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Yes, I agree... install from the script available for download at the Nvidia site. You MUST be in run level 3 to install those drivers, though... no X running. You'll also require your kernel development headers to be installed first. The Nvidia script requires that so it can customize the Nvidia driver kernel for your system.
Sorry, I didn't mention that I certainly did all the configuration from runlevel 3, etc. If LQ names me a newbe than only because I am posting rarely. I do so only if I encounter really tough problems.
Even the compiled driver from the Nvidia HP (which is newer than the one provided by the repository), the problem persits.
No problems under 10.1 though. There it works fine...
No offense meant... if anyone is a real newbie around here, it's me. I've only been playing around with Linux since last July. I still have LOTS to learn. By the way, I'm using OpenSuSE 10.1, maybe that's why it was so simple to install the Nvidia drivers on my system. I see that it's 10.2 that you're having problems with. Have your tried the SuSE support forums?
Hi, I have also had a problem with opensuse 10.2. I have had to install the nvidia drivers manually as I am behind a firewall and cannot connect to their server. The drivers install ok but when I configure sax2, the screen goes black and a cross appears in the middle- the computer freezes. (I am using 2 nvidia gf7800gtx cards in sli) I don't know if that has an effect. Has anyone had a similar problem?
Oliver, it seems no one answered your first question directly. As near as I have been able to determine, the current NVIDIA driver (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9746-pkg1.run for 32-bit x86) works fine with openSUSE 10.2 and various NVIDIA GPU-based cards. I've installed it on machines with different cards and noticed no issues. Incidentally, you did not specify the video card model you are using, your monitor, or the system you are using (32-bit, etc.) and that would help for future posts. Otherwise, people have no choice but to give you generalized suggestions, since NVIDIA provides different drivers and different card/monitor/motherboard setups affect driver choice and installation options.