15. Graphics Drivers
Note that there's no need to install the below non-free video drivers, if the free drivers used by default work for your needs.
This section describes two different ways of installing the proprietary Nvidia graphics driver, either using 1-click installation or using the terminal.
15.1.1 Install the Nvidia Driver with 1-Click Installation
Click on the button corresponding to your Nvidia graphics card to install the driver with 1-click install.
This driver covers any Nvidia graphics card from Geforce 400 series and later.
This driver covers any Nvidia graphics card newer than 2008 or so. Including GeForce 8, GeForce 100-, 200- and 300-series.
This driver covers Nvidia graphics card roughly from 2007 or older. Including GeForce 6 and 7.
Afterwards reboot the computer.
15.1.2 Install the Nvidia Driver in the Terminal
You can install the Nvidia driver in the terminal. By using this method you don't need to know your graphics card model or series
First add the repository:
zypper addrepo -f http://download.nvidia.com/opensuse/leap/42.2 nvidia
The following command should automatically install the correct driver for your card:
When installation is done reboot the computer.
The free software drivers included by default should work pretty well for most. A proprietary driver does exist, but it is no longer being developed by AMD, instead they are working on improving the free drivers. Read more here:
The 3D drivers for Intel graphics cards are free software, and can therefore be included in openSUSE out of the box. No additional installation or configuration is needed.
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