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Posted by: redman Jul 1 2015, 10:33 AM
Installing the NVIDIA video driver can easily be done by using the ones from http://elrepo.org/.
It is easier instead of using the one from NVIDIA.

All details, including which version of the driver you need, can be found http://elrepo.org/tiki/kmod-nvidia.
Please read the information carefully, it will save you unnecessary work.
There is also a tool to help you determine which driver your card requires in case of doubt.

You need to install three RPMS if you need the driver for 32 and 64 bits software, if you run a 64 bits only system, you only need two files. The following example is for the current driver. When your card is older, look for the legacy files of course (you get the idea).

Support for 64 bits only (SL7):
http://elrepo.reloumirrors.net/elrepo/el7/x86_64/RPMS/kmod-nvidia-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
http://elrepo.reloumirrors.net/elrepo/el7/x86_64/RPMS/nvidia-x11-drv-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

Support for 32 + 64 bits (SL7):
http://elrepo.reloumirrors.net/elrepo/el7/x86_64/RPMS/kmod-nvidia-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
http://elrepo.reloumirrors.net/elrepo/el7/x86_64/RPMS/nvidia-x11-drv-32bit-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
http://elrepo.reloumirrors.net/elrepo/el7/x86_64/RPMS/nvidia-x11-drv-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

Install them from the terminal as root ("yum install *nvidia*.rpm").
You need to manually remove the xorg-x11-glamor package (yum remove xorg-x11-glamor) as it conflicts with the driver.

A list of mirrors of ELRepo can be found http://elrepo.org/tiki/Download.

Posted by: patriehecky Jul 1 2015, 06:41 PM
Additionally, I've had good luck with the following snippet:

CODE
yum install yum-conf-elrepo
yum remove xorg-x11-glamor
yum install nvidia-detect
yum install $(nvidia-detect)

Posted by: redman Jul 2 2015, 05:12 AM
Thanks Pat,

My initial post is useful in case you do not want to add the ELRepo repository but just install the driver.

Posted by: mhhall Sep 14 2016, 01:46 AM
QUOTE (patriehecky @ Jul 1 2015, 01:41 PM)
Additionally, I've had good luck with the following snippet:

CODE
yum install yum-conf-elrepo
yum remove xorg-x11-glamor
yum install nvidia-detect
yum install $(nvidia-detect)



I have tried process above (twice) and found my system unable to use the mouse afterwards.
Has anyone seen this problem or have a suggestion to correct this issue?
Trying to get my system back to working on GPUgrid.

Posted by: Ikeuchi Feb 11 2018, 10:13 AM
Hi Redman. Can you post the guide of installation Nvidia driver on Optimus laptop running with SL 7? I'm having a trouble with that. Thank you!

Posted by: toracat Feb 12 2018, 01:35 AM
QUOTE (Ikeuchi @ Feb 11 2018, 02:13 AM)
Hi Redman. Can you post the guide of installation Nvidia driver on Optimus laptop running with SL 7? I'm having a trouble with that. Thank you!

You can use http://elrepo.org/tiki/bumblebee offered by ELRepo.

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