I've got them installed.
First make sure you have the Kernal Developement packages installed.
To do this (From Gnome anyway):
Gnome menu from the panel. (The Red Hat Icon)....
Packages....(enter your password for root in the dialog)
The Add or Remove Packages Applet will open.
Scroll down to the Developement (White text in blue) catagory
Make sure there is a check mark beside "Kernel Developement"
After that follow the instruction on screen to load the packages. (Basically insert CD and drink coffee.)
This should get the packages for compiling installed.
You may need a Kernal update. I'm not sure (I've only been in linux for a month and RH8 for a week) but I think if you just click on the Update Icon (Blue circle with check mark in it) Up2Date will step you through this.)
If not you may need to go to Red Hat Network https://rhn.redhat.com/
and sign in and schedule an update of the kernel-headers. (Do some digging on this one cause I don't really remember the exact steps. I think it was something like this:
Install New Packages...
Filter the list with "kernel"...
Choose "kernel-source" (I think, it maybe "kernel-headers". Only one exists so choose the one that does.)
and follow it along. I confirmed the selection by clicking Scheduled Action in the left hand pane. Close Browser. BTW: You can't use Konkourer(SP?).)
I rebooted just cause I'm used to MS.
Log back in.
Click the Update Icon. Follow steps.
Reboot again cause Bill has trained us so well.
To install the drivers!!! WooHooo!!!
DO EVERYTHING LISTED BELOW IN A TERMINAL WINDOW AS SU.
IF YOU MAKE A MISTAKE REDHAT WILL NOT LET YOU IN WHEN YOU REBOOT. IF YOU DUAL BOOT WITH WINDOWS I SUGGEST YOU BUY DRIVE IMAGE BY POWERQUEST AND MAKE IMAGES OF YOU LINUX PARTITION BEFORE DOING ANYTHING MAJOR.
USE THE NVIDIA DOCUMENTATION, NOT THIS. I DON'T WANT TO MESS YOUR SYSTEM UP. THIS IS JUST WHAT I DID. (REDHAT 8 AND GEFORCE 3)
GOOD LUCK!!! (scared yet?)
Go to the NVidia site download and run: NVChooser
It's on the driver page.
To run it:
open a terminal to the dir you downloaded to.
su (to run as superuser)
***** (this would be your root password)
sh NVchooser.sh (Actually just type: "sh NV" then press TAB
Two file names will be displayed.
Download the files it lists.
This is what my system reported. If you got the same follow along. If not, sorry, I can't help you):
Download and read the documentation. (Really...)
This is what I did after that.
Following the "INSTALLING/UPGRADING FROM SRPM" section of the documentation.
From terminal as SU in the directory where the files exist type:
rpmbuild --rebuild NVIDIA_kernel-1.0-3123..src.rpm (the TAB trick is good here)
Look for a line near the end that looks like:
I think you can then just type the following.
rpm -ivh /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/NVIDIA_kernel.i386.rpm
I actually navigated to the /usr/src/redhat/RPMS/i386/ dir and typed:
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_kernel.i386.rpm
DO ONE OR THE OTHER, NOT BOTH!!!!
Then make sure you are in the dir with the originally download files and type:
rpm -e NVIDIA_GLX
rpm -ivh NVIDIA_GLX-1.0-3123..i386.rpm
Next, go to /etc/X11/
In here you editing your config file, do the following:
replace the line:
(or Driver "vesa")
In the Module section, make sure you have:
You should also remove the following lines:
save and exit and YOUR DONE.
Reboot and your on your way to 3D gaming.
DO EVERYTHING LISTED ABOVE IN A TERMINAL WINDOW AS SU.
THIS WORKED FOR ME. I HOPE IT WORKS FOR YOU, BUT IF IT DOESN'T DON'T BLAME ME.
SOME PORTIONS OF THIS POST WERE TAKEN DIRECTLY FROM THE NVIDIA INSTALL GUIDE.
Edit- I had commands infront of the files that NVChooser displayed for me. NVChooser doesn't list the commands, so I deleted them for clarity.