hardware drivers? for broacom wireless and nvida video card

i need some help getting my broadcom wireless card to work and my nvida video card to work as well, on open suse. ive connected to the internet with open suse using a wired conection and i download all avalible updates for open suse, hoping that i also got some hardware drivers. but i gez it didnt i cant get my wireless card enabled and my video card! i needd help…if anyone can plzzz help me out i would really really! apriciate it :slight_smile:

For your wireless card, have a look at the network/internet - wireless
section. Please read the stickies and post information requested in the
stickies if you need further help :slight_smile:

For your video card, have you installed the nvidia driver via 1-click?
If not I recommend the hard way, else follow the easy way here;

This is my canned response for doing it the ‘Hard Way’ :slight_smile:

If you have installed via the easy way, I suggest removing the
downloaded rpms, and disabling the nvidia repository first.

You can download the driver for your arch from;
Nvidia Unix Drivers

On the download page, check that your card is supported by the driver
your about to download by using the following command;

/sbin/lspci -nv |grep VGA |cut -f4 -d ":"

From the above output use the four numbers from the output to look
at the Supported Products List (on the left) to verify your card is
supported by the driver.

For downloading the current version 177.80 (Note the wget and url are
all on one line)

for 32bit;


for 64bit;


You may wish to ensure your system is up to date. The first command
refreshes the repositories, the second lists any updates, the third
will apply the updates.

sudo zypper ref
sudo zypper lu
sudo zypper up

NOTE: If the kernel updated, please reboot before continuing :slight_smile:

If you don’t have the kernel source and tools etc installed then

sudo zypper in kernel-source linux-kernel-headers kernel-syms
sudo zypper in -t pattern devel_basis devel_C_C++

Press ctrl+alt+F1 and login as your user :slight_smile:

su -
init 3

cd to the Nvidia Unix Driver you downloaded

sh NV*.run -q
sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia
init 5 && exit

The ctrl+alt+F7 gets you back to the GUI (X session).

Now after a kernel update, you don’t need to run the sax2 command, just
the others to get to run level 3, rebuild the driver and exit.

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.0 x86 Kernel
up 2 days 5:23, 1 user, load average: 0.07, 0.39, 0.35
GPU GeForce 6600 TE/6200 TE - Driver Version: 177.80