what drivers do you need for which device?edgar818 said:For the first time in my life i installed the latest version of suse linux. But can someone clue me in how this os works. I havent been able to get the graphic drivers installed nor the internet. So how do I install drivers on this os.
edgar818 said:yea but how do i install them onto linux?
What kind of internet connection do you have?It is recommended to use YOU (YaST Online Update) for (re)installation
of the nvidia driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.
Inside YOU enable "Installable and Installed Patches" for "Show Patch
Category" and select "Download NVIDIA(r) Graphics Driver" from the
patches list (usually at the bottom of the list). Note, that you need
to mark it as "Update" (right mouse click) if you already installed it
before and the driver was uninstalled - for any reason. Proceed as
usual now. After YOU has finished restart your Xserver (i.e. logout
from your Xsession) and you're fine.
People who aren't afraid of recompiling the nvidia kernel module or
even reinstalling the nvidia driver each time the kernel has been
updated and want or need to use the latest and greatest nvidia driver
can use the following steps 1-3. The others should use the
instructions above using YOU and skip the steps below.
1) Kernel sources must be installed and configured. Usually this means
installing the 'kernel-source', 'make' and 'gcc' packages with YaST2.
Update it - if not already done - via YaST2 Online Update (YOU).
2) Use the nvidia installer for 1.0-8178.
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-8178-pkg1.run -q
3) Configure X.Org with
sax2 -m 0=nvidia (0 is a digit, not a letter!)
NOTE: There is no need to try to enable 3D support. It's already
enabled, when the nvidia driver is running.
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