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RE: [opensuse] Nvidia vs ATI [OT: Sandy Bridge]
- From: Karl-Heinz tm <karl-heinz_tm@xxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Tue, 19 Jul 2011 21:42:42 +0000
- Message-id: <DUB105-W612CCA0F1628162BA6C39BA04D0@phx.gbl>
both Felix and I gave you solutions to your problem (though different methods
to do it) but apparently what was help from our side
didn't get you anywhere. Let's just back down a little bit so that we can get
For updating the driver, it is necessary to add that X11 repo. For updating
the kernel, there are several options; if you don't like Tumbleweed
you can also use the dedicated kernel update repo from the opensuse build
service (I am actually using both).
There is no need to get involved with source or debug packets, nor to compile
anything. We just need to install the
proper rpm packages, i.e. what the repositories provide for "normal usage".
There is also no need to haggle with config files on the console, YaST has a
GUI for all of this.
Let's start with checking/adding needed repos. Open YaST, click "software
repositories" (I'm translating from a german system
so bear with me if you don't see *exactly* what I put here), then in the next
window check if you have repos there with URL
If they are there, close this window ("OK"). If not, click "add", make sure
"specify URL" is checked in the next dialog, and then after clicking "continue"
input a repo name of your choice and the URL of the missing repo in the next
window. You might be asked about accepting a GPG
key when adding a repo, make sure you do this (we normally trust the opensuse
Once the repos are added, open "install software" in the main YaST window. In
the window that opens, click "show" button (upper left, below the "file" menu")
and select "installation sources" (hope this translation from the German GUI
fits). This will give you a list of configured repos, including the two new
Select the X11 repo and then, above the list of software packages, click on
"switch system packages to this repo". Clicking "ok" (or "accept") will
install the new
X11 drivers and all dependencies. If you like or need to upgrade the kernel, do
the same with the new kernel repo. You may need to open the "install
software" again after upgrading the first repo as YaST standard behaviour is to
close this window after an update run.
Once the packages are installed, restart your system and it should now give you
proper graphics support.
Hope this helps,
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