Originally Posted by barrynv
It's enough of a pain to reinstall the driver with each kernel update
[ This may be OT here but I could not help making a comment. ]
I recommend you install the kernel version independent, kABI-tracking nvidia kernel module from the ELRepo Project. It survives kernel update and, because there is no compilation process required, you do not need development software.
The current version in the main repo is 256.53-1.el5. The latest version 260.19.12-1.el5 is in the *testing* repo. However, because of the ongoing problem with vmware/KVM, I doubt it gets promoted to the main repo any time soon.
Akemi (ELRepo team member)