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    Default blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    Tumbleweed 20170804

    1. run the latest NVIDIA driver for the GTX 750 (up to the point of it saying it blacklisted nouveau)
    2. mkinitrd
    3. restart

    It boots to a virtual terminal (as expected);
    however the text disappears / reappears 1-2 times a second.
    I could probably handle that, but typing doesn't produce expected results.
    Basically the system was unusable and I needed to rollback.

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    Default AW: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    1. run the latest NVIDIA driver for the GTX 750 (up to the point of it saying it blacklisted nouveau)
    Which Version exactly?

    Here on Leap 42.2, kernel 4.12, Nvidia 650TI the Driver is working:
    Code:
    uname -a && nvidia-settings -v
    Linux linux64 4.12.5-1.ge6109ef-default #1 SMP PREEMPT Mon Aug 7 06:29:23 UTC 2017 (e6109ef) x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
    
    nvidia-settings:  version 384.59  (buildmeister@swio-display-x64-rhel04-01)  Thu Jul 20 01:02:19 PDT
    2017
      The NVIDIA X Server Settings tool.
    
      This program is used to configure the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver.
      For more detail, please see the nvidia-settings(1) man page.

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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    The official NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-384.59.run

    It had only blacklisted nouveau;
    the error happened before installation.

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    Default AW: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    You have not to blacklist nouveau by Hand, that will be done by the Installer.

    You install in multi-user.target (init3)? not in graphical-Target (init5)?

    There is also an /var/log/nvidia-installer.log.

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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    Unlike in the past, it now requires "nomodeset".
    I could have avoided the rollback by pressing 'e' at grub
    and adding it there: "splash=silent quiet nomodeset showopts"

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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    Why do not you use the nvidia tumbleweed repository?
    https://news.opensuse.org/2017/09/20...-nvidia-users/
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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    "Why do not you use the nvidia tumbleweed repository?"

    Because (sadly) in some cases the tearing is worse than
    when using the nouveau driver, with my GTX 750.
    Using the driver from the NVIDIA website, I have no tearing.

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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    Quote Originally Posted by ravas View Post
    "Why do not you use the nvidia tumbleweed repository?"

    Because (sadly) in some cases the tearing is worse than
    when using the nouveau driver, with my GTX 750.
    Using the driver from the NVIDIA website, I have no tearing.

    With Plasma just create a tearing.sh file in /etc/profile.d in paste us
    Code:
    export KWIN_TRIPLE_BUFFER=1
    Save and restart
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    Default Re: blacklist nouveau -> mkinitrd -> restart -> unusable (trying to install NVIDIA drivers)

    Thanks. I might have tried that, among dozens of other things, months ago.
    I might try it again, but for now I'm content (and I use OpenBox).

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