New Nvidia Driver (280.13)

Yesterday I installed the latest Nvidia 64 bit driver (280-13) on openSUSE
12.1 MS3 on versions rc6, rc 7 and released kernel 3.0.0. I installed the
hardway with no problems. Did not have to configure the x-server.

Only thing to remember is to backlist the nouveau driver it now done in
/etc/modeprobe.d/nvidia.conf. I think it will also work if its in the 50-
blacklist.conf but I am not sure.

openSUSE 12.1 MS3(3.0.0-xx-desktop)|KDE Platform Version 4.6.5 (4.6.5)|
Intel core2duo 2.5 MHZ,|8GB DDR3|GeForce 8400GS (NVIDIA-Linux-

I don’t have it blacklisted, I start with nomodeset in GRUB, maybe
that does it?

Cheers Malcolm °¿° (Linux Counter #276890)
openSUSE 11.4 (x86_64) Kernel
up 3 days 1:09, 3 users, load average: 0.16, 0.15, 0.25
GPU GeForce 8600 GTS Silent - Driver Version: 280.13

I have the 280.13 installed on two PCs, with one PC running openSUSE-11.3 KDE-4.4.4 (w/nVidia GTX 260 graphic card) and the other PC running openSUSE-11.4 KDE-4.6.0 (w/nVidia G210 graphic card). In both cases I have the blacklist of the nouveau driver in the /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf file and not in the /etc/modprobe.d/nvida.conf.

So I am guessing it does not make any difference as to which file the nouveau driver is blacklisted (at least not for my hardware).

So I have always used the file /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf to blacklist the nouveau video driver as told here: SDB:NVIDIA the hard way - openSUSE

It does not seem to hurt if you fail to do this except the nouveau module is needlessly loaded, but otherwise does not do anything I can tell. If you open up a terminal session and use the command:


You can see ALL modules loaded. To check for only nouveau, use the command:

lsmod | grep nouveau

If the result is blank, the module is not being loaded.

Thank You,