Hey all, I’m pretty new to openSUSE and Linux in general and I can’t figure out for the life of me how to install the drivers for my new NVIDIA GeForce 7100GS 128MB video card and get openSUSE 11 to boot past the console.
I built a new HTPC rig two weeks ago and decided to make the foray into Linux. Besides putting Ubuntu on some old PCs for web browsing (which doesn’t really count as ‘experience with Linux’), I’m brand new. The openSUSE 11 desktop (Xorg, I believe) ran very slow on the cheapo onboard graphics I was using - the screen would bug out and have strange ‘rips’ and ‘tears’ - hence the 7100GS. On the cheapo onboard graphics I could atleast get to the desktop versus my current console predicament.
have you tried choosing the failsafe option in the boot menu? that should automatically use vesa for the graphics. From there you should be able to open up yast and install the official nvidia drivers from the repository. Easier than messing with sax2.