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Old 09-25-2018, 06:24 PM   #1
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Distribution: puppy linux, suse 10.0, opensuse 11.3, 12.1, mythdora, opensuse 13.1, opensuse tumbleweed
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opensuse tumbleweed and nvidia drivers for geforce 6200 card


I have a tumbleweed 64bit install with the nouveau driver. The yast repository for nvidia does not have the driver for my geforce 6200 card so I downloaded the driver to compile and install the hard way, except that I have read about problems with the nvidia driver and tumbleweed. Does nvidida maintain a repository for older cards and should I even try to install the nvidia driver since I read about problems after users performed kernel updates and not being able to reinstall the driver?
Old 09-26-2018, 02:26 AM   #2
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I have a proprietory nvidia driver on my tumbleweed and never have a problem with it. I have a short script to handle changes in kernel.
I don't have to use a legacy driver and I think the 6200 probably needs legacy. But I can't see why it wouldn't work as long as you remember to reinstall on each kernel update.

edit: You can always go back to nouveau if you have any real problems.

Last edited by petelq; 09-26-2018 at 02:27 AM.
Old 09-26-2018, 07:29 PM   #3
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My card does not seem to be supported in the nvidia yast repository, so it seems to be legacy. I can install the hard way the 304.137 driver. The nouveau driver works well. Much better than I remember with the earlier opensuse releases, however, running something like open arena slows the card down. I will do one more major system update before trying the nvidia driver with no further system updates afterwords.


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