Nvidia drivers for 12.2

open SUsE 12.2, 64 bit, KDE, nvidia G71, 7950 GT

I seem to recall in 12.1 there was a repository you could load which had the nvidia proprietary drivers. Is there such a thing for 12.2 and where would I find it. Or if not, where do I get the latest nvidia drivers, preferably in rpm format?

I will be installing VirtualBox and have already read of some problems with users not using the latest drivers (I think they mentioned 304.54?)

Thanks for any help you can give.

Here are the repositories.**

NVIDIA drivers**

Proprietary drivers for nVidia video cards. See the nVidia install HOWTO.
The nVidia repositories are only browseable via ftp.

Version: 12.2ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/12.2/

Version: 12.1ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/12.1/

Version: 11.4ftp://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/

Version: SLE 11 SP1ftp://download.nvidia.com/novell/sle11sp1

Version: SLE 10 SP3ftp://download.nvidia.com/novell/sle10sp3

I have some additional links for users wishing to install the very latest driver the hard way:

Installing the nVIDIA Video Driver the Hard Way - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

LNVHW - Load NVIDIA (driver the) Hard Way from runlevel 3 - Version 1.46 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Edit System Files with this:

SYSEdit - System File Editor - Version 1.00 - Blogs - openSUSE Forums

Get the latest VirtualBox from here:


How to install VirtualBox:


Thank You,

Thanks for that very prompt and comprehensive reply. I think you have covered it all. I would have replied much earlier but I got sick right after that. I am going to copy all that and put it in a file with my other startup/install info so next time I won’t have to ask. And I definitely will give sysedit a try.

In fact, that is so complete I think it should be in a sticky; I’m sure Radeon users would appreciate the same. There’s nothing there you can’t find by diligent searching but it sure is nice to have it all in one place.

BTW, according to MyComputer I have version 304.43 installed, so the installer did a good job there. According to posts in the Virtualization forum I will need 304.51, which can be found from nvidia following the above links; the repository has the 304.43 driver.