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    Default Nvidia Drivers

    I am new to SuSE. I came from Ubuntu and Mint to try something more advanced and less simplified so I could actually learn more about Linux instead of being hampered by everything being so "dumbed down". Not putting them down or anything, I still love them.

    Anyway, I am used to a window always popping up saying "would you like to enable the nvidia drivers" in Ubuntu/Mint. This does not happen in OpenSUSE. Do I need to download them manually or am I just missing something?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Nvidia Drivers

    On Wed, 13 Jan 2010 22:46:01 +0000, newfie2 wrote:

    > I am new to SuSE. I came from Ubuntu and Mint to try something more
    > advanced and less simplified so I could actually learn more about Linux
    > instead of being hampered by everything being so "dumbed down". Not
    > putting them down or anything, I still love them.
    >
    > Anyway, I am used to a window always popping up saying "would you like
    > to enable the nvidia drivers" in Ubuntu/Mint. This does not happen in
    > OpenSUSE. Do I need to download them manually or am I just missing
    > something?
    >
    > Thanks!


    What version of openSUSE are you running?

    With 11.2, what I did was launch YaST and select "Software Repositories"
    - add a repo and select "Community Repositories" - select the nVidia
    repository. Then launch the software management tool from YaST and the
    nVidia drivers should automatically be selected.

    Jim



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    Default Re: Nvidia Drivers

    No , only the current supported drivers are loaded from community.
    This is problem I had with old circa 200 nVidia Geforce 2 MX/MMX.

    I could not get to legacy directory of nVidia site inside YaST either by community or by trying to add nVIdia site inself , because after accepting 'licence' it did not return to download page.

    This I changed video card to ATI (circa 2000) and solved problem.
    Regards
    Eionmac
    openSUSE LEAP 15.1 , Windows 10 ; Various old computers dual boot and Live Linux distros

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    Default Re: Nvidia Drivers

    You must install legacy driver from the NVIDIA web site.

    This means doing what they call a hard install (it is not that hard) You do need to install the kernel-source and the gcc compiler. The instructions are on the site. Note since you manually install if there is a kernel update you need reinstall by hand again. You normally will land in a terminal after a reboot after a kernel update if you installed the driver by hand. So keep the downloaded install program and be sure you know where it is.

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    Default Re: Nvidia Drivers

    If you haven't yet - go read the permanent "How-To" posts on this forum. They have some extremely excellent links to video 'how-to's' and other resources. HIGHLY recommended.

    "Good judgment comes from experience, and a lot of that comes from bad judgment." - Will Rogers

    Learn from the mistakes of others. You cant live long enough to make them all yourself. - Eleanor Roosevelt

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    Default Re: Nvidia Drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by newfie2 View Post
    I am new to SuSE. I came from Ubuntu and Mint to try something more advanced and less simplified so I could actually learn more about Linux instead of being hampered by everything being so "dumbed down". Not putting them down or anything, I still love them.

    Anyway, I am used to a window always popping up saying "would you like to enable the nvidia drivers" in Ubuntu/Mint. This does not happen in OpenSUSE. Do I need to download them manually or am I just missing something?

    Thanks!
    Here is a link to the Opensuse Nvidia HowTo.

    Please note that to my knowledge, Nvidia has not updated their drivers to the latest kernel (as of this morning), so you may have to do "The Hard Way" install method if the one-click-install doesn't work...

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