> > Well, why not start reading the accompanying README?
> > It's pretty self-explanatory IMHO, and most steps will
> > probably have been done already, if you installed a binary
> > RPM versin. Not that hard altogether, I'd say.
> Somehow, I find it annoying that you should jump to the assumption that I
> did not read the accompanying pdf file.
Well, now you managed to convince me you didn't read it -
as it is in plain text format, not PDF ;-)).
Quote:> You see, I installed the latest SuSE 8.1 which told me to go get the
> NVIDIA driver from nvidia's website.
> I got the two RPM's and installed them.
> Now the nVIDIA (vga) logo appears just before I log into X. This did not
> happen before, and I don't mind.
This is clear evidence the nvidia_drv.o _is_ being used.
> However, I still cannot 3D accelerate the card, since SuSE tells me to go
> use YOU to get the drivers.
> Even though I have a certain command of the English language used in the
> README stuff.
The 2960 release did include a German translation of the README,
but 3123 does not.
Quote:> SuSE 8.0 at least couldn't not figure this out
> either, since the correct soft links were not made and the installation
> hat do be hand crafted.
Ah yes, I didn't mention this: the recommended "SuSE way" after
installation of the 2 RPMs (or, after linking driver and kernel
module from "source" tarball) is:
- verify your 3D setup by the "3DDiag" script.
- execute the appropriate script to setup the symlinks, i.e.
"switch2nvidiaglx" in this case (as recommended by "3dDiag").
- maybe verify again w/"3DDiag", or e.g. "glxgears", "glxinfo".
- enjoy your HW 3D acceleration.
This time, this is fully covered in the printed SuSE manual(s).
RTFM is somewhat useful, sometimes... (SCNR).