I just installed openSUSE 12.2 RC-2 64bit KDE from the live CD. So far it looks good. Under 11.4 on the same box I used the nvidia driver successfully. But I don’t like having to re-install every time there is a kernel change.
lsmod tells me that the nouveau driver is used for video. YaST tells me that xf86-video-nv and xorg-x11-driver-video-nouveau are both installed. But I can’t get 1280 x 1024 resolution when I use the KDE Configure Desktop Hardware utility. Am I stuck with using the proprietary nvidia driver, and where can I download it? I used…
# zypper install x11-video-nvidia
Retrieving repository 'nvidia' metadata ...[error]
Repository 'nvidia' is invalid.
|] Valid metadata not found at specified URL(s)
Please check if the URIs defined for this repository are pointing to a valid repository.
Warning: Disabling repository 'nvidia' because of the above error.
Loading repository data...
Reading installed packages...
'x11-video-nvidia' not found in package names. Trying capabilities.
No provider of 'x11-video-nvidia' found.
Resolving package dependencies...
Nothing to do.
Yep, I opted for the beta driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-304.22.run so far so
good, plymouth and graphical grub2 screens display OK however due to lack of
KMS there’s not a smooth transition between grub2 -> plymouth -> desktop shrug
Here is the sequence I use each time I need to recompile the Nvidia module:
NVIDIA driver installation
1: Dependencies: gcc, make, kernel-devel
2: Download latest driver from: http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index5.aspx
Select correct driver
Put driver in /home/USER ### USER is your user name
3: Install driver:
Log out of GUI & log into console as root (su)
at # prompt enter:
sh /home/USER/NVIDIA-****.run (driver filename)
4: Blacklist nouveau
echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/50-blacklist.conf
add "modeset.nouveau=0" to /boot/grub/menu.lst kernel parameters line
5: Configure NVIDIA driver:
When you need help and just as a good learning tool I highly recommend reading the entries in the “How to/FAQ” sub-forum. Lots of useful information there.
> anuragsatish;2480989 Wrote:
>> Could you tell me how did you install the
drivers after OS
>> installation. I’m stuck with mine don’t know
wht to do?
>> My NVIDIA drivers GT520M with optimus
>> Did kernel-desktop,devel drivers etc.,
downloaded the nvidia drivers
>> from nvidia site n installed them. But I’m not
able to login because
>> I’m being redirected to tty instead to the
>> Could please help me.
>> AnuragHere is the sequence I use each time I
need to recompile the
> NVIDIA driver installation
> 1: Dependencies: gcc, make, kernel-devel
> 2: Download latest driver from:
Select correct driver
> Put driver in /home/USER ### USER is your
> 3: Install driver:
> Log out of GUI & log into console as root
> at # prompt enter:
> sh /home/USER/NVIDIA-****.run (driver
> modprobe nvidia
> rcxdm start
> 4: Blacklist nouveau
> echo “blacklist nouveau” >>
> add “modeset.nouveau=0” to
/boot/grub/menu.lst kernel parameters
> 5: Configure NVIDIA driver:
> When you need help and just as a good learning
tool I highly recommend
> reading the entries in the “How to/FAQ” sub-
forum. Lots of useful
> information there.
I blacklist nouveau in etc/modprobe.d/50-
nvidia.conf and it works everytime. Also look at
this script lnvhw: http://forums.opensuse.org/blogs/comments/comment504.html
This script has worked for me on both openSUSE
12.1 and 12.2 thru RC2. I also blacklist and
inhibit KMS before executing the script.