kmod-nvidia-96xx provides the NVIDIA 96xx 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-96xx provides the proprietary NVIDIA 96xx legacy binary OpenGL X11 display driver files.

yum --disablerepo=\* --enablerepo=elrepo install kmod-nvidia-96xx nvidia-x11-drv-96xx

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. For example:

sh ./ --uninstall

The kmod-nvidia-96xx legacy driver supports the following set of GPUs (See: here (external link))
NVIDIA chip name 	        Device PCI ID
GeForce2 MX/MX 400 	        0x0110
GeForce2 MX 100/200 	        0x0111
GeForce2 Go 	                0x0112
Quadro2 MXR/EX/Go 	        0x0113
GeForce4 MX 460 	        0x0170
GeForce4 MX 440 	        0x0171
GeForce4 MX 420 	        0x0172
GeForce4 MX 440-SE 	        0x0173
GeForce4 440 Go 	        0x0174
GeForce4 420 Go 	        0x0175
GeForce4 420 Go 32M 	        0x0176
GeForce4 460 Go         	0x0177
Quadro4 550 XGL         	0x0178
GeForce4 440 Go 64M     	0x0179
Quadro NVS      	        0x017A
Quadro4 500 GoGL        	0x017C
GeForce4 410 Go 16M     	0x017D
GeForce4 MX 440 with AGP8X 	0x0181
GeForce4 MX 440SE with AGP8X 	0x0182
GeForce4 MX 420 with AGP8X 	0x0183
GeForce4 MX 4000 	        0x0185
Quadro4 580 XGL 	        0x0188
Quadro NVS 280 SD 	        0x018A
Quadro4 380 XGL 	        0x018B
Quadro NVS 50 PCI 	        0x018C
GeForce2 Integrated GPU 	0x01A0
GeForce4 MX Integrated GPU 	0x01F0
GeForce3 	                0x0200
GeForce3 Ti 200 	        0x0201
GeForce3 Ti 500 	        0x0202
Quadro DCC 	                0x0203
GeForce4 Ti 4600 	        0x0250
GeForce4 Ti 4400 	        0x0251
GeForce4 Ti 4200 	        0x0253
Quadro4 900 XGL 	        0x0258
Quadro4 750 XGL 	        0x0259
Quadro4 700 XGL 	        0x025B
GeForce4 Ti 4800 	        0x0280
GeForce4 Ti 4200 with AGP8X 	0x0281
GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE 	        0x0282
GeForce4 4200 Go 	        0x0286
Quadro4 980 XGL 	        0x0288
Quadro4 780 XGL 	        0x0289
Quadro4 700 GoGL 	        0x028C

Known Issues

EL6: Module fails to load - see here: (external link)

Page last modified on Tuesday 24 of April, 2012 16:42:12 MDT