Alright so here is how to install the nvidia driver manually, in case the one in the repo doesn’t work or u just want to use the latest.
Go to Yast>Software>Software Management
Search for and install
Now download the latest Nvidia driver from here:
At the time of the writing the latest drivers are:
Download this and place the file on your desktop
Now log out and press “Ctrl+Alt+F1”
You should be in command line mode, now here log in as root
Type “root” as your user name and then your root password and press enter.
Now type “init 3” without the quotes!
Now to locate the drivers, REMEMBER we placed the driver on your accounts desktop, so type
cd /home/Your-Username/Desktop overe here “Your-Username” is the name of the account from which u downloaded the nvidia driver, so if my account name is say “snakeeyes” then I will type:
Follow the installer and let it compile the kernel module for you.
Once everything is done and you are back in command line mode then type these commands…REMEMBER you are still logged in as “root”
nvidia-xconfig --add-argb-glx-visuals -d 24
Now you can restart the machine by pressing “Ctrl+Alt+Del”
type in “init 5” to resume normally.
If u type init 5 then remember u r still logged in as root so press “Ctrl+Alt+F1” and you will back at the console so type in “exit” and you will log off as root and then just press
to be back at your desktop.
Enjoy! If the next kernel update breaks your xorg then just recompile the nvidia driver.