Nvidia 7600

I have Nvidia GF 7600 with (512ram) but did not work with suse 11.1 and I am new in the linux
so any help???
thank you

Did not work?? Do you mean from adding the nvidia repo?

You could alway manual install. Down the driver from nvidia, then

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 if you don’t have these:


Now download the latest Nvidia driver:

Place the file in your /home/username

Now restart and at the boot screen, pause the boot by moving the down button, then move back up and clear any text in the boot arguments by holding backspace. Then just type the number: 3
At the login

Type “root” then enter and then your root password and press enter.

now type
cd /home/username

*Now remember you can use the {TAB} key to auto complete

so type:
and the whole file name should auto complete

eg: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.09-pkg1.run

Follow the installer and let it compile the kernel module for you.
Say Yes to everything
Use TAB to move around

thank you
I did but there is a problem that when the Installation started it said that the package binutils did not exist in the path and unable to find it the installation can not start without it
so please can you help me in this

Check in Yast - Software - Software Management
search for ‘binutils’

make sure it and any of the other packages referred to earlier are installed.

Thank you for your help
but if I do not find it from where I can get it because Ido not have internet connection in the opensuse I have problem with me wireless adapter. So I have to download it. I will use other computer so from where I can get it ??

thank you for for your help

binutils is on the install dvd

nvidia: Drivers - Download NVIDIA Drivers

Thank you for your help
but some question :
I download the dvd and install it and I tried to install the driver but it said that :
it did not find the kernal for the driver and when I say ok
it said that it did not find “gcc”
and did not install the driver
and in the NVIDIA thay say :

The nvidia installer does not work as long as a Xserver is still
running and the nvidia kernel module is still loaded. Therefore
please boot into runlevel 3 by specifying “3” as kernel boot
option or switch to runlevel 3 (“init 3”) and unload the kernel
module (“rmmod nvidia”) before running the nvidia installer.

And How I can unload the module

(“rmmod nvidia”)

thank you for your help

I refer you to this I posted earlier.
go to software management and search for the bold packages above

then follow the directions I gave you for install

Thankkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk you
Now it is finally working well
but how can I enable the Desktop effect becouse it said that X extenuation is not there

thank youuuuuu

open a terminal and type


do you see a picture of 3 gears?

And make a paper copy of the driver install instructions, as manual installs require to be re-done after kernel updates, so watch out for those, and keep the driver file in your /home/username