Trashed my Xorg

Suse 11.4 64bit KDE

Computer not booted for 6 months. Zypper installed 318 updates and I am pretty sure one of them was the kernel. Yes I was careless. I now have only CLI and startx throws out “.serverath.xxxx does not exist”. When I “lsmod” neither “nvidia” or “nv” shows up, so I suspect that I need to re-install the nvidia driver. Searching the forum produces many hits. Can someone please point me to the latest howto?

Many thanks.

P.S. Booted with “nomodeset” and got my graphics screen for now.

Since you are in text mode, you can use the repository way

su -
sudo zypper ar -f nvidia
zypper ref #if it asks to accept key accept it

In yast > Software > Online Update > Update Now

PC: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Core i7-2600@3.40GHz | KDE 4.6.0 | GeForce GT 420
| 16GB Ram
Eee PC 1201n: oS 11.4 64 bit | Intel Atom 330@1.60GHz | KDE 4.7.2 | nVidia
ION | 3GB Ram

Thank you very much. You’ve made my day.