Nvidia support on SuSE 10.1

I’ve done this a couple of times now and thought I’d post details on how I did it. (Mostly so I don’t have to go searching around to find the links again.)

It is recommended to use YaST for installation of the NVIDIA
driver. There are several reasons for this. First, it's
simple. Second, and this is the most important one, you won't need to
recompile the nvidia kernel module after a kernel update.

Use

YaST -> Software -> Change installation Source -> Add

Protocol: FTP
Server Name: : download.nvidia.com
Directory on Server: novell

to add the NVIDIA ftp server as additional installation source.
Now use

YaST -> Software -> Install and Delete Software

to install the NVIDIA driver. Select the following packages:

x11-video-nvidia
nvidia-gfx-kmp-"kernel-flavor"

"kernel-flavor" depends on your installed kernel. Check with
"uname -r" for installed default/smp/bigsmp kernel. Use "sax2 -r"
for X.Org configuration.

These directions were taken directly from http://www.suse.de/~sndirsch/nvidia-installer-HOWTO.html