Difference between revisions of "Installing Nvidia proprietary drivers on CentOS & RedHat"
(New page: Category:CentOS This is copied from [http://linux.xvx.cz/2011/01/nvidia-proprietary-drivers-and-rhel6/ Petr’s blog about Linux] to ensure it doesn't get lost. I followed his instruc...)
Revision as of 11:10, 29 October 2011
This is copied from Petr’s blog about Linux to ensure it doesn't get lost. I followed his instructions on a CentOS 6.0 system, whose screen was highly unstable with the Noveau drivers, and it worked perfectly.
From Petr's blog
Sometimes you need to run Nvidia proprietary drivers in various linux distributions. I was able to run it on standard RHEL 6.0 installed as “Desktop” with the following commands:
Update the system and install the necessary packages
yum update yum install gcc kernel-devel reboot
Blacklist the nouveau driver
sed -i '/root=/s|$| rdblacklist=nouveau vga=791|' /boot/grub/grub.conf echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf
Change the initrd image:
mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r)-nouveau.img dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)
Remove the nouveau driver and reboot:
yum remove xorg-x11-drv-nouveau reboot
Stop the X server and run the Nvidia installation process from command line
init 3 chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.29.run ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-260.19.29.run