Nvidia driver - Debian way, custom (or not) kernel.

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Postby tmafcerqueira » 2007-04-21 15:42

Will this driver allow me to use beryl + aiglx on my desktop?
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Postby mzilikazi » 2007-04-21 20:09

tmafcerqueira wrote:Will this driver allow me to use beryl + aiglx on my desktop?

Assuming you have a supported Nvidia card then yes Beryl will work.
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Postby morax » 2007-04-22 18:25

Thanks for this. :)
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Postby jongi » 2007-05-10 22:54

Here is what I did on KDE system to install the latest nVidia driver

1. Download the driver

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# cd /home/user
# wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/1.0-9755/NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run


Obviously the name will change as per driver.

2. Enter a non x-server terminal and run the package

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Ctrl-Alt-F1
# su -
<Enter password>
# cd /home/user
# /etc/init.d/kdm stop
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-9755-pkg1.run
<Follow instructions>
# /etc/init.d/kdm start
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Postby mzilikazi » 2007-05-10 22:58

jongi wrote:For those of us running KDE, to install the nVidia driver from the site change

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/etc/init.d/gdm stop


to

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/etc/init.d/kdm stop


And after running the nVidia package, then

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/etc/init.d/kdm start

KDM is mentioned in the original post BTW. :)
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Postby jongi » 2007-05-10 23:01

yeah. i was hoping I could change the post before someone quotes it. Obviously that failed :(

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Postby mzilikazi » 2007-05-10 23:10

jongi wrote:mzilikazi is a distinctly South African sounding name

Indeed it is! I first heard of Mzilikazi in Micheners book "The Covenant" and found him to be a very fascinating man.
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Postby jongi » 2007-05-10 23:31

aah the Shaka right hand man
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Postby mzilikazi » 2007-07-06 21:46

This post was updated for the latest Nvidia driver available from Debian repos. This is just a quick note to remind those that may still be subscribed to this thread.
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Postby Chris Cornell » 2007-07-11 09:30

thx a lot. As you can see in my signature I run it successfully.
Much appreciate your Howto.
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Postby CocoAUS » 2007-07-29 08:03

WHY THE EFF isn't nvidia-kernel ever in the repos? It would be really nice to be able to just install nvidia-glx and be done with it.
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Postby Chris Cornell » 2007-07-31 12:17

which repos? the official one? ever thought about the licence? :?
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Postby CocoAUS » 2007-08-01 02:57

Chris Cornell wrote:which repos? the official one? ever thought about the licence? :?


It is (or was not long ago...too lazy to check) in the Testing and Stable repos. Besides, all the tools are right in the repos, just nvidia-kernel isn't.
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Postby Chris Cornell » 2007-08-01 13:27

CocoAUS wrote:
Chris Cornell wrote:which repos? the official one? ever thought about the licence? :?


It is (or was not long ago...too lazy to check) in the Testing and Stable repos. Besides, all the tools are right in the repos, just nvidia-kernel isn't.


I know. Than I don't understand your posting before. sorry for that.
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Postby bibou91 » 2007-08-25 10:35

Hi!

I've followed this howto.
However it doesn't work for me.

When i do modprobe nvidia
I've this output

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 modprobe nvidia
sh: /sbin/lrm-video: Aucun fichier ou répertoire de ce type
FATAL: Error running install command for nvidia


People from non debian forums, may think because I had a ubuntu installed before.
When I've installed my debian I kept my home only.

I need your helps! Thank you!
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