Nvidia driver new version availability?

Hi - does anyone know if there is a way to know when the current Nvidia driver version (535.98) would be expected to be released into the openSUSE Nvidia repository? Based on the readme hosted there, it sounds like that packaging work happens inside SUSE itself, so I wasn’t sure if there was anything similar to OBS or something involved?

This driver was released upstream only 8 days ago…so give it some time for the packagers.
The actual available driver from July is still up to date and working properly. So no need to rush…

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@johnkizer If you check here: https://build.opensuse.org/project/show/X11:Drivers:Video once it appears, it shouldn’t take long to appear in the repositories…

Or install the run file version… all good here…

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  Device-1: NVIDIA GP104GL [Tesla P4] driver: nvidia v: 535.98
  Device-2: NVIDIA TU117GLM [Quadro T400 Mobile] driver: nvidia v: 535.98
  Display: x11 server: X.Org v: 21.1.8 with: Xwayland v: 23.1.2 driver: X:
    loaded: nvidia gpu: nvidia,nvidia-nvswitch resolution: 1: 1920x1080~60Hz
    2: 1920x1080~60Hz 3: 1920x1080~60Hz 4: N/A
  API: OpenGL v: 4.6.0 NVIDIA 535.98 renderer: NVIDIA T400/PCIe/SSE2
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@hui Thanks, I didn’t mean to sound impatient in my post but I apologize for coming off that way - I suppose I was more curious how that process works, especially having also used Fedora in the past and being curious to see how the packaging processes might differ between the RPMFusion team and what SUSE does for Nvidia drivers. I’m happily running on the current version here!

@malcolmlewis Thanks very much for the link - looks like the specific version I’m using gets built here - very helpful, I appreciate it!

@johnkizer The link you posted is for the open source driver (which is in the oss repo), not the proprietary one that appears in the Nvidia repo.

The link I showed is just the sources, it only gets managed there not built/published, but it is the one that goes to the nvidia repos: https://build.opensuse.org/package/show/X11:Drivers:Video/nvidia-gfxG06 when you see that source updated then it will appear soon…

Ah OK, thanks - I went looking for a different link at first because it looked like that nvidia-gfxG06 version wasn’t necessarily active anymore since it shows last updated back in January, yet new versions had been published to the nvidia repo since then so I assumed the nvidia repo version was living elsewhere. I’m probably missing something though, still learning a lot. Thanks!

@johnkizer AFAIK that’s the one, maybe it’s only for maintenance then… But like I indicated, if you want the latest faster, the run file is the way to go, to me it’s easier…

@malcolmlewis Sorry for the very delayed reply to this, but would you mind sharing which guide you use to install the Nvidia-provided run file that worked well? Was it the Nvidia-provided guide, or something openSUSE-specific?


@johnkizer See https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way

I get the run file from here: https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/ Scroll to end for the latest version.

I chmod 0755 the run file as my user, I also don’t use systemd, run a quiet install as well as accept the license, so my command is for example;

./NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-535.104.05.run --no-systemd -aq

My normal SOP is to set my system to boot to runlevel three after the kernel is updated, so;

systemctl set-default multi-user.target
systemctl reboot

Login as root and since I have persistence running I run;

systemctl stop nvidia-persistence.service

Then the run file (and path to the file as well), let it finish, then set back to graphical boot with;

/data/nvidia/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-535.104.05.run --no-systemd -aq
systemctl set-default graphical.target
systemctl reboot
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