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    Default How to switch from Nouveau to NVidia drivers?

    Hi,

    After installing 11.3, I realised that my graphic driver is not working as desired. I have a Compaq CQ60-430SA laptop with an NVIDIA 8200M graphics card. Earlier with 11.2, I had some proprietary NVidia drivers and my graphics were smooth.
    However, I am not getting the same performance with Nouveau...

    As can be seen from the screen clipping below, the images especially in the preview mode and the icons look jarred (highlighted in red). I have no complains with the video but the images and icons do look shabby at times and therefore I want to switch over to the proprietary NVidia drivers.
    http://i34.tinypic.com/14v5q3a.jpg
    http://i33.tinypic.com/4qiva.jpg
    http://i37.tinypic.com/28s585v.jpg

    Can somebody please guide me with the switching process? I did read the documentation below, but could not understand the process...
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
    Should I directly jump to the proprietary graphics card installation step?
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE

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    Default Re: How to switch from Nouveau to NVidia drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by star_scream View Post
    Should I directly jump to the proprietary graphics card installation step?
    SDB:Configuring graphics cards - openSUSE
    Yes.

    Do not forget to blacklist nouveau in the 50-blacklist.conf file with root permissions:
    Code:
    echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
    and also don't forget to disable KMS by going to yast > System > /etc/sysconfig Editor > System > Kernel > NO_KMS_IN_INITRD and change it to "yes". This takes a minute or two to save once changed is submitted.

    You will need to restart afterward. Then procede to install the proprietary driver.

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    Default Re: How to switch from Nouveau to NVidia drivers?

    Hi oldcpu,

    Just followed your instructions... Installed the proprietary NVidia drivers and OpenSuse 11.3 now works like a charm...

    Thank you so much!!!

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    Default Re: How to switch from Nouveau to NVidia drivers?

    Addition:
    in my case (Opensuse 11.3) adding the nvidia repository was sufficient. The nvidia driver was choosen automatically. No blacklisting of the nouveau driver was necessary.
    "NO_KMS_IN_INITRD" was also changed automatically to "yes".

    Best wishes

    Michael

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    Default Re: How to switch from Nouveau to NVidia drivers?

    Quote Originally Posted by star_scream View Post
    Hi oldcpu,

    Just followed your instructions... Installed the proprietary NVidia drivers and OpenSuse 11.3 now works like a charm...
    Good news! Glad to read it works now.

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