many thanks for the quick reply. Since I have never installed anything from a CLI please educate me a bit: knowingly I do not have this run file, NVIDIA says the drivers for their cards are included in the standard Suse delivery. Where can I look for this run file on my system ?
I’m confused did you install the NVIDIA driver via the hard way before??
In openSUSE you can install via the NVIDIA repo. But that is different then installing via the .run files from NVIDIA.
The packages from the NVIDIA repo do not generally need reinstalled since there is code to reinstall automatically if a kernel is updated. Not so with the .run file. There you must manually reinstall after any kernel or xorg update.
There are detailed instruction on the NVIDIA site to install via the .run program.
here are the general instruction dealing with NVIDIA cards
It is a bit kludgier-looking, but is mostly the same. Make certain you have the nVidia repository. Then, in the Software Manager, search for nVidia, choose the correct version for your card, and install.