Why won't the Nvidia driver compile/install/load under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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Issue

  • The Nvidia video driver will not install/compile under Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.
  • After kickstarting my machine with custom Nvidia drivers I get a blank screen, xorg doesn't come up properly.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 6
  • 3rd party driver Nvidia

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