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Old 02-12-2011, 05:26 AM   #1
Juengmhsieh
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Question openSUSE 11.3 x64 graphics card driver issue


I've a big question about openSUSE 11.3 x86-64 graphics card driver. How do I successfully install proprietary graphics card driver on openSUSE 11.3? My graphics card is NVIDIA GTS 250, and Compiz is working on my PC. But it's using "Nouveau" driver, now I want to install NVIDIA proprietary GTS 250 driver. I did gooogle many ways, and tried them for install driver many times many hours. I still can't successfully install it, including "blacklist nouveau", "rdblacklist=nouveau", "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.36.run -k $(uname -r)" ... blahlalala. This is madness! Do you have any solutions?

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Old 02-12-2011, 08:48 AM   #2
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A wizard...

You didn't mention that you tried it this way? I believe that the installer displaces the nouveau driver as it installs Nvidia.

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_dr...C_11.2.2C_11.1
 
Old 02-12-2011, 08:57 AM   #3
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Originally Posted by Juengmhsieh View Post
I've a big question about openSUSE 11.3 x86-64 graphics card driver. How do I successfully install proprietary graphics card driver on openSUSE 11.3? My graphics card is NVIDIA GTS 250, and Compiz is working on my PC. But it's using "Nouveau" driver, now I want to install NVIDIA proprietary GTS 250 driver. I did gooogle many ways, and tried them for install driver many times many hours. I still can't successfully install it, including "blacklist nouveau", "rdblacklist=nouveau", "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.36.run -k $(uname -r)" ... blahlalala. This is madness! Do you have any solutions?
So why can't you install it? IF you really want help, you have to give us details... Like what happens when you try to install the driver?

Adam
 
Old 02-12-2011, 10:09 AM   #4
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If you got the nvidia driver package from the nvidia website, you should also find installation instructions on the same page. If I remember correctly, there are instructions specific to opensuse.
 
Old 02-14-2011, 07:33 AM   #5
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A wizard...

You didn't mention that you tried it this way? I believe that the installer displaces the nouveau driver as it installs Nvidia.

http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_dr...C_11.2.2C_11.1
Thanks for your help.

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So why can't you install it? IF you really want help, you have to give us details... Like what happens when you try to install the driver?

Adam
I downloaded GTS 250 driver from nVidia website, it's "NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.36.run". It shows "... Nouveau ..." something problem after running in Terminal. I don't understand why it is hard to install it in openSUSE?

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If you got the nvidia driver package from the nvidia website, you should also find installation instructions on the same page. If I remember correctly, there are instructions specific to opensuse.
I guess that is openSUSE's problem, because I never met this install problem in old Linux distributions.

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:29 AM   #6
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The instructions...

If you download the driver from Nvidia, there is a README with instructions.

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...DME/index.html

In addition, there are instructions about installing the Nvidia driver from the openSUSE repositories.

http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-...ler-HOWTO.html

You still have not answered whether you have tried the automatic installation wizard I posted.

According to the instructions, installing the driver from the repositories either using or not using the installation wizard does not require you first to disable the nouveau module

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