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> Easy installation of NVIDIA driver [SL6/7]
redman
 Posted: Jul 1 2015, 10:33 AM
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Installing the NVIDIA video driver can easily be done by using the ones from ELRepo.
It is easier instead of using the one from NVIDIA.

All details, including which version of the driver you need, can be found here.
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):
kmod-nvidia-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
nvidia-x11-drv-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm

Support for 32 + 64 bits (SL7):
kmod-nvidia-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
nvidia-x11-drv-32bit-352.21-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
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 here.

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

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

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

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

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QUOTE (patriehecky @ Jul 1 2015, 01:41 PM)
Additionally, I've had good luck with the following snippet:

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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.
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