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Concerning the edit of 19:32, 22 July 2010: This wiki page handles only the easy way of installing NVIDIA drivers via RPM package. And the RPM package takes care of blacklisting nouveau automatically by creating /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia.conf. I am therefore taking out the information about blacklisting nouveau again, because it should not be needed. If I am mistaken at some point, please tell it to me here on this discussion page, thanks. :)

Is there something we can do to pick the nvidia driver after installing these packages? I can manually install the .run package from nvidia's site and get them to work, but can never get these to work by installing them. Also, you say run sax2 -r or whatever. I never knew how to use sax, and it was not very intuitive to set your hardware up. Wish there was some king of fallback when xorg fails to load that you can try to fix it with yast or something... Also, didn't opensuse get rid of sax in 11.3? http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_the_hard_way says they got rid of sax.

Comrad_Kev (2011/05/08): The easy way presents a conflict for me - 64 Bit, GeForce 7200, 11.4, KDE. I have succeeded with 11.3 in the past. Don't understand why it attempts load in both G01 and G02. The progress bar when logging in stops at ~80%. The repository way also fails the same. Failsafe boot works. noprobeset makes not difference. Classic way failed too. Perplexed. Did most troubleshooting, no help. To reproduce:

zypper ar http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/games/openSUSE_11.4/ games
zypper in extreme-tuxracer
zypper up --no-confirm --auto-agree-with-licenses
zypper install-new-recommends

Use 1-Click-Install

init 6

The title of this article

see: http://forums.opensuse.org/english/news/tech-news/451356-nvidia-260-19-29-graphic-driver-released-13-dec.html#post2266117

I am for: SDB:NVIDIA_drivers_(compilied) . Or at least SDB:NVIDIA_drivers_(closed and compilied). But I think if any "warning" about closed/proprietary software is needed/wanted -> a short sentence in every article with a link to the FLOSS / FOSS / oss / Free Software article and a category:proprietary would be a good way. --Pistazienfresser 06:14, 15 December 2010 (MST)


Google brought me here

No idea what SDB is. But nvidia driver & suse not working - seemed to match. Easy method, even better. YAST - ? It won't work long enough to before hanging to run yast. Maybe you could explain how?