I can't get it to work. Forgive me, I'm an utter Linux newbie, so I'll need things simple.
Specifically, my card is a Gainward Bliss 7950GT Golden Sample Edition (512MB). The driver version is whichever is here: http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/10.2/
I followed these instructions: http://en.opensuse.org/SDB:NVIDIA_Driver_install_howto
and installed x11-video-nvidia
using YaST but it didn't work.
I did some searching in the opensuse forums and found this:
saying that the kernel-source
packages needed to be installed before the drivers. I installed them and updated the 2 nvidia packages (as the thread said to do) but still no go.
The /var/log/nvidia-installer.log file doesn't exist.
When I run lspci (as someone on the opensuse forums advised me to do) it lists my graphics card as this:
06:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation Unknown device 0295 (rev a1)
People here have mentioned xorg.conf as being important - where do I find that?