Originally Posted by NAC
r u from NZ?
You mean, "Are you from NZ?" Answer = Nope. (BTW: it is impolite to ask folk for details that you do not wish to provide yourself - vis: you have not revealed your
location.) Excuse me, but older hackers like myself can get touchy about these things
: You havn't provided enough detail here. If you are using Fedora Core, then there is no need to install YUM. If you are not, then the YUM instructions will not work for you. Hence: I am confused.
Installing anything by rpm is the same as installing via yum + the appropriate repositories being enabled. The main difference is that YUM attempts to resolve dependancies for you, whereas you have to do the various rpm's in the correct order by hand. (Which can involve many false-starts, known as "dependancy-hell", which you are no doubt familiar with.)
For more information on using YUM with fedora core, I direct you to the official FAQ site.
If the official nvidia driver works well for you - check with the sticky mentioned and see if your system has actually suffered damage before playing with the distro-specific version. Chances are the "damage" won't show up unless you try to change drivers anyway.
All this is well discussed in the sticky thread.
I repeat: read this