[CentOS] Best way to configure proprietary NVidia driver on CentOS ?

Akemi Yagi amyagi at gmail.com
Fri Nov 12 17:37:56 EST 2010


On Fri, Nov 12, 2010 at 2:34 PM, Nicolas Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net> wrote:
> Hi,
>
> What's the best (cleanest, easiest, whatever) way to install the proprietary
> NVidia driver on CentOS 5.5 ? Usually I'm using the RPMForge 3rd party repo
> and compile the odd missing package myself from a Fedora SRPM. But the nvidia
> packages look a bit like a mess. DKMS has errors in the startup script
> (looking for a nonexistent log_action_msg and the likes), so I wonder if it's
> best to just download the driver from nvidia.com and build it myself.
>
> Then I thought : I'd rather ask.

In my [heavily biased] opinion, this is by far the best way:

http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-nvidia

Akemi


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