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    Default nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    I'm using openSUSE RC2, how so I install the nvidia drivers form Geforce FX card. Also where can I download codecs w32codecs and Macromedia Flash. I have looked around but I'm stumped.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Default Re: nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    I hope you didn't get in over your head as installing flash should be done with the first update.
    11.2 isn't quite ready for normal use yet (it will be in 2 weeks) and if you're not familiar with openSUSE yet it would be recommended to install 11.1 instead of 11.2 which makes things like getting the NVidia driver installed a lot easier.

    Anyhow, assuming you got a good reason to use 11.2 go to YaST Software Management and go to the menu option Configuration > Repositories
    In the new window click "add", select the radiobutton for "Community repositories" and hit next.
    Mark the checkbox next to Packman and hit Ok (in the overview window hit Ok as well).

    Now that packman has been added search for 'smplayer' (it will play nearly anything including windows files) and mark it for install, after that click the menu option Package > All Packages > Update if newer version is available.
    For full audio format support (mp3 etc) for all programs you may also wish to install "gstreamer-0_10-plugins-ugly" and "gstreamer-0_10-plugins-bad".

    For the NVidia drivers you need to install, gcc, make, kernel-syms and I think kernel-source.. but not sure if it's still required.
    After those are installed head over to the NVidia site, download the driver you need and don't forget where you saved it.
    Hit ctrl+backspace twice to end up on the login screen, on the bottomright click the second option and click "Console login" or something like that.
    Obtain root rights with the "su" command. Then navigate to the folder where you stored your driver (cd .. gets you folder up, cd [dirname] gets you into the directory, ls gets you an overview of the current dir and pressing tab after partially typing a file or directory name will autocomplete it)

    Once in the folder with the NVidia driver (a .sh file) run with sh NVI[hit tab for auto completion] -q, that should run the installer, after it's done type in "nvidia xconfig" and once thats done type in "reboot" and once rebooted you should have the NVidia driver working.

    Nearly forgot, if you update the kernel then the next reboot you will not have a working GUI and need to reinstall the NVidia drivers.. so if you're not really comfortable with the commandline I wouldn't install them tbh

    [edit] Errrr thought this was in the Beta versions part of the forum, sorry

    All you should need to do for the driver is the same steps as for the packman repository, but then pick the nvidia repository, then force an all packages update again. If it doesn't select a NVidia driver for you then search for 'nvidia' and install the right driver.. this doesn't leave you GUI-less with a kernel-update like the manual way does)

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    Default Re: nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    Quote Originally Posted by chrispche View Post
    I'm using openSUSE RC2, how so I install the nvidia drivers form Geforce FX card. Also where can I download codecs w32codecs and Macromedia Flash. I have looked around but I'm stumped.

    Thanks in advance.
    Nvidia - NVIDIA/The hard way - openSUSE

    Flash - Adobe - Adobe Flash Player (You want .rpm)

    Codecs that I know of:

    win32codec-all
    ffmpeg
    k3B-codecs

    You may need to add the Packman repo
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    Default Re: nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    As stated by Axeia 11.2 RC2 is not really ready yet. Installing the nvidia drivers is simpler tho.

    Open a konsole
    Code:
    su
    (enter root password)
    init 3
    Login, enter su and your root password
    Go to the folder where you downloaded your drivers to and start them as previously mentioned
    Code:
    sh [name of your nvidia file including .run and it's case sensitive] -q
    After the install has, hopefully completed successfully type
    Code:
    init 5
    to get back to KDE with the drivers running
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    Default Re: nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    Oh you're using RC2 after all, skip the part after the '[edit]' in my post then.

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    Default Re: nVidia, Codecs and all that stuff.

    Posted by Axeia
    Once in the folder with the NVidia driver (a .sh file) run with sh NVI[hit tab for auto completion] -q, that should run the installer, after it's done type in "nvidia xconfig" and once thats done type in "reboot" and once rebooted you should have the NVidia driver working.
    Actually, the "nvidia-xconfig" is no longer required, as this will create an xorg.conf file which isn't required. All that's needed is:

    Code:
    modprobe nvidia
    to load the nvidia module before booting into the gui.

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