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> NVidia Driver with DKMS - New Installation
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 Posted: Jan 25 2013, 07:08 AM
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SL6.x - How to install the NVidia Driver with Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework - New Installation

Installing Scientific Linux
Boot from DVD and select "Install system with basic video driver"
Complete the installation

Update Software
Update software until all updates are installed. System > Administration > Software Update
Reboot the computer.

Install Packages
Install the required packages.
In terminal
CODE
su

<root password>
CODE
yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc make


Install Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework (dkms)
Enable EPEL Repo
Install dkms
Disable EPEL Repo

Download Driver
Download the appropriate NVidia driver, saving the file to your Downloads directory.
NVidia Website
Once the driver download has completed, close all open applications

Switch to runlevel 3
In terminal
CODE
su

<root password>
CODE
init 3


Login as root
CODE
root

<root password>

Change to the Downloads directory where the NVidia driver is
Replace "your_user_name" in the code below with your actual user name
CODE
cd /home/your_user_name/Downloads


Make the Driver Executable
Tip - you can type the first letter of the driver name and then press the tab key to fill in the remainder of the file name. In the code below "<NVidia_Driver_Name>" is replaced with the actual driver name.
CODE
chmod +x <NVidia_Driver_Name>.run


Install the Driver
Tip - use the arrow keys to move the cursor to the selected option, pressing enter will execute the selected option.
NOTE - During the installation, when asked:
1. Would you like to register the kernel module sources with DKMS? ........ - Select YES
2. Would you like to run the nvidia-xconfig utility........? - Select YES
In the code below "<NVidia_Driver_Name>" is replaced with the actual driver name.
CODE
./<NVidia_Driver_Name>.run


When the driver installation has completed and you are back at the command prompt. Type reboot and press enter.
CODE
reboot


You're done, enjoy!
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