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    Default Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Hello all I am starting out with SUSE 12.2 and I have been doing some reading. I am trying to get the proper Nvidia drivers installed on SUSE version 12.2. I notice in the repositories that (libdrm-nouveau1),(xf86-video-nv),(xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau) are ticked. I would like to install the latest best Nvidia drivers for the GEforce 6600 graphics card.I am running the Gnome desktop version 3.4 I believe. Should I be looking at Nvidia the hard way? I have run zypper refresh and zypper update.

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    Default Re: Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Hi welcome here,

    First: running latest beta driver for a 6* series card is useless. The default, from the repos should do fine. The betas just have fixes and additions for the latest cards. In fact, yours already is quite old, I'd be surprised if NVIDIA stil develops for it.
    Second: mind, it's openSUSE, not SUSE (if I don't post this, someone else will). SUSE is the commercial version, formerly owned by Novell, now acting as an independent division of the Attachmate Group.
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    Default Re: Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Thank you for your quick response to my question. OpenSUSE it is.

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    Default Re: Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_world10 View Post
    Thank you for your quick response to my question. OpenSUSE it is.
    nonono, openSUSE. No extra capitalization needed.
    What happens if you enable the NVIDIA repo through the repo manager in Yast? Click Add - Repositories maintained by ... - check the NVIDIA repo. Trust the key when prompted for, then start the software manager. If your system is OK, the proper driver packages should be autoselected for you.
    But, mind, openSUSE 12.3 is being released today/tomorrow .....
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    Default Re: Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Ok so I don't have the Nvidia repo added yet to the repo's in Yast yet but I did install the media codecs and used mmcheck to verify things. I tried to do the 1 click Nvidia driver install on the full Gnome version of openSUSE and it broke somewhere. It left me at the login prompt. So with this install Gnome only I wanted to know the best way to enable possibly 3d Nvidia drivers. openSUSE I think I got that part right now. I am a bit of a refugee I am not used to yast or .rpm . Thank you for your help. The only repo I have added to 12.2 was packman so far.

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    Default Re: Setup Nvidia Geforce 6600 in SUSE 12.2

    Ok so I don't have the Nvidia repo added yet to the repo's in Yast yet but I did install the media codecs and used mmcheck to verify things. I tried to do the 1 click Nvidia driver install on the full Gnome version of openSUSE and it broke somewhere. It left me at the login prompt. So with this install Gnome only I wanted to know the best way to enable possibly 3d Nvidia drivers. openSUSE I think I got that part right now. I am a bit of a refugee I am not used to yast or .rpm . Thank you for your help. The only repo I have added to 12.2 was packman so far. Update= I have added the Nvidia repository,key and updated I see selected packages in YAST package manager remain the same. So it looks like I should leave only (libdrm-nouveau1),(xf86-video-nv),(xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau) enabled?

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    The Nvidia repo is for your graphics card. The script mmcheck has to do with multi-media and codecs and if you installed the needed packages from the Packman repo. There is not realy a connection between those two things.
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