NVIDIA Quadro FX Linux Configuration


NVIDIA video cards can be buggy. This procedure is written to help recompile new NVIDIA drivers into a new kernel.


  1. Get Video Card Description:

    System -> Administration -> Display -> Hardware tab

  2. Download the latest video driver:

    http://www.nvidia.com -> Download, select video card, above.

  3. Download driver: NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.80-pkg2.run
  4. Chmod driver to 755.
  5. Exit to runlevel 3:
    % sudo init 3
  6. Install the video driver:
    % sudo /tmp/NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.80-pkg2.run
  7. Remove the old wfb module, if necessary the driver install process complains about it:
    % sudo rm /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libnvidia-wfb.so.177.80
  8. Reboot.
  9. Temporarily configure the display with system controls, if necessary:
    % /usr/bin/system-config-display
  10. Configure the display permanently with the NVIDIA controls:
    % /usr/bin/nvidia-settings

    Set monitor resolution to 1440x900.



  1. http://www.nvidia.com
  2. http://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us