To install the NVIDIA GRID vGPU display driver, you must disable the default NVIDIA driver, download the NVIDIA display drivers, and configure the PCI device on the virtual machine.



  1. Copy the NVIDIA Linux Display Driver to the virtual machine.
  2. Open a remote terminal to the virtual machine, or switch to a text console by typing Ctrl-Alt-F2, log in as root, and run the init 3 command to disable X Windows.
  3. Install additional components that are required for the NVIDIA driver.
    sudo yum install gcc-c++
    sudo yum install kernel-devel-$(uname -r) 
    sudo yum install kernel-headers-$(uname -r)
  4. Add an executable flag to the NVIDIA GRID vGPU driver package.
    chmod +x
  5. Start the NVIDIA GRID vGPU installer.
    sudo ./
  6. Accept the NVIDIA software license agreement and select Yes to update the X configuration settings automatically.

What to do next

Install Horizon Agent on the Linux virtual machine. See Install Horizon Agent on a Linux Virtual Machine.

Create a desktop pool that contains the configured Linux virtual machines. See Create a Manual Desktop Pool for Linux.