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Blank screen using Nvidia drivers, nv driver works fine

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http://forums.opensuse.org – Hello all, I have just installed OpenSUSE 11.2 on an Intel DQ35JO motherboard and XFX 9500GT 512MB video card. After installation the desktop looked fine on the Sony LCD TV I have connected to the 9500GT via a DVI to HDMI cable. After the first reboot after installation I added the Nvidia repository via the add community repository function in the software sources option in YaST2. I then proceeded to install the Nvidia G02 drivers and the nvidia-settings package. At this point after a reboot I would get a blank screen. Hitting ctrl-alt-F1/F2/F3/F4/F5/F6 has no effect, I could not get any of the virtual consoles to appear. I had to SSH into the box and reboot into runlevel 3. Once I had rebooted into runlevel 3 I logged in as root and executed "sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia" and got an error message that the configuration server could not be started. I tried executing "sax2 -r -m 0=vesa" and received the same error: Code: xc: sorry could not start configuration server xc: for details refer to the log file     /var/log/SaX.log xc: abort... The relevant part of /var/log/SaX.log seems to be: Code:         (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Dec 10 14:48:14 2009         (++) Using config file: "/tmp/sax2-4320/xorg.conf"         Parse error on line 104 of section Device in file /tmp/sax2-4320/xorg.conf         This section must have an Identifier line.         (EE) Problem parsing the config file         (EE) Error parsing the config file         Fatal server error:         no screens found         Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support         at http://wiki.x.org         for help.         Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. Line 104 of /tmp/sax2-4320/xorg.conf is: Code: Section "Device"   Driver      "nvidia" EndSection (It's actually the line with "EndSection" in it. /var/log/Xorg.0.log contains the same error at the end of the file: Code: (==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Thu Dec 10 14:48:14 2009 (++) Using config file: "/tmp/sax2-4320/xorg.conf" Parse error on line 104 of section Device in file /tmp/sax2-4320/xorg.conf         This section must have an Identifier line. (EE) Problem parsing the config file (EE) Error parsing the config file Fatal server error: no screens found Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support         at http://wiki.x.org  for help. Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information. (WW) xf86CloseConsole: KDSETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor (WW) xf86CloseConsole: VT_GETMODE failed: Bad file descriptor Even executing "sax2 -r -m 0=nv" produces the same error. If I execute "modprobe nvidia" and then "sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia" the PC locks up hard. The CPU fan spins up to full speed and I can no longer ping or SSH into the box. However, if I reboot into runlevel 3 and remove the Nvidia drivers via yast2 and reboot then I can get back into the desktop. I've done lots of googling and all the posts I've found seem to indicate that all I need to do is install the Nvidia drivers and run sax2. It doesn't seem to work for me though. Do any of you have any suggestions that I could try? Thanks, Higgers. (Distributions)