nVidia FX 3700M

I am running a custom-built HP 8730W notebook with a quad-core processor and an nVidia FX 3700M display adapter.

I am running the Gnome version of OpenSUSE 11.1.

I’m not 100% sure which nVidia “one-click” package to install. I tried the one for “newer” nVidia cards, as this is a brand new card (I believe they just started making them either this year or last year), but that seems to have killed my X server.

Can anyone advise as to which “one-click” package I should use? Is there one, yet? I would really like to get this adapter working correctly with 3D and dual-head enabled if at all possible (as I have a 30-inch LCD monitor at my desk - so I would like to use the dual-head configuration when I’m at work).

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Other nvidia users please correct me if I’m wrong here. Your model is quite recent. There is a new nvidia driver version that supports your chipset as detailed here:

Linux Display Driver - x86

It tells you to follow the SuSE instructions here:

Nvidia Installer HOWTO for SUSE LINUX users

You may need to install via nvidia installer package instead of 1-click install.

Thanks for the tip. I will give that a shot and report back tomorrow.

Worked a treat. Thanks. Now I just need to get dual-head working, but that’s not working in Windows, either, so it’s most likely a hardware issue I need to investigate.

Good work :slight_smile: Just remember to watch out for kernel updates - you will need to reinstall graphics driver in this case.

So, to the OP, this repo didn’t work for you?