hi all i need help with installing nvidia driver . i’m useing gnome desk top.thank’s
I am NOT expert but I have the exact same hardware, and I installed the driver form nVidia’s website, from the CLI.
You will need to have first installed by YAST or zypper:
Then go to nVidia and enter your card in the drop down form, viz:
- Product type: GeForce
- Product series: GeForce 6 series
- Product: GeForce 6150se nForce 430
- Operating System Linux (32 or 64 bit depending)
- Language: your lang.
Then download (to somewhere you can find it)!
Restart and put 3 in the options box at the bottom of the GRUB screen (This will usually have vga 0x83 or similar already in, just put a space after what is there, and a 3.)
Let it boot, log in at the prompt, once logged in do su -
From there navigate to where you put the .run file from nVidia and do:
yourprompt# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.44.run
and off you go… follow the instructions. It might ask to be allowed to disable the ‘nv’ kernel driver, let it and reboot to 3 and run again.
The hard way is really very easy!
For the easy way, open Yast (Administrator Settings)
Two step process, first of all go Software Repositories > Add > Community Repository > Next, select Nvidia Repository from the list then click Ok, click Ok again when you’re back at the Configured Software Repositories screen
You will see screens asking about importing licence keys, accept any that you see
Go back into Yast and click Software Management, click Accept
Once that’s done just reboot and you should be using the nvidia driver, check out Configure Nvidia X Server Settings which should be on your menu somewhere
I’ve only ever done it on kde but it should be much the same under gnome
hi all thank’s for replying. i read every ones replys. so i tried ecky’s idea. and it went threw. so i went to the software maneger and some things were checked off meaning they were installed.this one was NOT installed nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-defalt graphics driver kernel module for geforce 6xxxx. but the one for for the desktop was checked so it was installed.when i rebooted i seen that nomodeset was still there next to the boot option at the boot screen. (vga=0x31a nomodeset) . is this corect or do i need to change some thing? thanks
The kernel module that gets installed should match your linux kernel, I’d imagine there’d be noticeable problems if they didn’t match
To check what (linux) kernel you’re using type the following in konsole: uname -r
‘.when i rebooted i seen that nomodeset was still there next to the boot option at the boot screen. (vga=0x31a nomodeset) . is this corect or do i need to change some thing? thanks’
Nomodeset is usually something that’s added to the grub entry by the user rather than the nvidia driver (or at least that’s what I always thought), and it’s usually something you would add to try getting your nvidia card configured properly if you were having problems after installing it
You don’t say whether everything’s working or not, if your display is all working as you want it now I’d say it’s probably best not to alter anything
As for when you ran Software Manager and saw all that nvidia stuff ticked, you did click Accept right?
It wasn’t showing you what was already installed, it was showing you what it was going to install
Most users with have : kernel-desktop
And so need: nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-desktop
So make sure. It can be trick trying to switch once you installed the wrong one, because the software manager keeps trying to make assumptions and adds stuff in, so be brutal.
As suggested, uname -a
will tell us the kernel you are booted to
It does sound like the driver install went ok for the OP, he still hasn’t said one way or the other but I kinda think he would have said something by now if it hadn’t worked
‘this one was NOT installed nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-defalt graphics driver kernel module for geforce 6xxxx.’
I’m thinking that’s probably because he has nvidia-gfxG02-kmpdesktop as kaf said, it is a bit confusing for people to know what should/shouldn’t be installed until they’ve done it a few times
sorry all i have been bizzy. thank’s for your replay’s. and i do have kernel 22.214.171.124-1.2 desk top. and yes i did add the nomodeset as some one did help me to figure that one out. and they adviseed me that i could do better with getting the nvidia driver . so that is y i asked for some help.i can see the boot screen now that i added the code" nomodeset" to the boot option. now am i ok to leave this as is? or now that i added the nvidia driver to the system do i need to remove it or is it ok to leave it? i’m just trying to get the best i can out of the graphic’s card. and do i need to use the desk top one?or am i just fine as is ? i’m new at this kind of stuff…
Just do what is explained here. Then leave it be. It looks after itself
ok i will thank you caf4926 and thank you ecky,wakou for your help.