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Blacklist nouveau

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.

- Memet

It seems cleaner to move this section (Alternative, based on OBS) to it's own page, since it's a totally different method.

Ravas (talk) 01:08, 17 February 2018 (UTC)

I've moved the section to its own article: SDB:NVIDIA using osc

Ravas (talk) 19:36, 18 February 2018 (UTC)


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.


Ravas (talk) 07:55, 15 February 2018 (UTC)


zypper se libglvnd* produces no results on Leap 42.3

This is apparently now provided by the installer.

Ravas (talk) 18:26, 2 February 2018 (UTC)


In what situation is mkinitrd actually needed?

Ravas (talk) 08:41, 14 February 2018 (UTC)

Ravas (talk) 23:22, 16 February 2018 (UTC)

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.

Ravas (talk) 01:25, 20 June 2018 (UTC)

Is the suggestion to remove the drm-kmp-default correct?

A user comments in this post about how the remove of the drm-kmp-default makes the system unbootable and they provide a workaround for this issue. Is there any merit to this criticism of the process outlined in the wiki currently? Should the wiki be updated to reflect this workaround for a potentially common issue? Wandadars (talk) 16:32, 14 February 2019 (UTC)