i have opensuse 11.0 on dell xps410 win xp sp3 dual boot system. i have downloaded all nvidia drivers and everything is updatated. the problem is that when i try to use the nvidia-settings program it pops up a dialog box saying i need to run ‘nvidia-xconfig’ in root mode from terminal. i start terminal prog and use ‘su’ to get to root and then run ‘nvidia-xconfig’ as required and receive msg that ‘xorg.conf’ is updated and to restart server. i even checked the file in /etc/x11/xorg.conf in the device section and it shows driver as being ‘nvidia’. i restart system and try again to use ‘nvidia-settings’ and receive same msg again about running ‘xorg-config’ as root.
What I did to configure my Nvidia, (which many would say is “bad to do”) but the easiest way to edit and configure things requiring root privleges, especially when I know I have more than one thing to do as root -
I login as root user (of course you have to edit root in Yast - Security and Users - User and Group Management) change the password settings and password so that you can login as root.