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Updated: 15 August, 2016
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Getting Started
1. Introduction
2. Switching to GNU/Linux
3. Getting openSUSE
4. Installation
Day to Day Use
5. KDE Workspace
6. Apps for Common Tasks
7. Security and Root
8. Terminal
9. Admin. Settings (YaST)
10. Installing Software
11. Software Repositories
12. MS Windows Interop
13. Multimedia Codecs
14. Browser Plugins
15. Graphics Drivers
16. Wifi
A: Help and Docs
B: Games
C. Under the Hood
D. History and Background
E: Getting Involved
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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.

15.1 Nvidia
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 nvidia

The following command should automatically install the correct driver for your card:
zypper install-new-recommends

When installation is done reboot the computer.

15.2 ATI/AMD
Click the button to launch 1-click install of the proprietary ATI driver for Radeon HD5000 cards or later.


15.3 Intel
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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