Problems installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers

I recently upgraded from LEAP 42.1 to TUMBLEWEED but I’ve not been able to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. I followed the Easy way to get NVIDIA drivers/Using zypper on this page: https://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_drivers. After running

zypper install-new-recommends

nothing gets installed.

Hi
Which nvidia card?

Only G04 series drivers are supported in Tumbleweed;
http://http.download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed/x86_64/

This is what hwinfo says:

Model: “nVidia GK104 [GeForce GTX 660 Ti]”

Hi
You should be fine with that card… you might want to use YaST software mamagement to install or via zypper from the command line, in either case search on nvidia to install.

Else (as the norm for Tumbleweed) try a zypper -vvv dup instead.

I installed nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-default, nvidia-computeG04, nvidia-glG04 and x11-video-nvidiaG04 which removed x11-video-nvidiaG02, nvidia-computeG02and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-pv. When I restarted my system, I got a flickering text login as if the system constantly tried to start X, but failed. I then renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I’m back to the nouveau driver again. Any idea what to try next?

On Thu 09 Nov 2017 08:26:02 PM CST, Per 68 wrote:

malcolmlewis;2844394 Wrote:
> Hi
> You should be fine with that card… you might want to use YaST
> software mamagement to install or via zypper from the command line, in
> either case search on nvidia to install.
>
> Else (as the norm for Tumbleweed) try a zypper -vvv dup instead.

I installed nvidia-gfxG04-kmp-default, nvidia-computeG04, nvidia-glG04
and x11-video-nvidiaG04 which removed x11-video-nvidiaG02,
nvidia-computeG02and nvidia-gfxG02-kmp-pv. When I restarted my system, I
got a flickering text login as if the system constantly tried to start
X, but failed. I then renamed /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I’m back to the
nouveau driver again. Any idea what to try next?

Hi
For a start should be no /etc/X11/xorg.conf to start with, if it’s
using nouveau now, then it didn’t blacklist it?

Is there a file down in /etc/modprobe.d called nvidia.conf?


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Show /var/log/Xorg.0.log or /var/lib/gdm/.local/share/xorg/Xorg.0.log (depending on what display manager you are using).

No, but there’s a file called nvidia-default.conf that contains the line

blacklist nouveau

I’m not sure what display manager I’m using, but /var/log/Xorg.0.log is the newer of the two by four days. Unfortunately it’s too large to post here.

Here it is: [ 37.801] (--) Log file renamed from "/var/log/Xorg.pid-2151.log" to "/var/lo - Pastebin.com

37.889] (EE) NVIDIA: Failed to initialize the NVIDIA kernel module. Please see the
37.889] (EE) NVIDIA:     system's kernel log for additional error messages and
37.889] (EE) NVIDIA:     consult the NVIDIA README for details.

Is nVidia kernel module loaded?

“lsmod|grep -i nv” returns nothing, so probably not.