How to install NVIDIA drivers in openSUSE
openSUSE doesn’t include proprietary NVIDIA drivers by default. The included Nouveau driver is okay but it is not good enough for gaming and heavy multimedia tasks. openSUSE makes it pretty easy to install the proprietary NVIDIA drivers. Here is a short and to the point guide on installing proprietary NVIDIA drivers in openSUSE.
First you need to add the NVIDIA drivers repository. If you are running openSUSE Tumbleweed, run the following command in your favorite terminal emulator,
sudo zypper addrepo --refresh https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/tumbleweed NVIDIA
If you are running openSUSE leap, run the following command instead,
sudo zypper addrepo --refresh https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/$releasever NVIDIA
Next you need to identify the model of your NVIDIA graphics card. To do so, run the following command,
sudo hwinfo --gfxcard | grep Model
Now that you have identified your graphics card model, it’s time to install the appropriate driver for it.
For NVIDIA GeForce 700 series and newer cards install the following packages,
sudo zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG06 nvidia-glG06
For NVIDIA GeForce 600 series cards install the following packages,
sudo zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG05 nvidia-glG05
For NVIDIA GeForce 400 series cards install the following packages,
sudo zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG04 nvidia-glG04
For NVIDIA GeForce 8xxx series cards install the following packages,
sudo zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG03 nvidia-glG03
For NVIDIA GeForce 6xxx series cards install the following packages,
sudo zypper install x11-video-nvidiaG02 nvidia-glG02
After the driver installation, a system reboot is absolutely essential so, don’t forget to restart your computer.
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