I’d like to add my question here concerning NVIDIA drivers and tumbleweed.
I read the post which warned not to use tumbleweed and NVIDIA original drivers together.
Well, we’ve got a lot of old x86 Computers at work which have been running MX Linux lately, which I am fed up with. I’d like to continue using the machines, so I had to install Opensuse Tumbleweed (2 days ago), because I don’t really have a choice, do I? From Leap onwards, there is no x86 version of Opensuse, but there is a tumbleweed one, so I have to use it.
So, I installed the driver, first in an rpm version from the 13.2 repos, but after the compiling process of the driver module, it said “error, the nvidia.ko driver was not created” among a lot of other text which roughly suggested that the kernel and the driver were not compatible. Then I uninstalled that, got the latest .run version from the NVIDIA website, and installed that, but it basically said the same.
Trying to start the machine anyway got me into some trouble and had to chroot into the machine to uninstall it again. Bloody hell.
Now I’m sitting here and I don’t know how to install it.
I have read https://news.opensuse.org/2017/09/20/new-repository-caters-to-tumbleweeds-nvidia-users/ announcing a repository for tumbleweed, but it won’t work, because it is an OLD card, and supports only the legacy driver G01. In the rpos it has only the G04 drivers.
Now, I would say, “to hell with it, use the nouveau driver and xrender”, which does work, but it won’t play videos at all. The sound works, but the pictures don’t change. I’ve tried all the video drivers in the list of smplayer and vlc. None work. But we MUST play videos in order to use the machines correctly.
Is there a way out of this?
As I said: they are x86 desktop computers, the video card is a Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 card.
Maybe the easiest solution is to find a way to use glx with nouveau. But I don’t know how. Please tell me the easiest way to get it working (without buying new stuff, it’s 5 computers!)
Can somebody please help me?