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    Default nvidia drivers 11.3

    Can someone post the url to the nividia drivers for 11.3. They are not yet in the community repos.

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    I'm not sure that the official Nvidia drivers are ready. However, I searched and found an Nvidia driver "nvidia-gfxG02" under Get Software.

    It supports the newer cards GeForce 6x and higher. My card is an GeForce 8600 GTS. BTW I didn't have to blacklist the nouveau driver before installing the rpm.

    Add the following link to Yast Software Repositories:

    Index of /repositories/home:/Yareg/openSUSE_11.3


    Cheers!

    Romanator
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    ASUS P5Q | Intel Quad 6600 @3.02 GHz | 8GB G.SKILL RAM | Nvidia GeForce 8600 GTS

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Thanks, that worked! Ill use this until they get the official nvidia repo up.

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Just make sure you have backed up your old xorg.conf file from your previous install. The new nvidia drivers don't work too well at creating a working xorg.conf.
    You can also use the 'hard way' install as detaield in the how-tos and download the drivers from nvidia's site.
    Make sure you run the install in a run level 3 terminal.

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Just for information: To enable 3D acceleration you have to edit your /etc/X11/xorg.conf. Add the option "direct rendering" "yes", i.e.:

    Section "Device"
    BoardName "GeForce 8200"
    Driver "nvidia"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    VendorName "NVIDIA"
    Option "direct rendering" "yes"
    EndSection

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Thanks for pointing me to Yareg's repo's, works a treat!
    openSUSE 13.1 (x86_64) KDE 4.11.5
    Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H - AMD(R) DUAL CORE 270 @ 3.40GHz
    nVidia Geforce GTX280 - 8GB DDR2 800MHz RAM

    https://linuxcounter.net/user/482859.html

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    I've tried this driver and it sorta works

    I can open up the nvidia-settings program, usually when I've not had a properly working nvidia driver in the past when opening this I've got a message saying I'm not using the nvidia driver

    The problem being I only get two resolution choices: 640x480 and 320x240

    If I rename the created xorg.conf to something else to trying forcing auto-detection of the card it gets a little better, in nvidia-settings I then get some higher resolutions ... up to a whopping 1024x768

    It's a 32bit system and the card is a GeForce GTS250, on 11.2 I could use resolutions up to 1680x1050

    Any ideas what I need to do so I can use higher resolutions?

    Incidentally I get exactly the same behaviour if I do a 'hard way' driver install from the binary

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Romanator View Post
    Add the following link to Yast Software Repositories:

    Index of /repositories/home:/Yareg/openSUSE_11.3


    Cheers!

    Romanator
    That worked well here. I just added 'nomodeset' to kernel line in menu.lst and installed it 'the hard way' as normal and rebooted. I have saved 'xorg.conf' from previous install as well as current 11.3 install in a secure location.
    Thanks,
    Dwight Paige

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by jaybott View Post
    Thanks, that worked! Ill use this until they get the official nvidia repo up.
    yes, me too, thanks! just can't get compositing back, was all fine in 11.2

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    Default Re: nvidia drivers 11.3

    Quote Originally Posted by dich View Post
    yes, me too, thanks! just can't get compositing back, was all fine in 11.2
    For compositing you have to enable 3D acceleration. See my posting in this thread.

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