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Nvidia drivers setup Guest on 22nd June 2020 03:29:13 AM
  1. How to setup the proprietary NVIDIA drivers for
  2. Redhat 7.0 and XFree86 4.0.1
  3.  
  4.  
  5. RPM Method:
  6.  
  7. a)  Download the drivers from www.nvidia.com
  8.  
  9.     Go to the "Support Center" section, choose "Drivers", then
  10.         "Linux Drivers", then scroll to the bottom.
  11.         In the "Files via HTTP" section, download:
  12.  
  13.         NVIDIA_GLX-0.9-6.i386.rpm
  14.         NVIDIA_kernel-0.9-6.src.rpm
  15.  
  16. a)  Download the updated Mesa packages from rawhide.redhat.com:
  17.  
  18.         ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/Mesa-3.4-10.i386.rpm
  19.         ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/Mesa-devel-3.4-10.i386.rpm
  20.         ftp://rawhide.redhat.com/pub/rawhide/i386/RedHat/RPMS/Mesa-demos-3.4-10.i386.rpm
  21.  
  22.  
  23. b)  Build the binary RPM from NVIDIA_kernel-0.9-6.src.rpm:
  24.  
  25.         rpm --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-0.9-6.src.rpm
  26.  
  27. c)  Install the Mesa RPMs
  28.  
  29.         rpm -Uvh Mesa*.rpm
  30.  
  31. d)  Remove the old GL libraries:
  32.  
  33.         rm /usr/lib/libGL.*
  34.         rm /usr/lib/libGLcore.*
  35.         rm /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.*
  36.         rm /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/libglx*
  37.  
  38. e)  Install the nVidia packages
  39.  
  40.         rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-0.9-6.i386.rpm
  41.         rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel-0.9-6.i386.rpm
  42.  
  43. f)  Now edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4, and change the following section from:
  44.  
  45.         Section "Device"
  46.             Identifier "nVidia Corporation|NV15 (Geforce2 GTS)"
  47.                 Driver "nv"
  48.                 BoardName "Unknown"
  49.         EndSection
  50.  
  51.         to
  52.  
  53.         Section "Device"
  54.             Identifier "nVidia Corporation|NV15 (Geforce2 GTS)"
  55.                 Driver "nvidia"
  56.                 BoardName "Unknown"
  57.         EndSection
  58.  
  59.         and comment out the line in Section "Module" that says:
  60.  
  61.         Load "GLcore"
  62.  
  63. g)  Now restart the X server with CTRL-ALT-Backspace, and you're in business!
  64.  
  65. $Id: nvidia-drivers-setup.txt,v 1.4 2001/03/13 23:11:24 cmalek Exp $

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