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    Default Driver for GeForce GFX 550 t on a 64-bit 11.4

    It seems to me that the default driver in the Nvidia repository does not support my card (GeForce GFX 550 ti). Does anyone have any recommendation on how to proceed?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Driver for GeForce GFX 550 t on a 64-bit 11.4

    If you mean GeForce FX 5500, you need to install x11-video-nvidiaG01 instead of x11-video-nvidiaG02.

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    Thanks, but unfortunately it is really a GTX 550 ti card.

    It seems to be supported by the 270.41.06 version of the driver (NVIDIA DRIVERS 270.41.06 Certified). The repository has an older version, 260.XX.XX I think

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    plesset wrote:

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    > It seems to me that the default driver in the Nvidia repository does not
    > support my card (GeForce GFX 550 ti). Does anyone have any
    > recommendation on how to proceed?

    I guess you mean the GeForce GTX (not GFX) 550 ti (this is what exists in
    the driver selection at nvidia.com).
    It shows 270.41.06 as valid driver version for it, of course I do not know
    if the current standard driver from the nvidia repository which has version
    260.19.44 supports it. I do not have this card.
    So in the worst case you have to install the 270.41.06 the "hard way" (which
    actually is not hard).

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    That's right. Don't install from repo in this case. You have to install/compile the latest driver yourself. There is a script by jdmcdaniel3 which can help: LNVHW - Load NVIDIA (driver the) Hard Way from runlevel 3

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    martin_helm wrote:

    > So in the worst case you have to install the 270.41.06 the "hard way"
    > (which actually is not hard).
    >

    Sorry I forgot to copy the link
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way

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    May I suggest we stop calling this method "the hard way"? Because every time someone refers to it, he adds "which actually is not hard" ... that actually sounds silly.

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    please try again wrote:

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    > May I suggest we stop calling this method "the hard way"? Because every
    > time someone refers to it, he adds "which actually is not hard" ... that
    > actually sounds silly.
    >

    Yes please, I know it sounds silly that I add "it is not hard". I have no
    good idea how to call it, may something like "the classical way" or so.

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    Default Re: Driver for GeForce GFX 550 t on a 64-bit 11.4

    On Fri, 29 Apr 2011 18:16:51 +0530, martin_helm
    <martin_helm@no-mx.forums.opensuse.org> wrote:

    > please try again wrote:
    >
    >>
    >> May I suggest we stop calling this method "the hard way"? Because every
    >> time someone refers to it, he adds "which actually is not hard" ... that
    >> actually sounds silly.
    >>

    > Yes please, I know it sounds silly that I add "it is not hard". I have no
    > good idea how to call it, may something like "the classical way" or so.
    >


    how about "the manual way," as opposed to automati, via the repos?


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    phanisvara wrote:
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    > how about "the manual way," as opposed to automati, via the repos?
    >
    >

    I simply added now a comment to the wiki page discussion
    http://en.opensuse.org/SDB_Talk:NVIDIA_the_hard_way
    and asked.

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