I'm having the same problem. I don't quite understand what happened between the first post and second post. Anyway I'm going to go look for that tarball or gzip or whatever.
I'm what you might call a n00b <<
how did you get the package unpacked?
I found the tarball on the nvidia site...damn rpms :P I don't know why the RPM's didn't work but I'll look into it later when I need it again :P for now I have to start working on wlan
mwahahah one step further