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    Default help installing nvidia gtx 285 drivers

    Hey guys,

    just made the switch after using ubuntu a bit. I downloaded the latest 64bit nvidia gtx285 linux drivers for my i7 rig off the nvidia site. I am absolutely clueless as how to install the drivers even after using google. Can anyone tell me how to do this using terminal or whatever? I literally just installed Suse!

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    Default Re: help installing nvidia gtx 285 drivers

    Alright so here is how to install the nvidia driver manually, in case the one in the repo doesn't work or u just want to use the latest.

    Go to Yast>Software>Software Management

    Search for and install if you don't have these:

    make
    gcc
    kernel-source

    Now download the latest Nvidia driver:

    Place the file in your /home/username

    Now restart and at the boot screen, pause the boot by moving the down button, then move back up and clear any text in the boot arguments by holding backspace. Then just type the number: 3
    At the login

    Type "root" then enter and then your root password and press enter.

    now type
    cd /home/username

    *Now remember you can use the {TAB} key to auto complete

    so type:
    sh NVIDIA{TAB}
    and the whole file name should auto complete

    eg: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-185.18.36-pkg1.run

    Follow the installer and let it compile the kernel module for you.
    Say Yes to everything
    Use TAB to move around
    reboot
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    Default Re: help installing nvidia gtx 285 drivers

    You might need NVIDIA's latest beta driver:

    ftp://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Li...90.32-pkg2.run

    and follow Carl's instructions added with this one to configure the X-server to use the driver:

    su -c 'sax2 -r -m0=nvidia'
    where after the -m it reads a zero.
    Click Change Configuration, check settings, save and exit. The card might still show up as a Framebuffer Device, but that's not to worry about.
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    Default Re: help installing nvidia gtx 285 drivers

    no need for the beta version 185.18.36 works fine. you should get about 30000 fps from these drivers

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