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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)

Title

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

OSC

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)

Dependencies

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.

-IBBoard

https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/529710-dependencies-for-installing-NVIDIA-drivers-quot-the-hard-way-quot

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

libglvnd

zypper se libglvnd* produces no results on Leap 42.3

This is apparently now provided by the installer.

https://download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/390.25/README/installedcomponents.html

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

mkinitrd

In what situation is mkinitrd actually needed?

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

https://forums.opensuse.org/showthread.php/529709-Is-nouveau-in-the-initial-ramdisk-image

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