Re: 180.22 now declared stable, what about repository?
First of all, as author probably doesn't know, every distribution has its own repositories, which are maintained by their people only! They are in charge of everything in those repositories whether code is OS or binary blobs like nvidia or fglrx or any firmware! nVidia has absolutely nothing to do with distribution packaging! If You would like to blame someone, please do that in Suse part in the first place (which I personally don't recommend, since driver is one day old + many more other reasons
I always install video drivers by hand (whether it is nvidia or ati) and never had problems which can't be solved fairly easily! To be exact - I have to install nvidia and fglrx manually, coz I'm using custom kernel...
** Laptop T500: C2D 2.53Ghz, 4Gb RAM, Radeon Mobility HD3650, ArchLinux x86_64, Gnome, custom 184.108.40.206, Catalyst 10.10...
** Homebrew router/media server: Intel Celeron 1.2GHz 256Mb RAM, Intel Integrated Video, ArchLinux i686, no GUI, 220.127.116.11
** Homebrew desktop: AMD Phenom X4 9950 Black Edition, 4Gb RAM, integrated Radeon HD3300 + discrete Radeon 4850 512M, Windows 7 Ultimate (for games), ArchLinux i686, Gnome, 2.6.29, catalyst 9.4... (this now just rocks in lunix, really! )