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    Default Installing nvidia drivers

    I am having trouble installing nvidia drivers on leap 42.1

    I am trying to install it through YaST but I keep getting this error

    Cannot access installation media
    http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1
    (Medium 1).
    Check whether the server is accessible

    It does it when I go through the online one click thing (think they are the same thing)

    Why can it not find it? Is it me?

    Either way, how can I get a nvidia driver on here.

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by benowen3183 View Post
    I am having trouble installing nvidia drivers on leap 42.1

    I am trying to install it through YaST but I keep getting this error

    Cannot access installation media
    http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1
    (Medium 1).
    Check whether the server is accessible

    It does it when I go through the online one click thing (think they are the same thing)

    Why can it not find it? Is it me?

    Either way, how can I get a nvidia driver on here.
    remove or change that repo to point to this ftp server
    ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/
    I usually install with zypper like this
    Code:
    zypper ar -f ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/ nvidia
    zypper in x11-video-nvidiaG03
    depending on your graphic card you might need G02 or G04 driver you can check what driver you need on nvidia's site, G02 is for older pre hundreds cards, G03 is generic and works with most cards, G04 is for the latest 6xx and above (this is my speculation I've used G03 for years on an older 240)
    just note that if you have an optimus laptop (intel+nvidia) you can not use the regular drivers you need bumblebee

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    remove or change that repo to point to this ftp server
    ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/
    I usually install with zypper like this
    Code:
    zypper ar -f ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/ nvidia
    zypper in x11-video-nvidiaG03
    depending on your graphic card you might need G02 or G04 driver you can check what driver you need on nvidia's site, G02 is for older pre hundreds cards, G03 is generic and works with most cards, G04 is for the latest 6xx and above (this is my speculation I've used G03 for years on an older 240)
    just note that if you have an optimus laptop (intel+nvidia) you can not use the regular drivers you need bumblebee

    The first part works, but the second commands throws this at me

    Code:
    ben@linux-2re9:~> sudo zypper in x11-video-nvidiaG03
    Retrieving repository 'nvidia' metadata ------------------------------------------------------------------[\]
    Signature verification failed for file 'repomd.xml' from repository 'nvidia'.
    Warning: This might be caused by a malicious change in the file!
    Continuing might be risky. Continue anyway? [yes/no] (no): yes
    File './repodata/5b03c21067c04ad01bfbf71648b171192d49e587ee11e7f4057716abb22da3c2-primary.xml.gz' not found on medium 'ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/'
    
    Abort, retry, ignore? [a/r/i/? shows all options] (a): r
    File './repodata/5b03c21067c04ad01bfbf71648b171192d49e587ee11e7f4057716abb22da3c2-primary.xml.gz' not found on medium 'ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.1/'

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by benowen3183 View Post
    The first part works, but the second commands throws this at me
    Please wait a day or two.

    There have been changes to the nvidia repo, it will take a while until it is in a consistent state again.

    See also: http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-b.../msg03176.html
    and http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-b.../msg03178.html
    (or the last comments in the bugreport itself)

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    as far as I can tell the drivers are still there and that's more of an informative error about missing pgp keys, personally I do believe you can safely ignore that error because if nvidia's ftp was really hacked it would make world news those packages are safe.
    so you should not chose retry r but ignore i

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    as far as I can tell the drivers are still there and that's more of an informative error about missing pgp keys, personally I do believe you can safely ignore that error because if nvidia's ftp was really hacked it would make world news those packages are safe.
    so you should not chose retry r but ignore i
    I think that won't help, it rather seems the repo metadata is wrong/outdated.

    That has happened before a few times already, when nvidia updated the driver.
    They seem to forget to update the repo metadata too, or are just slow at it sometimes.

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by wolfi323 View Post
    I think that won't help, it rather seems the repo metadata is wrong/outdated.

    That has happened before a few times already, when nvidia updated the driver.
    They seem to forget to update the repo metadata too, or are just slow at it sometimes.
    I remember, but it wouldn't hurt to try, if it's reported in bugzilla it should be fixed soon.

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by I_A View Post
    I remember, but it wouldn't hurt to try, if it's reported in bugzilla it should be fixed soon.
    Yes.

    An option *now* would also be to download the rpm files with a web browser or ftp client and install them manually.
    But it would be easier to just wait, if it's not really urgent.

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    Default Re: Installing nvidia drivers

    A heads-up:
    The repo should be fixed meanwhile, according to http://lists.opensuse.org/opensuse-b.../msg03349.html.

    So try again and it should work.

    Btw, it should suffice to run "sudo zypper inr" (INstall Recommends). zypper should automatically pick the correct driver then.
    Last edited by wolfi323; 27-Jan-2016 at 08:37.

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