Nvidia 9800GTs

Hey, I just installed opensuse on my computer, and it seems as though linux doesn’t detect my cards.

I have 2 SLI Nvidia 9800GTs

How would i go about installing the drivers for them?

What version of opensuse did you installed?

11.0 Gnome

Also are you 32 or 64 bit.

First thing I would do is download the driver from nVidia web site and save it to /home/*username
(we do this in case the next method fails)
*disable auto login if you have not already done so
I would try adding the nvidia repo

you need to have kernel-source, gcc, and make
added too
then use software management - filter by repo
go to nvidia and add the driver
Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to restart x
check here for help

If this fails, remove the nvidia driver added from the repo
and use this method:

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

Ok, thanks I’m currently on a friends PC right now but I’ll try that later when I’m back home.