Installing Nvidia Video Drivers

To install the video drivers from source you'll have to download the kernel headers, or install a custom kernel. See secion Installing Custom kernel.

To do this process I'm creating a directory in mythtv's home directory (/home/mythtv) called nvidia, then going into that directory and downloading the nvidia drivers with the wget command. Then I switch to mode 3, and perform the installation of the driver.

This process involves the creation of a kernel module, meaning that everytime the kernel version changes (when doing a #yum update), you'll have to do it again.

Once the module is built, switch back to run mode 5.

These are the commands to perform all that:

$cd /home/mythtv
$mkdir nvidia
$cd nvidia
$wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86_64/100.14.11/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.11-pkg2.run
#init 3 (enter root username and password)
#cd /home/mythtv/nvidia
#sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-100.14.11-pkg2.run

Now you can save your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and download my working xorg.conf. In case it doesn't work for you, you can always return to your previous xorf.conf or try the graphic configuration (see below).

#cd /etc/X11/xorg.conf
#cp -p xorg.conf xorg.conf.orig
#wget http://www.omcentre.com.au/fileadmin/user_upload/mythtv/xorg.conf

To go back to praphics mode do:

#init 5

Once you are back in KDE, you can configure your graphics adapter by going to:

System->NVIDIA X Server Settings

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