SDB Talk:NVIDIA the hard way
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The Nvidia installer creates the file /etc/modprobe.d/nvidia-installer-disable-nouveau.conf , which blacklists nouveau; removing the file re-enables nouveau. I recommend someone who is more experienced than me in editing wikis to add this to the page.
- Amadesu (2011/05/22)
I think that the title "the hard way" is a bit too discouraging. What about calling it simply "classical way" or "manual driver installation" or similar? Just my 2 ct.
- Martin helm
The osc part isn't clear enough for someone who hasn't used openSUSE before, I suppose. There should be a link or some explanation about how the command osc works. I had no clue about what the username and password was, (I entered my system username and password, i.e., sudo password). There should at least be some reference to creating a SUSE account and using that as credentials.
It seems cleaner to move this section (Alternative, based on OBS) to it's own page, since it's a totally different method.
I've moved the section to its own article: SDB:NVIDIA using osc
It works fine for me on the 11.4RCs with the latest 260 driver. I've also found that "kernel-devel" appears to be sufficient (which is what the package descriptions imply) and saves 300+MB.
zypper se libglvnd* produces no results on Leap 42.3
This is apparently now provided by the installer.
In what situation is mkinitrd actually needed?
Additions to the current procedure
I removed the newly added suggested seen here:
This is not needed if you follow the instructions in the previous section. Further, I think you would want to use "stop" not "disable".
I did a lot of testing to find the most efficient procedure that consistently works. If anyone comes up with a superior procedure, then please discuss it here first. I want to avoid this article becoming a hodgepodge again.