Do a NIVIDIA video card can run in OPENSuSe11 normally

I know that a NIVIDIA VIDEO CARD cannot run in Linux normally,and I tried Ubuntu8.03 and Fedora9,it is true.
I’m a newbie in Linux.I want to know does OPENSUSE support NIVIDIA video cards?Thanks in advance.

Check out the openSUSE hardware compatibility list:
HCL/Nvidia Video Cards - openSUSE

Typically, openSUSE will work graphically immediately with nVidia chipsets with the openGL driver (an opensource driver that comes with openSUSE), although to get ‘special desktop effects’ with superior performance one usually needs the proprietary Nvidia driver (which needs to be downloaded from nVidia).

My two older desktop PCs have nVidia chipsets on their mother board. One an GeForce 2 FX5200, the other a GeForce 2 MX400. They work with openSUSE-11.0 with the openGL driver with no problem.

These 2 pages maybe of some help-

Repos (scroll down to nVidia section)
nVidia Drivers Install-How to

If updating, make sure that you have updated and configured the YAST Update Mgr (YUM) for essential system updates first & then update nVidia drivers thro’ the nVidia repo’s (helps to read the notes b/f install).


I’m using an 8600M GT in my laptop, and it runs quite well, though I had to add some options to xorg.conf.



I am running SuSE 11 on a notebook (Asus F8SN-4S001G with an Nvidia GeForce 9500M GS and on a Noname quadcore machine with a Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT). Both of them work fine with the native Nvidia driver that is available from Linux, FreeBSD, und Solaris. However, please note that SuSE 11 some how does not properly install gcc. My way to deal with it was to draw a link from /usr/bin/gcc to /usr/bin/gcc-4.3 (I don’t know why the SuSE guys need to introduce this trouble with the system gcc compiler, I hope that this will be fixed some time, it is even more annoying if somebody tries to install VMware but that is yet another story). Anyway, one you have your gcc running you should be able to compile your kernel modules and everything should work well. I did not have to change anything in XF86Con. However, desktop effects (like transparent windows when you move them) only work on the Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT. This was not like this when I first installed SuSE 11.0 but somehow the effects got lost on my notebook. The Nvidia GeForce 8800 GT I even run in dual head mode with one screen 1920x1200 and the other 1600x1200 and everything looks great.



Thats news to me, and I’ve compiled many apps under openSUSE-11.0’s gcc.

I’ve never had to do that workaround.

That’s a lot of information to give a newbie- I think all he has to do is the one click install for the nvidia driver


(my 1680x1050 lcd worked poorly without the nvidia driver, but worked instantly after the one click. This was not the case in 10.3.)