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Mar 10, 2011

Just have installed 11.4 on an EVGA X58 I7 LGA1366 platform, 6 GB of RAM, with twin EVGA/NVidia GEForce GTS 250 SLI cards. X11 is configured for the desktop spread across all 4 monitors. I added the NVidia repo, downloaded the NVidia drivers and desktop widget. I am running the default kernel. The NVidia items showing installed via YAST are the nvidia gfx02 kmp desktop graphics driver kernel module for GEForce6xx and newer GPU's, the Nvidia G02 graphics driver for the same version card and the x11-xorg-driver-video-nouveau accelerated opensource driver for NVidia cards.

Graphics performance is horrible-- moving windows results in jittery motion, starting new programs requires a lot of time, sometimes windows leave "trails" and blur when they are moved..... and whenever anything is moved I see (via GKrellm) CPU usage go way up. I am guessing this is to service the graphics. So I am not satisfied that I have the correct driver installed for the video cards. Additionally I question that the noveaux accelerated open source driver is there as well--I would assume that was part of the install package.

From the NVidia page, using their tools to insure the correct driver is selected, I downloaded NVidia Linux-X86_64-260.19.44.run. I do not find this same driver designation (minus the .run) on any of the repo listed drivers in YAST. I assume that to manually compile the driver I downloaded its going to be configure-make-make-install or something similar. I do have (in prep for this) gcc, make and the kernel.src installed. Question is should I uninstall the existing drivers and NVidia packages before trying to build and install the NVidia package that I downloaded directly from their site?

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