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Installing video card drivers from the official

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While searching through many pages of information about Linux and OpenSUSE that I found complaining. For the installation of graphics card drivers from the manufacturer. These appear in the repository often result in errors and critical system states.
I think that when you install an option I should be asking whether to install the drivers or compile a formal closed. When chosen to be the official drivers are able to download the script itself from the pack, and compile the relevant modules into the kernel. Also, the appropriate settings in the xorg configuration. This is mainly on the users complain that they used Ubuntu.


icons/user_comment.png B. F. wrote: (7 years ago)

If I can understand how frustrating could be the installation of video drivers ( read binary proprietary crap ). You should precise that in your feature.
I would prefer to see an increasing amount of tester with a big variety of grafics hardware (Intel, Nvidia, ATI/AMD) testing as soon as possible factory and next build ( saying around M3/M4 ).
It will benefit all real free driver developpement and packaging.

There's nothing really cool you can do with proprio drivers.

icons/user_comment.png T. E. wrote: (7 years ago)

No offence but this feature request really doesn't make much sense. I can't fully understand what you're trying to say but I think it's worth pointing out that the proprietary video drivers are not installed by default in Opensuse.

For computers with NVIDIA cards the default is now the nouveau driver. nouveau is an opensource project which is trying to create an opensource NVIDIA driver to avoid the continual bugs and frustrations with the proprietary one. However nouveau doesn't yet support 3D acceleration, beyond one or 2 desktop effects.

The proprietary driver can be installed easily using the NVIDIA repository for people who choose to use that. The opensuse developers won't fix bugs that have something to do with the proprietary driver (not because they're lazy but because it's impossible with closed-source drivers).

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