No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

If none of the more specific forums is the right place to ask

No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-11-02 09:34

Hello ,

i installed Debian Wheezy on my Imac early 2009.

Because startup fails with some error i must add "nomodeset"

afterwards i tried to install Nvidia-Driver ,

but i found that the package "Nvidia-Driver" is no more for Wheezy.
Am i missing something or is this a bug?

I tried then to install Nvidia-Driver from Wheezy-Backports which is 340.+ , but it was not so good as expected, so i#d like to use earlier version 304.+

How can i install this Driver withouth Nvidia-Driver listed as package?


Thank you very much
mrkapqa
 
Posts: 56
Joined: 2014-04-22 08:30

Re: No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

Postby None1975 » 2017-11-02 14:17

mrkapqa wrote:How can i install this Driver withouth Nvidia-Driver listed as package?

Hello. Please, read Debian Wiki, section "Debian 7 "Wheezy". As you can see, you must install nvidia-glx package. Hope it helps. Good look/
OS: Debian 9.3 / WM: i3wm
Debian Wiki | DontBreakDebian, i3wm
User avatar
None1975
 
Posts: 230
Joined: 2015-11-29 18:23
Location: Lithuania

Re: No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

Postby Ardouos » 2017-11-02 14:26

You can always install Jessie and use the legacy driver if all fails:

https://packages.debian.org/jessie/nvid ... 4xx-driver
User avatar
Ardouos
 
Posts: 955
Joined: 2013-11-03 00:30
Location: Elicoor II

Re: No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

Postby stevepusser » 2017-11-02 19:25

What's wrong with using Stretch on that hardware? Is it that the Nvidia proprietary driver for your older card won't work at all on Stretch? Maybe the newer version of nouveau will be good enough by now.
The MX Linux repositories: Backports galore! If we don't have something, just ask and we'll try--we like challenges. New packages: Krita 3.3.2.1, Pale Moon 27.6.0, Audacity 2.2.0, mpv 0.27.0, Corebird 1.7.1, Firefox 57.0, SMPlayer 17.11.2
User avatar
stevepusser
 
Posts: 8938
Joined: 2009-10-06 05:53

Re: No Nvidia-Driver for Wheezy anymore?

Postby mrkapqa » 2017-11-25 18:30

thanks, i think it got cleared , there was an error in the Debian Wiki;

i am trying now Stretch on my Thinkpad T400 , so far , so good.

Strangely, whenever i update the sources.list there is always a strange delay , that i did not notice with earlier versions of debian.

stretch seems more stable than jessie :)
mrkapqa
 
Posts: 56
Joined: 2014-04-22 08:30


Return to General Questions

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests

fashionable