For nVidia card there is a custom driver that have been provided by nvidia.com itself.
but somehow each time we update the kernel.. we need to re-run the installer again..
to avoid this.. we come to use use dkms technology at which will automatically re-compile these kernel
module into new kernel .. each time kernel been updated..
for nvidia graphic card..
1. need to get Rpmforge repo
2. install the dkms package with :
yum install dkms -y
3. install nvidia kernel mod with dkms:
yum install "dkms-nvidia-x11-drv.i386" -y
verify that you got installed this package
rpm -ql dkms-nvidia-x11-drv-185.18.14-1.nodist.rf
.. because with just “yum install dkms-nvidia” somehow it pick up the wrong package…
such as this one “nvidia-x11-drv-96xx-1.0.9631-1.nodist.rf.i386”
4. re-configure /etc/X11/xorg.conf with :
at “Terminal” as root
5. Reboot the system : ”
.. during reboot.. you shall able to see nvidia logo to splash quite a few times..
p/s : .. some graphic feature just went sluggish without proper nvidia driver.. 🙂