[CentOS] C7 and NVIDIA driver

Thu Sep 20 17:59:55 UTC 2018
Yan Li <elliot.li.tech at gmail.com>

On 09/20/2018 10:49 AM, Yan Li wrote:
> NVIDIA actually releases their drivers in official RPM format for 
> RHEL/CentOS. Much easier/faster to use and update than their shell 
> script driver. They are in NVIDIA's cuda repo. You can install the repo 
> files from here:
> https://developer.nvidia.com/cuda-downloads
> Choose "rpm (network)" for the last step to get to the yum repo. I use 
> cuda but I think you can just install nvidia-kmod to get the driver only.

Just checked. The latest repo changed the package name from nvidia-kmod 
to dkms-nvidia.

> A minor problem is that one cuda version and repo are only maintained 
> for about half a year, then NVIDIA moves to next version. If you always 
> want the latest NVIDIA driver, you might need to change the cuda repo 
> URL to point to the latest every year. I only upgrade when TensorFlow 
> supports a new version of CUDA.

I was wrong on this. NVIDIA now actively updates the repo to always 
point to the latest driver. No manual update needed.

Yan Li