maya it dosent move the whole maya window....my friend showed me how to do it with red hat which is what we have on a dual boot system at school....but when i check in suse under the system settings there isnt anything that says keyboard
03-22-2005, 07:07 PM
This is a KDE option. Go to your K menu and go into the control center.
Go to the desktop section and select Window Behavior
Go into the Actions tab.
Change the modifier key from Alt to Meta. Also, because Meta is mapped to Num-Lock, you might want to change the next 3 drop down menus to "Nothing".
Just as a side note, if you were using Gnome under SuSE, then the "alt key configuration" would be very similar to the Redhat method, since redhat uses Gnome as well..
Remember a GUI specific function under linux is tied more or less to the specific Desktop Environment/Window Manager than it is to the actual distribution. Most linux distributions are fairly similar to eachother, with only minor differences in where configuration files are stored, or some "special software" that comes standard on a particular distribution and not on others, though, it could be installed on any linux distro, in most cases. Each distro is really just a collection of software that the maker decided was needed for a good OS. Any linux install can have this software.
Look at Gnome for example, it is practically the same on Gentoo, Redhat, Fedora, or whatever else. Even though each of these distros is diff from the next.
03-23-2005, 04:18 AM
thanks for the help :thumbsup:
03-23-2005, 04:18 AM
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