The procedure on the wiki is useless, as the links are badly broken.
First, download.nvidia.com no longer works by HTTP. All URLs are 302 redirected to http.download.nvidia.com, from where, no matter what you ask for, you will get a 404 Not Found response and a useless and misleading payload with a Content-Type of application/octet-stream (consisting of the following text: “File not found.” but you may have to jump through hoops to figure that out if you aren’t using IE, as IE gets special treatment.)
FTP seems still alive, so a modification of the Repository information in Yast may work.
Second, no files with “G01” (for the new series) exist anywhere anymore. Nor any files labelled with “-default” for kernel type. There’s still “-pae” and now there’s “-lockdep”. What is “lockdep”??
I made the mistake of clicking the 1-click install button. Yast went through some motions, declared success, and wedged my box on reboot: I got to login, entered userid and password, and lost everything – Dead keyboard, dead mouse, no consoles – except the almighty Reset button.
There is some sort of “nvidia” driver now installed on the system (I see the “tainted” messages zoom by early on in the boot sequence), but I can’t get rid of it, even if I manage to get some kind of init 3 login without X and run Sax2.
Do I have to reinstall Opensuse 11.0 to get a working system?
NVIDIA card: GeForce 6200 AGP. Board (PCChips M848A) has no onboard video at all.