NVidia proprietary driver not used on Linux virtual machine
I have a CentOS 5 virtual machine (VMware Workstation 7) running under a Windows host, and need the workstation's NVidia graphic card (Quadro NVS 295) to work optimally for my data analysis tools.
When I try to install the Linux driver from NVidia's webpage, I get "You do not appear to have an NVIDIA GPU supported by the 190.53 NVIDIA Linux graphics driver installed in this system". I have found my workstation's graphic card in the list of supported graphic cards in the README.
I suspect this has to do with VMware's own graphics controller having taken over, because when I do "/sbin/lspci" I see:
00.0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter
Does anyone out there know how I can let the NVidia driver get installed and take over (it looks like I need its newest version for my software to render properly)?