This is how I installed the nvidia driver in Fedora 17 for 64 bit x86 without using a 3rd party repository. My experience will not work with all configurations.
1. Download a compatible 64 bit x86 display driver from http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_a...y_archive.html
(32 bit x86 display drivers are at http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html
2. Install the kernel-devel
3. Create the file /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-nouveau.conf