How to install nvidia CUDA in openSUSE Tumbleweed in a stable way?


The Nvidia CUDA official doesnot support the openSUSE Tumbleweed and Leap 15.4.

How can I use CUDA in my openSUSE tumbleweed in a safe way?


I install via the hardway and the cuda run files;

NVIDIA-SMI 515.48.07    Driver Version: 515.48.07    CUDA Version: 11.7

nvidia_check -> -> ->
libcuda is installed ->
libcudart is installed -> -> -> -> -> -> ->
libcudnn is installed
nvcc: NVIDIA (R) Cuda compiler driver
Copyright (c) 2005-2022 NVIDIA Corporation
Built on Tue_May__3_18:49:52_PDT_2022
Cuda compilation tools, release 11.7, V11.7.64
Build cuda_11.7.r11.7/compiler.31294372_0


Thanks for your help.

It seems that is CUDA for 15.03.
Does it work well on Tumbleweed?

It works fine in my tests, also using the open driver now.


When I try to install CUDA, it notices me that:

sudo zypper install cuda    
[sudo] password for root:  
Loading repository data... 
Reading installed packages... 
Resolving package dependencies... 

Problem: the to be installed cuda-11.7.0-1.x86_64 requires 'cuda-11-7 >= 11.7.0', but this requirement cannot be provided 
  not installable providers: cuda-11-7-11.7.0-1.x86_64[cuda-opensuse15-x86_64] 
 Solution 1: Following actions will be done: 
  deinstallation of nvidia-computeG06-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  deinstallation of x11-video-nvidiaG06-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  deinstallation of nvidia-computeG06-32bit-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  deinstallation of x11-video-nvidiaG06-32bit-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  deinstallation of nvidia-gfxG06-kmp-default-515.43.04_k5.17.7_1-10.5.x86_64 
  deinstallation of nvidia-glG06-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  deinstallation of nvidia-glG06-32bit-515.43.04-10.2.x86_64 
  architecture change of steam- to steam- 
 Solution 2: do not install cuda-11.7.0-1.x86_64 
 Solution 3: break cuda-11.7.0-1.x86_64 by ignoring some of its dependencies

I don’t know how should I choose or deal it.

That’s why I use the run file and not any repository or rpms… are you running the likes of steam and need 32bit libraries?

Yes, I have installed steam on this device.

I would suggest the cuda run file ( and in the terminal window un-select the driver install. It should work with the installed openSUSE RPM’s (???) See

Thanks for your suggestion.
Do you mean that

sudo sh

Installation with Zypper is easily to manager package version.
If i install CUDA via this method, what’s the best way to upgrade it?

Installation with Zypper is an easy way to manage package version.
If I install CUDA via this method, what’s the best way to upgrade it?

The commandline, the actual driver part should be taken care of via the rpms…

I followed

except for a warning:
“[WARNING]: Cannot find manpages to install.”
everthing else appears to have been installed.

I find 2 CUDA start menu items.

But if I try to open Blender, it does not find CUDA or the AMD settings.
Just did this with ubuntu 22.10 Blender and CUDA and it works.

Is there anything else that needs to be checked?

Nevermind. Turn Off and On again worked. Not a simply restart…
Now it is running