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    Default Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    I recently upgraded from LEAP 42.1 to TUMBLEWEED but I've not been able to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I followed the Easy way to get NVIDIA drivers/Using zypper on this page: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers. After running
    Code:
    zypper install-new-recommends
    nothing gets installed.

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    Hi
    Which nvidia card?

    Only G04 series drivers are supported in Tumbleweed;
    http://http.download.nvidia.com/open...leweed/x86_64/
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    Which nvidia card?

    Only G04 series drivers are supported in Tumbleweed;
    http://http.download.nvidia.com/open...leweed/x86_64/
    This is what hwinfo says:
    Model: "nVidia GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti]"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Per_68 View Post
    This is what hwinfo says:
    Hi
    You should be fine with that card.... you might want to use YaST software mamagement to install or via zypper from the command line, in either case search on nvidia to install.

    Else (as the norm for Tumbleweed) try a zypper -vvv dup instead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    You should be fine with that card.... you might want to use YaST software mamagement to install or via zypper from the command line, in either case search on nvidia to install.

    Else (as the norm for Tumbleweed) try a zypper -vvv dup instead.
    I installed nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-default, nvidia-computeG04, nvidia-glG04 and x11-video-nvidiaG04 which removed x11-video-nvidiaG02, nvidia-computeG02and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-pv. When I restarted my system, I got a flickering text login as if the system constantly tried to start X, but failed. I then renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I'm back to the nouveau driver again. Any idea what to try next?

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    On Thu 09 Nov 2017 08:26:02 PM CST, Per 68 wrote:

    malcolmlewis;2844394 Wrote:
    > Hi
    > You should be fine with that card.... you might want to use YaST
    > software mamagement to install or via zypper from the command line, in
    > either case search on nvidia to install.
    >
    > Else (as the norm for Tumbleweed) try a zypper -vvv dup instead.


    I installed nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-default, nvidia-computeG04, nvidia-glG04
    and x11-video-nvidiaG04 which removed x11-video-nvidiaG02,
    nvidia-computeG02and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-pv. When I restarted my system, I
    got a flickering text login as if the system constantly tried to start
    X, but failed. I then renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I'm back to the
    nouveau driver again. Any idea what to try next?


    Hi
    For a start should be no /etc/X11/xorg.conf to start with, if it's
    using nouveau now, then it didn't blacklist it?

    Is there a file down in /etc/modprobe.d called nvidia.conf?

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Per_68 View Post
    as if the system constantly tried to start X, but failed.
    Show /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/lib/gdm/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log (depending on what display manager you are using).

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by malcolmlewis View Post
    Hi
    For a start should be no /etc/X11/xorg.conf to start with, if it's
    using nouveau now, then it didn't blacklist it?

    Is there a file down in /etc/modprobe.d called nvidia.conf?
    No, but there's a file called nvidia-default.conf that contains the line
    Code:
    blacklist nouveau

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by arvidjaar View Post
    Show /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/lib/gdm/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log (depending on what display manager you are using).
    I'm not sure what display manager I'm using, but /var/log/Xorg.0.log is the newer of the two by four days. Unfortunately it's too large to post here.

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    Default Re: Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Per_68 View Post
    I'm not sure what display manager I'm using, but /var/log/Xorg.0.log is the newer of the two by four days. Unfortunately it's too large to post here.
    Here it is: https://pastebin.com/2hvrUU4b

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