Information on where to find nVidia drivers for Linux

I’ve read many posts here askinabout where to find nVidia drivers. The best source I’ve found is Welcome to NVIDIA - World Leader in Visual Computing Technologies . They have Linux drivers for most of their modules, and even show how to use YAST to install the proper drivers for 11.0. :slight_smile:

The current drivers are pretty complete in functionality as well.
here’s an example of one such:

Linux Display Driver - x86 [Link]

"Linux Display Driver - x86

Version: 177.82
Operating System: Linux x86
Release Date: November 12, 2008

Release Highlights

* Added support for the following new GPUs:
      o Quadro NVS 450
      o Quadro FX 370 LP
      o Quadro FX 5800
      o Quadro FX 470
      o Quadro CX 
* Fixed a problem on recent mobile GPUs that caused a power management resume from S3 to take 30+ seconds.
* Fixed a problem with hotkey switching on some recent mobile GPUs.
* Fixed an image corruption issue seen in FireFox 3.

To download and install the drivers, follow the steps below:

STEP 1: Review the NVIDIA Software License.

You will need to accept this license prior to downloading any files.

STEP 2: Download the Driver File

Download -

SuSE users: please read the SuSE NVIDIA Installer HOWTO before downloading the driver.

STEP 3: Install
Type “sh” to install the driver. NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X server configuration file. Please see Chapter 3 of the README or run ‘man nvidia-xconfig’ for details on usage. Instructions for those wishing to edit their X config file by hand can also be found in the README.

If you have any questions or problems, please check the NVIDIA Linux discussion forum. If you don’t find an answer to your question there, you can send email (in English) to

When emailing, please attach an nvidia-bug-report.log, which is generated by running “”."

That is all.


So, I was feeling pretty good after fixing my nvidia problem and posting here when I stumbled across this forum < nV News Forums - Powered by vBulletin > which is, without a doubt, the keeper of ALL nvidia knowledge in the known universe. Awesome.


Additional info.^^ here you can find the latest drivers for nvidia cards. The name of stable version is in the latest.txt.