What error message you got? What files did you get?
If X is not starting then run Xconfigurator as root in the text mode. Configure X from there it will revert to your old nv driver. Then issue
rpm -e NVIDIA_kernel NVIDIA_GLX
it will remove nvidia rpms (you got rpms, right?). Then if you want reboot, back to X -> get src.rpm from NVIDIA site, now everything from this point on must be done in pure text mode (console) [runlevel 3] - except downloading files it is optional (X or no-X). To go to runlevel 3 from X is fairly simple. Open Xterm -> become root with su -> issue
Now login back to your system as root
rpm --rebuild /path/to/downloaded/NVIDIA_kernel.src.rpm /path/to/downloaded/NVIDIA_GLX.src.rpm
rpm -Uhv /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA*
If there are no errors, you must edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file
I'm not going to persue you to use my favorite editor, which is vi, use whatever is better for you (if you are familiar with any of course)
what needs to be done is add the following lines to the Load statements section of the file
remove the one that says
I assume if any exist.
Scroll down to the section Driver
and substitute "nv" to "nvidia"
save the file, exit off root, log back in as yourself and try
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P.S. Can't beleive it took me 6 minutes to type this reply. tar.gz is another good option.