There are two kinds of drivers for NVIDIA video cards:
- The Free and Open Source drivers for hardware from NVIDIA are named nouveau.
- The drivers from the hardware manufacturer NVIDIA are themselves named nvidia and cannot be integrated directly into openSUSE because of their license.
Fortunately for the new users, NVIDIA and openSUSE provide a very easy way to install NVIDIA drivers using YaST.
To install proprietary NVIDIA driver, please consult:
- SDB:NVIDIA drivers if you want to use the package management system (regular users)
- SDB:NVIDIA the hard way if you want to install them manually (experts)
- SDB:NVIDIA troubleshooting if you experience problems with the proprietary drivers
- SDB:NVIDIA Bumblebee for Optimus hardware (common on laptops with Intel chipsets)
See HCL:Nvidia video cards for a list of hardware tested by the community.