I have found 3 bugs in the nVidia 1-click install webpage at:
The package to be installed by the .ymp file for the “NVIDIA legacy cards” radio button does not work. It specifies a package name of x11-video-nvidia which does not exist in the repo.
The “NVIDIA current cards” radio button installs the x11-video-nvidiaG03 package which is driver version 331.38, however that package is actually for many legacy cards. As an example, I am running a 6 year old laptop with a nVidia Quadro FX 3600 card which uses driver version 331.38 as specified here:
So, at the very least, the “NVIDIA current cards” radio button is mislabled.
The x11-video-nvidiaG03 package pulls the wrong kernel module dependency when installed with zypper or yast. I am running the “kernel-desktop” kernel, however, the installer selected the nVidia package for the “kernel-default” kernel. In other words, the installer selected the nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-default package when it should have selected the **nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop **package. Therefore, upon rebooting the nVidia driver did not work until I manually removed the nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-default package and installed the nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop package instead.
If nVidia specifies driver version 331.38 for your video card then you need to install the x11-video-nvidiaG03 package and make sure to override the installer and include the following dependencies:
[FONT=Arial][size=3]**nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-desktop** (instead of [FONT=Arial][size=3][FONT=Arial][size=3]**nvidia-gfxG03-kmp-default**[/size][/size])[/FONT]
I was finally able to install the correct nVidia driver for my video card and everything now works properly.
I don’t know where to file a bug report on these issues and so I am posting here. Can someone point me to a bugzilla page for the nVidia 1-click installation webpage?