I stumbled across a few new stuffs today…

To find the PCI ID of a particular device use the lspci command. depending on the version and usage of the lspci command various output is shown. In Fedora, I use the following to identify the PCI ID (Note: the grep is added to filter the output):

$ /sbin/lspci -nn | grep 'VGA\|NV'
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: nVidia Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200] 
[10de:0322] (rev a1)

Use the PCI ID and look it up under Appendix A. Supported NVIDIA GPU Products in any

Nvidia driver documentation (also provided on the Nvidia website).

In this example the PCI ID is 0322. According to Appendix A, this ID corresponds to the

Legacy version (173.14.xx series) driver.

Installation Using RPMFusion

To install the nvidia driver using RPMFusion and YUM.

1. First Install the repository configuration files for YUM. Run the following

(enter ‘root’ password when prompted):

[rtnpro@xps ~]$ su -c 'rpm -ivh http://download1.rpmfusion.org/free/fedora/rpmfusion
-free-release-stable.noarch.rpm \
[rtnpro@xps ~]$ su -c 'rpm --import /etc/pki/rpm-gpg/RPM-GPG-KEY-rpmfusion-*'

Note: It is very important to know which driver your hardware requires. Typically many users will have newer hardware and not have to worry about this issue. However users with older hardware who install a newer driver may have non functional X-servers.


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