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    Question Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    I have a Nvidia 210 Series but Tumbleweed says 400 Series onwards? What are my options, or jst upgrade my hardware? Still getting mileage outa C2D era hardware!
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    Default Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    Eh, install the NVIDIA driver the hard way? I.e. from a downloaded NVIDIA.....run ?
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    Question Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    Would it break with every new kernel? I did get Leap running with 210 from repos.
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    Default Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by fleamour View Post
    Would it break with every new kernel? I did get Leap running with 210 from repos.
    I am using a GeForce 210 with the nouveau driver under Leap 15.1 and it works just fine. Is there not an option to install nouveau under Tumbleweed? Then you don't have to bother updating with every new kernel.

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    Default Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    Quote Originally Posted by ionmich View Post
    I am using a GeForce 210 with the nouveau driver under Leap 15.1 and it works just fine. Is there not an option to install nouveau under Tumbleweed? Then you don't have to bother updating with every new kernel.
    The nouveau driver is in the kernel, X11 related package is installed by default
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    Default Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    There's no need for optional software with a 210:
    Code:
    > rpm -qa | egrep -i 'video|vidia'
    libgstvideo-1_0-0-1.16.0-3.1.x86_64
    xf86-video-fbdev-0.5.0-1.7.x86_64
    xf86-video-vesa-2.4.0-1.7.x86_64
    > xrandr | egrep 'onnect|creen|\*' | grep -v disconn | sort -r
    Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 4480 x 1440, maximum 8192 x 8192
    HDMI-1 connected 1920x1200+2560+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 519mm x 324mm
    DVI-I-1 connected primary 2560x1440+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 598mm x 336mm
       2560x1440     59.95*+
       1920x1200     59.95*+
    > xdpyinfo | egrep 'dimen|ution'
      dimensions:    4480x1440 pixels (948x304 millimeters)
      resolution:    120x120 dots per inch
    > inxi -GxxS
    System:    Host: hp945 Kernel: 5.2.14-1-default x86_64 bits: 64 compiler: gcc v: 9.2.1 Desktop: KDE Plasma 5.16.5
               tk: Qt 5.13.1 wm: kwin_x11 dm: startx Distro: openSUSE Tumbleweed 20191118
    Graphics:  Device-1: NVIDIA GT218 [GeForce 210] vendor: eVga.com. driver: nouveau v: kernel bus ID: 01:00.0 chip ID: 10de:0a65
               Display: server: X.Org 1.20.5 driver: modesetting unloaded: fbdev,vesa alternate: nouveau,nv,nvidia
               compositor: kwin_x11 resolution: 2560x1440~60Hz, 1920x1200~60Hz
               OpenGL: renderer: llvmpipe (LLVM 8.0 128 bits) v: 3.3 Mesa 19.1.7 compat-v: 3.1 direct render: Yes
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    Default AW: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    I think Nvidia driver (340) does not build with the kernel from Tumbleweed, thats why this driver is not in the Nvidia Repo.
    So use the nouveau.

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    Wink Re: Nvidia GTX 210 Tumbleweed

    Nouveau seemed bit janky to start off, working well now though.
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