How to pick the right Nvidia drivers?

Laptop is a Toshiba Satellite L750-136.

The manual says I am running “NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 525M with CUDA™ Technology”.

Being a nullity at hardware, which version of Nvidia drivers (GF6, FX 5, GF4) should I try to run to get Gnome 3 working (openSUSE 12.1 64 bit Gnome 3, clean install)?


Welcome to the forum :slight_smile:

Have a look here;
NVIDIA DRIVERS 285.05.09 Certified

You can either install via the download, or via the nvidia repository.

Thanks for the response - I’m downloading now and then try to execute a run command :expressionless:

You mentioned the Nvidia repositories - are they addable like the other repos?


Well…the .run gave me errors.

I’ve been Googling and there are scripts I can run directly from browser.

Anyone know if this are reliable, and of course which one I need to run?


What kind of errors?
If you are specific someone will likely help you…

Do you have the package ‘kernel-devel’ installed?

Are you following this: SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE ?

You should first try the repo package, with it there’s no need to install the development stuff (sources, compiler, etc) and there’s no need to recompile the driver in case of a kernel update. Highly recommended for newcomers to linux.

To add the nvidia repo just go to Yast > Repositories, click the Add button and choose community repos. A list with those will be shown. Select nvidia, add it and exit, then go to Software Updates, wait for the repos to refresh and the correct packages will be selected for you.

If you have any difficulties post back and we’ll help you.