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openSUSE 12.3 (12.2) and nvidia drivers

March 17th, 2013 by

Just a small quick note.

If you are using the nvidia proprietary drivers from our openSUSE repos. Take care of the following fact. By default the new drivers didn’t add your user to the video group.

Getting Gnome, kdm, kde, or other application running well you have to add your user to the video group.

YaST User & group management being your kindly Gui friend.
or use usermod

sudo usermod -A video yourusername

Happy 3D acceleration!

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9 Responses to “openSUSE 12.3 (12.2) and nvidia drivers”

  1. Julien

    Thanks! Very useful note !

  2. Indeed a very important information. There is an OBS repository offering the Nvidia proprietary drivers for different openSUSE versions as well as Tumbleweed. Are the maintainers of both repositories collaborating tightly for allow users to update to the newer kernel releases?

    I personally use the OBS repository and I think that Lord_LT (the maintainer of the repository) could need such a collaboration.

    Thanks a lot for your contribution to make our beloved distribution the best of all.

    openSUSE Linux is unbreakable. Have a lot of fun …

  3. The commandline command should be:

    sudo usermod -aG video USERNAME

    According to my failed attempts 😀

  4. Pol

    Thanks Jos,
    your command works, the one from the article dosen’t. Very useful, yesterday I spent 1 hour trying to get vdpau to work, this solves the problem.

  5. Sharing

  6. thnk

    Thank you for sharing!
    Good job! Everything works perfectly and it solves my problem!

  7. Mark

    Thank you for posting. I had been working for hours trying to find the problem, and this was it!

  8. ahmad

    Can’t see video in kafeine

  9. flegu

    Thanks a bunch! I was getting a quite a sour first impression moving from Ubuntu to openSUSE because of this issue.