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    Default Nvidia driver

    On the openSUSE Nvidia page https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers under the instructions for YaST installation (number 6) it tells me "Choose the appropriate driver: x11-video-nvidiaG02, x11-video-nvidiaG03 or x11-video-nvidiaG04". But YaST does not show the x11-video-nvidiaG02 as being available. Searches with Google find it but only for 42.3.

    I had trouble installing it under 42.3 (https://forums.opensuse.org/search.php?searchid=3640812) and settled for nouveau, but under Leap 15 the nouveau driver causes all kinds of flickers.

    Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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    Default Re: Nvidia driver

    Try uninstalling "Mesa-dri-nouveau" (if it is installed). And see whether that helps.

    The G02 driver probably reached its end-of-life.
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    Try removing xf86-video-nouveau, which if no part of any NVidia proprietary driver is installed, should cause automagic use of the default DDX driver, modesetting, on restart of X or reboot.
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    Default Re: Nvidia driver

    Quote Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
    Try removing xf86-video-nouveau, which if no part of any NVidia proprietary driver is installed, should cause automagic use of the default DDX driver, modesetting, on restart of X or reboot.
    Thank you for the speedy responses.

    Uninstalling Mesa-dri-nouveau had no effect. But removing xf86-video-nouveau did. The flickering stopped while using web browsers. I am eager to test video playing as soon as I update all the software on this new installation. I had never heard of the default DDX driver. Is this something new for Leap 15?

    Thanks again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    I had never heard of the default DDX driver. Is this something new for Leap 15?
    It became upstream default with server 1.17.0, which was after 13.2 but before 42.1. Newness goes farther back than I know, first appearing AFAICT as xf86-video-modesetting in 12.3.
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    Some reports says that it is possible to use G02 drivers from Leap 42.3 with a Leap 15.
    They will compile and work well.

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