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    Default Wrong Nvidia driver in YaST

    Hello everyone,
    I just installed openSUSE for the second time after screwing up the Nvidia drivers the first time. I see YaST is recommending me the wrong driver. I have a (very shiny) 9600 GT and YaST insists I must gave a G04 driver while a quick research points out this driver isn't compatible with my card and that I need to have a G02 driver. The G02 driver isn't even visible in YaST. Can I force YaST/zypper to install a G02 driver?

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    instal the G03
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    The G03 driver is also missing. Just the G04 driver is there.

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    Default Re: Wrong Nvidia driver in YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by Furryhead69 View Post
    The G03 driver is also missing. Just the G04 driver is there.
    Hi
    Correct, the G04 driver is the only one supported/built for openSUSE Tumbleweed. Anything else has to be patched and built/installed the hard way.
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    Default AW: Wrong Nvidia driver in YaST

    The Nvidia Repo for Tumbleweed has only the G04 Driver.

    You have to install the Driver "the hard way".....

    Edit:
    too late.....

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    Thanks! "The hard way" is very well documented, so I guess I'll go with that option. Also, why isn't stated in SDB that G04 is the only supported driver? Can someone change that for the next one with a prehistoric graphics card?

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    Default Re: Wrong Nvidia driver in YaST

    Quote Originally Posted by Furryhead69 View Post
    with a prehistoric graphics card?
    Before you go down "the hard way" route I'd see how the "nouveau" driver + "Mesa-dri-nouveau" works with your card, in general it performs quite well with older hardware. Works very well with an approx 10 year old 8600GTS card I have in one of my machines...

    Far less hassle every time there's a kernel / mesa update....
    Regards, Paul

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    Quote Originally Posted by Furryhead69 View Post
    Thanks! "The hard way" is very well documented, so I guess I'll go with that option. Also, why isn't stated in SDB that G04 is the only supported driver? Can someone change that for the next one with a prehistoric graphics card?
    But it's me who sleeps, I have the repo you put that does not match .... we are talking about Leap42.2?

    http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2/

    Click on x86 64/

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    Nope, like the title says; I have Tumbleweed on my system. I want to try out the rolling release system for a while. Do you think the packages you point to work with Tumbleweed (they should be I think, but hey, I'm kinda new to openSUSE)

    Also, the .run files from Nvidia's website (version 340.104 from 19 september link) seem not to work with my kernel, I get a huge logfile which says quite in the beginning that you should recompile the kernel. (link to Google Drive; I'm sorry :-\) My kernel version is 4.14.6-1-default.

    I will try the mesa-dri-nouveau thingy, in the end I only want 720p youtube playback and supertuxkart on low-med settings. But high settings would be nice, especially since this card is very capable for an 8 year old card (I played GTA 5 on med settings 768p on my Windows pc)

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    I'm sleeping, it's better that I go to bed to get a hangover

    Sorry
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