This is one the most common question asked by newbie: “How do I get (download) and install the 3D accelerated nVidia drivers for Linux system? I am using Fedora/Redhat/Gentoo/(Your distro) Linux…”
Well, nVidia drivers are not included in default kernel as they are not open source drivers. nv driver only provide 2d support.
Step # 1: Download drivers
Download 3D accelerated nVidia drivers. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t forget to read installation instructions provided on same site/page.
Step # 2: Configure X
No need to edit X config file by hand. nvidia-xconfig is a tool for manipulating X config files, specifically for use by the NVIDIA Linux graphics driver. So, NVIDIA now provides a utility to assist you with configuration of your X config file. Type the following command to configr X:
Please note that above site also carries driver for FreeBSD desktop.