Install Nvidia Drivers In CentOS 6.3

Posted: March 12, 2013 in FX Pipeline, Linux


Install Nvidia Drivers In CentOS 6.3

01- get Nvidia Card Information First
#lspci | grep VGA

02-download latest nvidia Drivers (make sure you care using supporting drivers with your card)
#yum update

#yum clean all

#yum install kernel-devel kernel-headers gcc make

#rpm –import

#rpm -Uvh

03 – blacklist nouveau

#gedit /etc/grub.conf
(Edit file add nomodeset rdblacklist=nouveau at the end of the kernel line)
#echo “blacklist nouveau options nouveau modeset=0” > /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf

#yum install kmod-nvidia
#gedit /etc/grub.conf
(Add nomodeset rdblacklist=nouveau at the end of the kernel line)

(restart your computer)
After restart — go to terminal and login as root (Change Run Level 5 to Run Level 3)

#init 3

(enter your username and password)

(again enter your root password)

go to the location of Downloaded Nvidia Driver .run file
#cd /home/rajiv/Downloads/

Make the file executable and then run it

#chmod +x


after installation done !!!

# init 5
restart your system and Enjoy your graphic card 🙂




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  2. Miguel says:

    Hi, i am follow the steps, but when reboot appear screen black with prompt, i need some to my xorg.conf??? Help please.

  3. Rajiv Sharma says:

    hmm.. got it its easy to fix

    may i know your OS Kernel version —

    rpm -qa | grep kernel

  4. Rajiv Sharma says:

    ok great the update kernel you have..
    which Nvidia card you are using ..?

    lspci | grep VGA

  5. Rajiv Sharma says:

    most of the time this issue is happen because of the nvidia card drivers version is not matching with hardware.

    for your card this is the driver:-

    let me know if you installed the same driver.

    • Miguel says:

      I am download and install this driver nvidia:

      Part of my xorg.conf is

      section “device”
      Identifier “device0”
      Driver “nvidia”
      Vendorname “nvidia corporation”

  6. Rajiv Sharma says:

    xorg.conf is fine.

    this is my Xorg.conf
    # nvidia-xconfig: X configuration file generated by nvidia-xconfig
    # nvidia-xconfig: version 310.40 (buildmeister@swio-display-x86-rhel47-13) Sun Mar 3 23:13:14 PST 2013

    Section “ServerLayout”
    Identifier “Layout0”
    Screen 0 “Screen0”
    InputDevice “Keyboard0” “CoreKeyboard”
    InputDevice “Mouse0” “CorePointer”

    Section “Files”
    FontPath “/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1”

    Section “InputDevice”
    # generated from default
    Identifier “Mouse0”
    Driver “mouse”
    Option “Protocol” “auto”
    Option “Device” “/dev/input/mice”
    Option “Emulate3Buttons” “no”
    Option “ZAxisMapping” “4 5”

    Section “InputDevice”
    # generated from data in “/etc/sysconfig/keyboard”
    Identifier “Keyboard0”
    Driver “kbd”
    Option “XkbLayout” “us”
    Option “XkbModel” “pc105”

    Section “Monitor”
    Identifier “Monitor0”
    VendorName “Unknown”
    ModelName “Unknown”
    HorizSync 28.0 – 33.0
    VertRefresh 43.0 – 72.0
    Option “DPMS”

    Section “Device”
    Identifier “Device0”
    Driver “nvidia”
    VendorName “NVIDIA Corporation”

    Section “Screen”
    Identifier “Screen0”
    Device “Device0”
    Monitor “Monitor0”
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection “Display”
    Depth 24

    you have to re install the nvidia drivers in your system.

    • Ludy says:

      Thanks for the help here. Wish I would have found this page yesterday. Would have saved me a few hours =) Thanks again

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