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    Angry Nvidia driver


    the one click install won't work
    this is the error (The requested operation could not be completed
    Connection to Server Refused)
    and the other two methods and the "problems with one click install" page might as well be written in a 100 year old Chinese dialect that only one man could speak when it was popular.

    helppppppppppp
    I don't know what a repository and yast are and I sure as hell don't know how to use them let alone figure out how to get my kernel version.

    I feel like I've never used a computer before.

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver

    Quote Originally Posted by Saif-m View Post

    the one click install won't work
    this is the error (The requested operation could not be completed
    Connection to Server Refused)
    and the other two methods and the "problems with one click install" page might as well be written in a 100 year old Chinese dialect that only one man could speak when it was popular.

    helppppppppppp
    I don't know what a repository and yast are and I sure as hell don't know how to use them let alone figure out how to get my kernel version.

    I feel like I've never used a computer before.
    Let's start with the basics:

    A repository is a collection of software packages. On some repository somewhere on the internet there is a package containing your driver.

    Yast is basically a configuration program. It's a little bit like the configuration manager in MS windows but then a lot more versatile. Yast contains a tool called a software manager which ,as you might guess, manages software. This manager first needs the URL's of some repositories where it can find software packages. You can then use the software manager to install packages from these repositories.

    You can add repositories with the Yast "software repositories" tool. Press the add button in the software repositories window and then select community repositories in the bullet-list. These are popular repositories. One of these is the NVIDIA repository. Select the repositories you want and then click ok. After doing this you can open the software manager which will help you search and install the packages you need. By the way, some repositories are already installed.

    One-click install basically automates this process for a certain piece of software. "Connection to Server Refused" is a networking issue. Either the sever is temporarily down and thus the problem will resolve itself or the server doesn't exist in which case you might have a deprecated one-click-installer or the wrong one for your version of opensuse. I can't say without more information.

    You can keep trying with the one-click-install or install the driver package manually. I don't know which one you need but i'm sure someone can point you to the right one.

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver

    You can keep trying with the one-click-install or install the driver package manually. I don't know which one you need but i'm sure someone can point you to the right one. This depends on your kernel version, which you can get with the command "uname -r" (enter it in the terminal program), and your graphics card type. Probably it's the package nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-default but you might want to search for "nvidia" and read the summaries of the found packages.

    After installing the right package you will need to restart the computer and you might even have to run sax2 but first try to install the right package .

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