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    Default nvidia graphics card (again) and leap 15

    I have failed upgrades from 42.3 (dual boot with windows 10) by online method, dvd upgrade method, and dvd clean installation method. Often I end up with a black screen and a large blinking cursor at the upper left and no key does anything. After two weeks seeking solutions, where I have filed some previous requests for help, I have my system back on 42.3/win10 and working perfectly and completely updated.

    I have an nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 Ti graphics card that is working well on 42.3 with nvidia G04 drivers. I believe my upgrade problems on all the methods are related to the nvidia card from other posts I have seen. There is an info page talking about installing nvidia drivers from leap 15 but I can't get there to be able to apply it.

    I need a specific list of nvidia related steps/things to do "PRIOR" to the upgrade to leap 15. I would like info related to:

    1. Online update method, e.g., should I change the nvidia repo to point to leap 15 along with the OSS and NonOSS repos?
    2. DVD Upgrade method, e.g., should I change some nvidia related things while in 42.3 prior to the upgrade or adjust some boot parameters (nomodeset) or add some repos?
    3. DVD Installation method, e.g., should I change some nvidia related things while in 42.3 prior to the upgrade or adjust some boot parameters(nomodeset) or add some repos?

    I need specific steps that have a high probability of working. I do calculational things, not much system administration and don't know the boot process well. Else, I'll be running 42.3 for a quite longer time.

    Tom Kosvic

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    Default Re: nvidia graphics card (again) and leap 15

    How I would handle this:

    -upgrade to Leap 15
    -install Nvidia proprietary drivers

    It sounds like you've got the upgrade process figured out, you just need the instructions for installing the Nvidia drivers.

    1. After the upgrade, switch to a different virtual console (ctrl-alt-f4) and you'll have a login prompt. Login as root.
    2. Use the text based YaST to add the Nvidia repository ("yast repositories").
    3. Then install the Nvidia drivers ("zypper in nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-default").
    4. Reboot and you should be good to go.

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