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Sir Eat Alot
Dear All,

Ok I am rtying to install my old copy of SuSE Linux 8.0 Professional and am coming across a problem straight away. The problem is that I have a GeForce Ti4600 and when I try using YAST the screen rolls at a very high rate making it impossible for me to do anything. Is there anything I can do to stop this from happening ?

Sir Eat Alot

first download the nvidia driver from www.nvidia.comf for linux from here
to /home

once there do a chmod 755 (so we 'root' can execute it)

next your monitor brand+model specifications, write down to a paper the horizontal refresh rate of your monitor at the desired resolution (1024x768 if it's a 17'inch) and the vertical refresh rate values ( it will be in a format like xx-xx hz yy-yy hz

next open up a console and
cd /etc/X11

if you have midnight commander installed type mc , otherwise use vi

type vi XF86Config
and search for the section monitor enter your monitor resolution and save it (to insert stuff in vi press I , to save press esc then type :w and enter , to quit from it type :q press enter)
once modified the monitor section exit...

now let's see if you have the kernel source installed
type rpm -q kernel-source
it should report something ....
type uname -r

the kernel number provided by uname -r must be exactly the same as kernel-source number

now cd /usr/src/linux-version-number (the one uname -r reports)
vi Makefile
and remove the custom at the end of the version number if present.

cd /etc
vi inittab
and change the number from 5 to 3 (its a line that has a id:: something in it , right at the beggining of the file)
type reboot

then cd /home
type ./
follow the steps

cd /etc/X11/
vi XF86Config
and look for a section display driver

and change nv or vga to nvidia (it's driver = something)
add to the same section
Option "NvAGP" "1"
Option "NoLogo" "1"
save it
cd /etc/
vi inittab
change it back to 5

Robert B
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