I see that a lot of the newer Quadros are fully supported in opensuse 64-bit. Specifically, the Quadro 2000 is supported, but I haven’t seen the Quadro 600 on the HCL lists yet. When I install the nvidia drivers, as far as I can tell so far, my 600 works…OpenGL works…so what does it mean to be supported on the HCL? I guess what I’m asking is, when the Quadro 600 is added to the HCL, what difference will I notice as a user?
For nVIDIA video cards, I just normally go to Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies and look up the video card in question for use with Linux/64 bit and I see that your nVIDIA video card Quadro 600 card is supported using the latest released proprietary video driver version 260.19.44 and so you are good. If you are interested in loading it the hard way, here is some info on that procedure, if you don’t know it already:
SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE
I even have a bash script file written for that purpose I call lnvhw you can find in message #12 here:
LNVHW - Load NVIDIA (driver the) Hard Way from runlevel 3
I think that any hardware on the Linux Hardware Compatibility List will not likely burst into flames when used with Linux which would be my expectation for the listed hardware.
Very Cool! Thanks. I missed that list somehow.