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Re: [opensuse-factory] NVIDIA gfx driver RPMs available for Tumbleweed ...
On Wed, Aug 09, 2017 at 03:56:11PM +0200, Stefan Dirsch wrote:
Since yesterday there are NVIDIA gfx driver RPMs available for
Tumbleweed. Feel free to give them a try by adding the repository manually via

zypper ar nvidia-tumbleweed

and install them via

zypper inr

The kernel module is being built during installation (as it's done with the
Leap packages). But the kernel module is also being rebuilt and reinstalled
after a kernel update has been done, since we don't necessarily keep the kABI
stable for TW. This has been implemented by making use of RPM's trigger

Known issues/limitations: nvidia-tumbleweed is a
non-browsable directory, so please don't tell me it doesn't exist after
pasting it into your favorite web-browser. ;-)

Packages are only available for the latest long lived branch (currently
384.59). Reason is, that with TW we switched to libglvnd, which is not
supported by the legacy driver series 340.xx and 304.xx.

If gdm doesn't come up, try using another DM. xdm worked fine for me.
Something is weird with gdm, but I couldn't figure out yet, what. :-(

This has been handled in boo#1053115 and the culprit has been identified.

Workaround available:

I'll send fixed packages to NVIDIA begin of next week. Usually it's not a good
idea to do this friday. If issues arise due to the update, this may become an
inconvenient weekend for users, NVIDIA and me. So I would like to avoid
this. ;-)

Another issue has been *re*discovered at the same time. TW users, who are/were
using the manual NVIDIA installer can be affected by this.

If you had NVIDIA driver installed manually when updating TW from Mesa to
libglvnd+Mesa, you'll see an orphaned* in /usr/lib64 and
/usr/lib. This may have happened unnoticed.

So please check this after running

nvidia-installer --uninstall

and remove these files, if available via

rm -f /usr/lib*/*

before installing the NVIDIA RPMs. This is already documented in

You can provide feedback here in this mail thread or via bugzilla. If you use
Bugzilla, please use

Product: openSUSE Tumbleweed
Component: X11 3rd party Driver

Hope this helps.


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