I had trouble with getting the Nvidia driver to work. Rather than keep fighting with it, I decided since I had the nouveau driver installed, and to keep with open source, to figure out how, if it was even possible, to get 3D working with the nouveau driver. I found this document; nouveau Wiki - MesaDrivers which lead me to get Mesa-nouveau3d; software.opensuse.org: Search Results I did the search for 12.1, you can change it to fit your version. Glxinfo does show direct rendering after reboot. Problem solved.