[CentOS] nvidia-installer

Tue Jun 25 05:58:04 UTC 2013
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

On Mon, Jun 24, 2013 at 6:21 PM, Rob Kampen <rkampen at kampensonline.com> wrote:
> On 06/25/2013 07:36 AM, m.roth at 5-cent.us wrote:
>> CentOS 6.4
>> Came back from vacation, rebooted workstation, no X. Wound up running
>> nvidia-installer. Now, I had been using kmod-nvidia, but had to stop a
>> month or so ago, when NVidia stopped supporting my two-yr-old card
>> ("legacy"). When that happened, I uninstalled kmod-nvidia.
>> One dumb question: I can't figure out where I got nvidia-installer. It
>> happily d/l the most current valid version with --update, which it tells
>> me (with --help) that it goes to ftp://download/nvidia.com. -v tells me
>> nvidia-installer:  version 319.23
> I use elrepo and have nvidia-x11-drv version 319.23-1.el6.elrepo x88_64
> installed - they also provide older variants i.e. 173.14.36-1 96.43.20-1
> (for the REALLY OLD cards) and 304.88-1 all available in 64 and 32 bit
> variants. Their rpms seem to deal with new kernel updates just fine.

To determine which version to use, you can install the nvidia-detect
package from ELRepo and run it. It will display something similar to

$ nvidia-detect
Probing for supported NVIDIA devices...
[10de:0640] NVIDIA Corporation G96 [GeForce 9500 GT]
This device requires the current 319.17 NVIDIA driver (kmod-nvidia).

The output tells you the latest 319.x series is appropriate (forget
the .17 part. The current is .23) for my Nvidia card.