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25th March 2013, 11:38 AM

Download nvidia.com the latest driver for x86-x64 (64-bit linux) or x86 (32-bit linux)

# do a yum update to make sure you're on newest kernel release, better to not have to do this twice

yum update

#should be install kernel headers and devel

yum -y install kernel-devel kernel-headers


#make sure Open source nouveau driver is blacklisted from starting on next reboot.

egrep -i "blacklist\s*nouveau" /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf || echo "blacklist nouveau" >> /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist.conf

# move the nouveau module out of the default path so that we won't have it built into the new initramfs.

mv /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko /usr/lib/modules/$(uname -r)/kernel/drivers/gpu/drm/nouveau/nouveau.ko.blacklist

# move the old initramfs to a backup location. Not strictly necessary, but a good idea to keep backups IMO, feel free to skip this step.

mv /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).nouveau.img

# make the new initramfs.

dracut /boot/initramfs-$(uname -r).img $(uname -r)

# reboot into new initramfs where nouveau won't be loaded.

shutdown -r now

# cd to where you downloaded the NVIDIA driver. In my case, it was in my Downloads directory.

cd ~username/Downloads

# make the file executable, and run it, follow onscreen instructions

chmod +x NVIDIA-Linux-*.run

#Ctrl + Alt + F3

service gdm stop


Agreement accept

For Steam and x86 libaries should install (OpenGL) so Yes

Wait For Finish the installer


Have a nice day! Best Wishes from Hungary :)