nVidia graphics on SuSE 10.1

As I want to move some of the more CPU intensive scripts away from live web servers, I have installed SuSE 10.1 on my own computer. Unfortunately, the graphics card didn’t have the Linux drivers available on the installation disk, making 1600×1200 resolutions unavailable. One thing that I must have on my 20.1" LCD screen is the native resolution for an OS – otherwise it annoys the hell out of me.

The information available on the Open SuSE website doesn’t deal with an important factor: the install program: YaST.

If you are running SuSE 10.x and cannot realise the potential of your nVidia graphics card, please go to the Novel Cool Solutions page for the proper walk-thru. If only I knew this earlier, I would have saved myself hours of trawling other websites to dicipher the errors from the Open SuSE instructions.

YaST: Software Management: kernel-source

With the standard install of SuSE 10.1, you simply need to know this: go to the YaST control centre, click "Software Management", search for kernel-source and tick the box next to the kernel-source package. Now, you’ll be able to install the nVidia Linux drivers.

One thought on “nVidia graphics on SuSE 10.1”

  1. Yeah, that’s the only problem with Linux: are the drivers available? I’ve ran into that problem so many times. Even on my nVidia 6200, I had a hard time finding a driver that gave me complete functionality.

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