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3D acceleration in OpenSuse

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So I just installed Open Suse on my laptop, but I can't seem to do any fun stuff like Desktop Effects because i get an error message telling me 3D acceleration is not supported. My laptop has an 8400M in it, so I'm sure it can handle it. Any help with this problem would be appreciated. I'm still a little new to linux, so I might be missing something obvious. I've tried setting things up in SaX2, but nothing is seeming to work. What do I need to do to get my graphics set up?

EDIT: I figured it out...sorry for jumping the gun on the post. Now for the wireless card.
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Go to nVidia's site and choose the driver for your card and OS. I think you would choose "8 series," then Linux (x86 or x64?) as your OS, depending on if you have 64- or 32-bit. Then scroll down to where it talks about Suse. There should be a "1-click Install" button. Hit it, run the file, enter your password, and it should do its own thing. After that process, you should be able to go into a terminal and do these things:

Code:
cd /etc/X11
sudo cp xorg.conf xorg.conf2 <-- This will back up your xorg.conf file
sudo nvidia-xconfig <-- This should autogenerate a newly configured xorg.conf file designed for your GPU
Now just log out and log back in (which will restart X), and you should be good to go (no reboot required).
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I found a simple 1 click step on the opensuse site that I overlooked the first time. Thanks for the help though. +rep.

Also, any help you can offer me with the wireless card would be greatly appreciated as well .
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Hard DriveHard DriveHard DriveCooling
Samsung 850 EVO  Kingston HyperX 3K Seagate Barracuda 7200.14 Noctua NH-D15 
OSOSMonitorKeyboard
Kubuntu  Windows 10 Pro Dell U2515H CM Quickfire TK (Cherry Blue) 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
EVGA 750 G2 Enthoo Pro Logitech G502 Logitech G440 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Sempron 3300+ HP stock mobo (laptop) 200M (IGP) 2x1GB PC3200 
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Originally Posted by BiG O View Post
I found a simple 1 click step on the opensuse site that I overlooked the first time. Thanks for the help though.
That's what my post was all about XD
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