since the emergence of the new official nvidia repository for tumbleweed: https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/
I am using it and it is fine most of the time. But currently there seem to some problems with the current kernel, because since about 2 weeks the driver is not working anymore.
Can someone confirm that this just a delay and that the driver will work eventually?
I don’t have any nvidia hardware on TW anymore, but I do see that the latest nvidia version is from the 4th of october. It is kernel 4.13 though, the rest of the kernel version numbering are build numbers. Try reinstalling the nvidia driver packages, I’ve seen someone reporting doing so created a working driver. IMHO reinstalling shouldn’t be a solution, but in this case might at least be a workaround for an unknown problem. After a phonecall during writing this, I suddenly think that the cause might also be Mesa updates that overwrite nvidia symlinks with it’s own packages, which would explain why a reinstall works, but it’s no more than an educated guess.
A temporary solution if that doesn’t work could be to download and install the driver manually. You can do automatic rebuild on a new kernel by using the --dkms option in the installer,. This requires the kernel-development packages + dkms.
zypper inr alone does not work at all even when installing libelf-dev first.
I also tried to reinstall the driver but I have 3 packages installed from this repository, nvidia-gfxG04-kpm-default, something with compute and one package with x11-video in its name.
Which one of those is the driver I have to reinstall via zypper in -f ?
Yes, but it seems like repository wont work at all, even with the packages installed. Only building the driver from their website by hand works fine for now. At least on Tumbleweed, I’ll give it a shot later on 42.3.
//edit: to install the run package from nvidia you need to remove the repository driver and the the repo as well in order to have a succesful installation *
I’ve had problems with lately with the latest kernel updates and Nvidia drivers from Repository.
I can only enter with Icewm with a bumpy resolution, and unconditionally upgrade kernels and Nvidia drivers.
It was too good to be true …!