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

John Doe jdmls at yahoo.com
Mon Nov 15 05:18:45 EST 2010


From: Nicolas Kovacs <contact at kikinovak.net>

> 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. 

I use dkms-nvidia-x11-drv and it works fine between kernel updates...
While I know kmod is said to be better, last time I tried it, I failed to make 
it work.
Maybe I will retry kmod later...

JD


      


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