kmod-nvidia-173xx provides the NVIDIA 173xx legacy driver kernel module (nvidia.ko). It is built to depend upon the specific ABI provided by a range of releases of the same variant of the Linux kernel and not on any one specific build.

nvidia-x11-drv-173xx provides the proprietary NVIDIA 173xx legacy binary OpenGL X11 display driver files.

yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=elrepo install kmod-nvidia-173xx nvidia-x11-drv-173xx

After installing / updating these packages, users are advised to reboot their system. Simply restarting X may not suffice, one needs to drop out of X, remove and reload the nvidia kernel module and restart X. For most end users, a reboot will be simpler ;)

Notes for users who used Nvidia's binary installer
Users who have installed the driver by running the binary installer provided by Nvidia are advised to uninstall it before attempting to install kmod-nvidia. Run the same script that was used for the installation by adding a --uninstall flag.

The kmod-nvidia-173xx legacy driver supports the following set of GPUs (See: here (external link))
NVIDIA chip name 	        Device PCI ID
GeForce PCX 5750        	0x00FA
GeForce PCX 5900        	0x00FB
Quadro FX 330/GeForce PCX 5300 	0x00FC
Quadro FX 330/Quadro NVS 280 PCI-E 	0x00FD
Quadro FX 1300          	0x00FE
GeForce FX 5800 Ultra   	0x0301
GeForce FX 5800         	0x0302
Quadro FX 2000          	0x0308
Quadro FX 1000          	0x0309
GeForce FX 5600 Ultra   	0x0311
GeForce FX 5600         	0x0312
GeForce FX 5600XT       	0x0314
GeForce FX Go5600       	0x031A
GeForce FX Go5650       	0x031B
Quadro FX Go700         	0x031C
GeForce FX 5200         	0x0320
GeForce FX 5200 Ultra   	0x0321
GeForce FX 5200         	0x0322
GeForce FX 5200LE       	0x0323
GeForce FX Go5200       	0x0324
GeForce FX Go5250       	0x0325
GeForce FX 5500         	0x0326
GeForce FX 5100         	0x0327
GeForce FX Go5200 32M/64M 	0x0328
Quadro NVS 55/280 PCI 	        0x032A
Quadro FX 500/FX 600      	0x032B
GeForce FX Go53xx       	0x032C
GeForce FX Go5100        	0x032D
GeForce FX 5900 Ultra   	0x0330
GeForce FX 5900         	0x0331
GeForce FX 5900XT       	0x0332
GeForce FX 5950 Ultra   	0x0333
GeForce FX 5900ZT       	0x0334
Quadro FX 3000          	0x0338
Quadro FX 700           	0x033F
GeForce FX 5700 Ultra   	0x0341
GeForce FX 5700         	0x0342
GeForce FX 5700LE       	0x0343
GeForce FX 5700VE       	0x0344
GeForce FX Go5700       	0x0347
GeForce FX Go5700       	0x0348
Quadro FX Go1000        	0x034C
Quadro FX 1100          	0x034E

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