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Nvidia Display Driver for SUSE Linux - ThinkPad R61, T61

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Video Driver for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

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README for Video Driver for NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M
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Linux (Red Hat / SUSE)
100.14.29
2/8/2008
This package installs the software (display driver) to enable the following video chips on the system board.

- NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M

The following systems are supported:
- ThinkPad R61
- ThinkPad T61

Note:

- Refer to marketing materials to find out what ThinkPad models support which video chips.
- If this package has been installed, updating (overwrite-installing) this package will fix problems, add new functions, or expand functions as noted below.
- This program is language independent and can be used with any language system.
Additional information
Contents
Summary of changes
Installation instructions
Determining which version is installed

 

Summary of changes

Version 100.14.29

  • (Fix) Intermittent Suspend to Disk takes a long time

Version 100.14.27

  • (Fix) Cannot Disable Thermal Monitor timers in Nvidia Xserver set

Version 100.14.26

  • (New) Initial release
Installation instructions

Notes:

-You need to install Kernel development (Kernel Source code) and C/C++ Compiler before installing the Video driver. (See how to install Kernel Source and C/C++ Compilers)

-Preloaded systems come with RPM installed nvidia driver; this should be uninstalled first before installing <nvidia>.run driver. (See how to uninstall nvidia RPM driver)

  1. Start SUSE Linux.
  2. In a terminal window, use the su (switch user) command to obtain root privileges.
  3. Copy l7kv07us.run file to the hard drive, for example, /home/drivers directory.
  4. Type init 3 to run in console without the X server.
  5. Change directory to the location where you saved the file.
  6. Type sh l7kv07us.run to install the driver.
  7. Type nvidia-xconfig
  8. Type init 6 to reboot

How to Silent Install the Driver:

1. At runlevel 3 run sh ./l7kv07us.run -s -X

  • Note:
    • -s = silent installation
    • -X = configures xorg.conf to use nvidia driver
Uninstall

Uninstall <nvidia>.run

  1. Start SUSE Linux
  2. In a terminal window, use the su (switch user) command to obtain root privileges.
  3. Type nvidia-installer --uninstall
  4. Type sax2 -r
  5. Go to Computer > Shutdown, and select Restart Computer.

Uninstall nvidia RPM package:

  1. Start SUSE Linux
  2. In a terminal window, use the su (switch user) command to obtain root privileges.
  3. See what RPM package is installed.
    • -Two rpm packages should be uninstalled:
      • X11-video-nvidiaG01-lenovo-xx
      • nvidia-gfxG01-lenovo-kmp-smp-xx_yy
    • Note:
      • xx = refers to the driver version
      • yy = refers to the kernel version
  4. Run rpm -e <x11-video-nvidiag01-lenovo-xx> <nvidia-gfxg01-lenovo-kmp-smp-xx_yy>
Determining which version is installed

In a terminal window, type nvidia-settings -q NvidiaDriverVersion to display the current version of nvidia driver installed in the system

*Determining if 3D is enabled:

In a terminal window, type nvidia-settings -g | grep OpenGL and confirm OpenGL vendor string indicates Nvidia Corporation.

Example:

  • OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
  • OpenGL renderer string: Quadro NVS 140M/PCI/SSE2
  • OpenGL version string: 2.1.1 NVIDIA 100.14.27

  • Alias ID: MIGR-69135
  • Document ID:DS002689
  • Last Updated :6/18/2014 8:22:43 PM
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