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Hi, I recently reformatted my hard drive and decieded to triple boot Linux, solaris & windows as i was unable to in my previous set-up. But i have run into ...
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    Linux Newbie SL6-A1000's Avatar
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    Solaris NVIDIA Driver Problems


    Hi,
    I recently reformatted my hard drive and decieded to triple boot Linux, solaris & windows as i was unable to in my previous set-up. But i have run into one major problem.

    Oracle Solaris 11 has installed correctly and will boot into the graphical interface fine, but when i enable the nvidia driver, using the following:

    Code:
    sudo nvidia-xconfig
    reboot
    Solaris will no longer boot properly and instead goes into console after about a 10min wait. I found that it is the nvidia driver from trying to startx from console. The problem is i am unsure how to fix this problem as the driver is the NVIDIA driver that was pre-installed with Oracle Solaris 11.

    Thanks
    SL6-A1000

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    Have you tried installing the nvidia proprietary drivers instead of the Oracle-supplied ones? You can download them from the nvidia web site - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies | NVIDIA. I just checked and they have the Solaris x86 drivers there, and it is the latest/greatest one.
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