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Posted: Oct 17 2014, 12:01 AM
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Joined: 14-December 12
SL7.x - How to install the NVidia Driver with Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework - New Installation
Installing Scientific Linux
SL7.x no longer has the "Install system with basic video driver" option available in the installation options. To permit installation with the basic video driver, on the first splash screen seen during installation, press the tab key on the keyboard to display all of the boot options. Add the following code to the boot options, leaving all of the other boot options unchanged.
Complete the installation
Update software until all updates are installed.
Reboot the computer.
Install the required packages.
Install Dynamic Kernel Module Support Framework (dkms)
Enable EPEL Repo
Disable EPEL Repo
Download the appropriate NVidia driver, saving the file to your Downloads directory.
Once the driver download has completed, close all open applications
Switch to runlevel 3
"init 3" not longer works in SL7 so we use a different command
Login as root
Change to the Downloads directory where the NVidia driver is
Replace "your_user_name" in the code below with your actual user name
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.
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.
When the driver installation has completed and you are back at the command prompt. Type the following commands pressing enter after each command.
You're done, enjoy!