Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

Sign up
Here's how it works:
  1. Anybody can ask a question
  2. Anybody can answer
  3. The best answers are voted up and rise to the top

I have an nVidia FX1300 and can't figure out which driver to use on openSuse 11.2. This card isn't listed for any of the one-click installs.

I need version 173.14.22 of the driver. Do any of the one-click installs contain that?

share|improve this question

migrated from Feb 3 '10 at 15:32

This question came from our site for system and network administrators.

up vote 1 down vote accepted

The second one click install on that link installs x11-video-nvidiaG01 which is the 173 series driver.

NVIDIA have three driver versions - current (190.xx), "new" legacy (173.14.xx), "old" legacy (96.xx) - any of the 173 drivers will support your card.

share|improve this answer
  1. Download the driver directly from NVIDIA.
  2. Stop X.
  3. Run the installer as root (sudo sh NVIDIA.....)
  4. Start X.
  5. Done.
share|improve this answer
Yes, but I like using RPMs so that I don't have to manually reinstall the driver each time the kernel is updated. – Bob Feb 2 '10 at 23:15
You can (with some effort, I admit) hook the driver in with DKMS so the kernel mode driver is automatically rebuilt. See here: (I know it's Ubuntu but I'm hoping the core principals are still the same). – Oli Feb 3 '10 at 13:21
The other option is to write a very small script that stops GDM, runs the installer with the quiet flag and starts x. When you do do a kernel update and reboot, you just have to run your script (taking 20-seconds) and you're good to go. – Oli Feb 3 '10 at 13:22

Your Answer


By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.