I have a nvidia 920m video card in a Dell inspiron.
Yesterday I installed openSUSE Leap 42.2 and was able to install Nvidia drivers.
But when I run the command to “enable” it on the X server:
the xorg.conf file (so far it seems that there was none) is in / etc / X11 / and then the server stops working Restart.
It gives Fatal Error in X and I can only get the interface again after I remove xorg.conf.
I don’t know if this will help but from the standard leap 42.2 install I added the nvidia repo to yast’s list and installed via yast. It offered several versions of their driver. I installed the highest numbered one. I have a 610 card. The result was crisper text on the desktop but the open driver wasn’t bad. I changed the driver for other reasons.
There is one downside. I use VLC and the standard repo version has segmentation faults so wont run. A search on here will find some recent solutions to this problem. In my case it was to use the beta version from packman as other suggestions didn’t work.
Once I had made these changes I disabled both repo’s in yast and also their refresh. If you do re install via yast this way I would advise doing this as well once things are installed.
Pembroke - a utility used for screen handling during boot also generated segmentation faults but that may be down to it rather than the use of an nvidia driver. This has not caused me any problems at all.