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    Default Another Nvidia good new problem...

    Installed openSUSE 12.3 64 bit, willing to install Nvidia drivers since my laptop has a Nvidia GeForce 8600m GT. Added repository and I find that there's now a G03 aside G02 and G01. Great, now what should I go for, G02 or G03?

    Good thing Nouveau doesn't crash now, as it nastily did back on 12.2...

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Another Nvidia good new problem...

    When you added the repo and open software manager
    Which does it add by default (probably 03?) If it does, that's fine
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    I don't know what you mean by "highlighted by default". Mine doesn't do that AT ALL.

    Tried G03, rebooted, and JUST BLACK OR WHITE SCREEN!!

    What the **** is going on with this suse release!!???

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    W T F !?

    I tried by going to console with Ctrl + Alt + F2, removed the 3 G03 installed packages (just the 3 main ones, I wasn't able to trace all other dependencies), installed G02 and SAME ******* RESULT!!

    Seriously, this is the first time in my Linux life I've had that much nasty problems, now I'm doing yet another annoying clean install....

    And --with all my apologies to mr Caf who has endured me for a long time--, from what I'm seeing, I'm starting to think a relatively crappy opensuse release was released and no one will help, at least not in the correct way.....

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    Default Re: Another Nvidia good new problem...

    So far with every install with nvidia
    I add the repo
    Open Software Manager and the nvidia packages are added in

    But FYI: If in doubt use 02

    Something was up when I installed on my main box, but that was a week before release and I ended up using this repo
    Index of /repositories/home:/Lord_LT:/drivers/openSUSE_12.3

    You don't need to re-install you know
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    I don't know if that happens on KDE (see my signature to know what I'm using). Could you post a screnshot?
    Because in my case, I added the nvidia repo (the ftp one I've always used), opened Software Manager, browsed for the nvidia repo and there was nothing highlighted, selected, added... just a list of the available packages ready to be selected.

    Did you read my entire posts? I tried G02 as well!!

    Look, Mr Caf, I haven't still re-installed, though I know I must do things with the console because there's no ther way. I think what I could try is removing the current nvidia repo, adding the one you suggest and installing those nvidia packages. Can you guide me to do all of that, even if it's via PM? Because the first nvidia packages installation also downloaded I don't know how many other dependencies, and I don't know what to do about them...

    And finally, the nvidia packages in your suggested repo seem exactly the same as the ftp repo. Why would they work differently?

    (Just as a little question, please don't feel offended, it's not my intention and I apologize beforehand. Do you actually read the posts of a thread *entirely*? Or do you get tired?)

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    According to the NVIDIA Homepage, both G02 and G03 drivers should work for you.

    But there is a problem regarding the nvidia driver in 12.3:
    You have to manually add your user to the "video" group to make direct rendering work. See the Release Notes, chapter 2.3.
    Please try that and see if it fixes your problem...

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    Default Re: Another Nvidia good new problem...

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    According to the NVIDIA Homepage, both G02 and G03 drivers should work for you.

    But there is a problem regarding the nvidia driver in 12.3:
    You have to manually add your user to the "video" group to make direct rendering work. See the Release Notes, chapter 2.3.
    Please try that and see if it fixes your problem...
    I didn't have to do that

    I just did console login and started yast
    Let me move machines
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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    I didn't have to do that

    I just did console login and started yast
    Let me move machines
    Did you upgrade from 12.2? Then your user already was in the "video" group... Only fresh installs are affexted by this.
    Also, KDE should work fine without direct rendering but it seems GNOME only shows a black screen then.

    Btw. here's the bugreport:
    https://bugzilla.novell.com/show_bug.cgi?id=808319
    Looks like a fix is coming soon via online updates...

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    Default Re: Another Nvidia good new problem...

    Could you post a screnshot?
    Of what exactly?
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