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    How to install the nVidia drivers with the Repository

    This is a step by step account of my recent install of 11.3 _64 with a GeForce 9600GT

    * I have used this same method with 11.4 ( http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/ )


    • Install openSUSE 11.3 and boot to the desktop
    • Edit /boot/grub/menu.lst and add nomodeset to the boot arguments in the default boot.
    • In Yast > System > etc/Sysconfig editor go to System > Kernel > NO_KMS_IN_INTRID and change the default no to yes
    • Add the nVidia repo for 11.3: http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.3/
    • Now open Yast > Software > Software Management and you will find the driver is automatically added to install - Accept the install
    • Reboot

    That's it. It just works. Really easy.

    Illustrations for your assistance:

    Boot edit Pic1

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    Kernel edit Pic1

    Kernel edit Pic2


    Other Ref's:
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE

    openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users
    Last edited by caf4926; 13-Mar-2011 at 21:32. Reason: 11.4 info
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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Is this for the propaitary or nouveau drivers?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ns89 View Post
    Is this for the propaitary or nouveau drivers?
    For NVIDIA proprietary drivers.

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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by k0b3bryant View Post
    For NVIDIA proprietary drivers.
    I figured, just making sure.
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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Quote Originally Posted by k0b3bryant View Post
    For NVIDIA proprietary drivers.
    The repo should tell you that.
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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    I'm getting this error
    Download (curl) error for 'http://nvidia/http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.3/repo/repoindex.xml':
    Error code: Connection failed
    Error message: Couldn't resolve host 'nvidia'

    how do I get the repo added?

    there must be a better way to install nvidia, seems there's always something that goes wrong.

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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    become su in a terminal and try this:

    Code:
    zypper ar -f http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.3/ nvidia
    copy and paste this carefully with your mouse to the terminal

    then

    Code:
    zypper ref
    accept the key

    Now close the terminal and open Software Management
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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Thank you, looks like it worked.

    Now where is the Scale effect? It's the one that when I mouse up to a corner all the windows lay out to see.

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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Do you mean in kde?
    Present windows?

    Just configure via desktop effect in the system settings
    You will need to setup the screen edge too
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    Default Re: nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 - Guide

    Yes, I think I found it, but in opensuse its set as ctrl+F10 and that does the same.

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