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Installing nVidia Drivers


Installing nVidia Drivers on a OpenSUSE Leap 15:

OpenSUSE have made it easy for its users to install nVidia Drivers.  To install nVidia, you will need to go to YAST, then click on Software Repositories.  Once in the Software Repositories section, click ADD on bottom left and select Community Repositories then Next.  Select the nVidia here and click OK.  This should ask you to approve and Trust the repository for your operating system.  Once the repository is added, go to Online Update and click on the Extras tab on the top and select "Install All Matching Recommended Packages).  This should also pull the appropriate drivers for nVidia Card installed.  You can enable multiple screens by going to nvidia-settings.  
Command lines command:  
# zypper addrepo --refresh https://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/15.0 NVIDIA
# zypper inr -r NVIDIA

Installing nVidia Drivers on a Linux Machine:

Step 1:  Visit nVidia driver website and download the latest driver for your nVidia Card: http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html

Step 2:  Bring up your terminal and type: "init 3" and hit enter to go into runlevel 3 to install drivers.  

If you have rebooted and are at a blank screen with a login prompt, login as root and contiune to the next step

Step 3:  Locate the new drivers that you downloaded from the nVidia website and use the following command:

chmod +x nVidiaDriverName.Version.run


(This should install the driver on your machine)

Step 4:  Then use the following command to enable your nVidia drivers.

For OpenSUSE Leap 42.3 and earlier:

nvidia-settings (& save the xorg file in the following location: /etc/X11/Xorg.conf)

Step 5:  Test your screen and exit the nvidia-settings and reload your interface 5 by "init 5" and your nVidia drivers should be installed.


Addtional links and help:

"Easy way to get NVIDIA drivers"

"How to manually install the NVIDIA hardware driver"

For further help, please contact us at support@sci.utah.edu


(Note: For CUDA Developers drivers, download the latest version from the following website:
https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads and follow the same installation process from Step 2)