nVidia Graphics Issue

I have a nVidia GeForce FX Go5200 card, and desktop effects will not work. I will enable them, but they won’t work and when I close the window and open it back up, “Enable Graphics” is unchecked again! Any idea as to the problem and/or how to solve it? Thanks!


Have you installed the nvidia driver?

How would I check for that? I’m new to Linux/SUSE

Follow this guide
nVidia Driver via Repo in 11.3 & 11.4 - Guide

It says “file not fond” when i open the link: “http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/

It’s not browsable :smiley:
To add the repo do this in a terminal:

su -
zypper ar -f http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/11.4/ nvidia
zypper ref

(a) to accept

Now close the terminal

Next open Yast > Software Management
It should all happen

I did not know that haha. Your instructions worked better than magic and after a simple restart, I have all my animations.You have beenan amazing help and I cannot describe my appreciation. I try to scavenge other forums and sites before asking for help on here, but you have been beyond super helpful. Now to begin truly enjoying and learning about the Linux experience (openSUSE being my distro of choice over Ubuntu). Thanks again mate! Cheers!

You are most welcome
I am happy to have been of help. Enjoy.

You might find this useful:
Multimedia in One Click

I will read through it. Thanks again!