driver version


I’m new to linux.

I would like to know the nvidia driver version opensuse has install, as i would like to know if a have to updated it.


It would have been nice if you would have told us which one you have. Then, may be, we could tell you if there is a better/newer one.

In any case, do you have the nvidia repository in you repository list? (YaST > Software > Repositories. Look if nvidia is already there, when not go to Community repos, select and add Nvidia).

When the repo is there go to YaST > Software > Software management, type ‘nvidia’ in the search field and look what is there. Choose the right one.

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Thanks for your reply.

Sorry for my bad english.

How can i tell you wich driver version i have, if that is what i’m asking?

I want to know wich driver version i have.


There are several ways. I think step one will be to find out if you use the standard opensource one or that you already have an Nvidia one running. This you can see when you click on the “My Computer” icon on the desktop. Somewhere it tells you what graphics card you have and what driver you are using. Tell us what you found.

The other thing you could do is going to YaST > Software > Community Repositories. Check if there if the Nvidia repository is already checked in the list. When not, check it and click finish. This will add the Nvidia repo to your own list of repos, so you can then install from it later.

glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version string"

find /lib/modules/$(uname -r)/ -iname "nvidia.ko" -exec strings {} \; |grep "nvidia id"