New driver are in the repo.
Worked OK for me 11.2_64
New driver are in the repo.
There’s also a new beta out. Here’s the link for 64 bit.
Updated to the latest nVidia drivers last night on 11.3_64, no problems to report here
11.3 driver X11 G02: every time I download this one, the system alerts me that the checksum is wrong and the file has been damaged. The error of the repository signature has been resolved instead. Any solution for this? To whom should I write a note to get it corrected?
New drivers are just great.
Not a snarky question, just a question. I installed 11.3 using the supplied drivers for my nvidia cards. They seem to work ok. Why do I want to update the drivers? What functionality will it give?
> New drivers are just great.
OK, what are the benefit of installing these drivers?
Typically signficantly superior performance.
This is especially true for users who like to use special desktop effects.
The downside is the next kernel (and possible xorg) update could break your graphics, throwing you to a full screen text mode upon a reboot after such an update, at which time one needs to either install newer drivers (if already packaged and available) or rebuild the graphic drivers themselves (using what is called ‘the hardway’, which is not hard).
I might be wrong here, but as far as I remember the problems mentioned by you do only occur in case the driver was installed via the .run-file (the hard way). The NVidia-packages from the repo will not cause such symptoms.
Actually, my memory is it is the EXACT opposite of that.
Hm, okay - I have been using both ways quite often. At the moment I have two Kernels installed and therefore have to use the .run-file from the NVidia-site; whenever a Kernel or certain x.org packages get updated, I have to recompile the NVidia-module. This never occurred to me when I was able to use the .rpm from the repo. And actually I am not remembering here, but knowing. Really.
> gropiuskalle;2200142 Wrote:
>> I might be wrong here, but as far as I remember the problems mentioned
>> by you do only occur in case the driver was installed via the .run-file
>> (the hard way). The NVidia-packages from the repo will not cause such
> Actually, my memory is it is the EXACT opposite of that.
I just installed the new 256-53 drivers on my 11.3_64 and 11.4_64 systems
using YaST yesterday. No problems installing. I did have nomodest set in
Intel core 2 duo (E7200) | Intel motherboard (DX48BT2)| Geforce 8400GS |
4GB | SATA 320 GB (2)KDE 4.4.4.
I use the “easy” way and have not had to re-compile. Got a new kernel today and after booting, graphics worked fine.
Wicked, we always had to wait until a new kernel module, with proper version numbering, was provided. The driver still contains the version number of the distro’s kernel, i.e. 188.8.131.52-12, while kernel version now is 184.108.40.206. I’m installing right now, and will see what happens