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    Default How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Hi guys, I'm just coming from Ubuntu(don't hate me) and realized that there are no Nvidia drivers in the repos. I had trouble even getting the repos to respond on the live cd or after installation; is opensuse having network problems? I changed the repositories to the GA tech libraries because they are closer and now they work, However I can't get any Nvidia drivers to install. Now, I'm not a super linux guru that can fly around linux like super man, but I'm also not a newbie to linux. Or at least I think I'm not.

    I need to get Nvidia drivers installed...what is the easiest way to do that, considering the "http://downloads.nvidia.com" repo doesn't seem to want to connect either. I don't know what the deal is, but Internet is rather clumsy with opensuse or with KDE, I'm not sure yet. I'm using 11.2 by the way and:

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Quote Originally Posted by pepsifx357
    Hi guys, I'm just coming from Ubuntu(don't hate me) and realized that
    there are no Nvidia drivers in the repos. I had trouble even getting
    the repos to respond on the live cd or after installation; is opensuse
    having network problems? I changed the repositories to the GA tech
    libraries because they are closer and now they work, However I can't get
    any Nvidia drivers to install. Now, I'm not a super linux guru that can
    fly around linux like super man, but I'm also not a newbie to linux. Or
    at least I think I'm not.

    I need to get Nvidia drivers installed...what is the easiest way to do
    that, considering the "http://downloads.nvidia.com" repo doesn't seem to
    want to connect either. I don't know what the deal is, but Internet is
    rather clumsy with opensuse or with KDE, I'm not sure yet. I'm using
    11.2 by the way and:

    Linux linux-yele 2.6.31.12-0.2-default #1 SMP 2010-03-16 21:25:39 +0100
    i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux

    Hi
    Download your driver from here;
    http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...x86-256.35.run

    Then install the stuff to build it via a console (terminal) session;
    Code:
    sudo zypper in make gcc kernel-source kernel-syms linux-kernel-headers
    Now once you have done that you need logout and to drop to runlevel 3
    by pressing ctrl+alt+F1, then at the console login, login as root and
    run;
    Code:
    cd <to where you downloaded the run file>
    sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-256.35.run -qa
    sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
    init 5 && exit
    You need to configure your monitor etc in sax2 etc and after the -m
    it's a zero not an O.

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Thanks, I was missing the part where you run level 3, and the zypper command. I wasn't sure how to install stuff via console. I kept using yum or yast install. lol

    So there's no Nvidia console to mess with settings?

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    In kde
    Menu - Applications - Configuration -

    Or in a su - terminal

    Code:
    nvidia-settings
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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    One click from the web is the bomb. NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE Kernel updates are painless this way.

    However, Nvidia is a few releases ahead of the repo. Why isn't the Nvidia repo being updated with the lastest? It has been some time now.

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926
    In kde
    Menu - Applications - Configuration -

    Or in a su - terminal


    Code:
    --------------------
    nvidia-settings
    --------------------

    Also if you want to overclock (AT YOUR OWN RISK!!!), you need to
    manually edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and add in the Section
    "Device";
    Code:
    Option       "Coolbits" "1"
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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Quote Originally Posted by etch View Post
    One click from the web is the bomb. NVIDIA drivers - openSUSE Kernel updates are painless this way.

    However, Nvidia is a few releases ahead of the repo. Why isn't the Nvidia repo being updated with the lastest? It has been some time now.
    Why is it, that every site i have tried with OpenSuse in the name, cannot be reached? I tried that one click method and it could not resolve the host. The same thing happened with the stock repository when I installed OpenSuse. I had to manually change all of the repositories to the one at a college near me. What is the deal with that, a bug or something?

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    pepsifx357 wrote:
    > Why is it, that every site i have tried with OpenSuse in the name,
    > cannot be reached? I tried that one click method and it could not
    > resolve the host. The same thing happened with the stock repository
    > when I installed OpenSuse. I had to manually change all of the
    > repositories to the one at a college near me. What is the deal with
    > that, a bug or something?



    sounds like a DNS problem..
    or, maybe you are on a campus with a proxy blocking something??

    any case, you should post that problem into the networking forum as it
    is not a hardware question..

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Sorry the one-click didn't work for you.

    I am still wondering why the Nvidia repo is 2 or 3 releases behind the Nvidia ftp site.????

    Who keeps the repo up to date, Nvidia or Suse?

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: How are you supposed to enable nvidia graphics?

    Quote Originally Posted by etch View Post
    I am still wondering why the Nvidia repo is 2 or 3 releases behind the Nvidia ftp site.????

    Who keeps the repo up to date, Nvidia or Suse?
    I read a post once saying it was nVidia and not openSUSE. I can't find that reference.

    I always install 'the hardway' which is not hard, and hence one does not have to wait for someone to package an rpm.

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