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

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Postby didi » 2008-05-05 00:12

Using this HOW-TO, I've just installed the nvidia drivers (169.12-1) on my server and my work laptop and upgraded my workstation ... all using the Debian way :D

Excellent, thanks!

Debian Lenny and set APT::Default-Release "testing"; according to rickh's HOW-TO
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Postby mojoman » 2008-07-27 13:41

I've been doing a new Lenny 64-bit install after buying a new HDD. I'm pretty much sticking to Lenny, save for the few packages from Sid that are *really* needed. Today (2008-07-27) the nvidia-kernel-source and nvidia-glx packages are not available in Lenny. I installed nvidia-kernel-source from Sid, unpacked it in /usr/src, used module-assistant to compile it and then installed glx from Sid, all as has been advised earlier in this thread (although for previous versions of the nvidia packages). It worked like a charm for the current versions too.

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Postby jongi » 2008-10-01 22:03

when i run m-a prepare && m-a a-i nvidia:

http://www.uploading.com/files/MWOX5POW ... g.txt.html
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-10-01 22:05

jongi wrote:when i run m-a prepare && m-a a-i nvidia:

http://www.uploading.com/files/MWOX5POW ... g.txt.html

For a simple text file, please use a pastebin rather than a download site.
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Postby jongi » 2008-10-01 22:19

In OOo, the log file is 137 pages long and doesn't seem to want to post on pastebin.
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-10-01 22:21

jongi wrote:In OOo, the log file is 137 pages long and doesn't seem to want to post on pastebin.

Ah, well fair enough. On the other hand, most people aren't going to be willing to read a 137 page log, so that raises a different problem.
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Postby jongi » 2008-10-01 22:29

that thought did pass my mind i will admit

EDIT: I notice I forgot to mention that this happens with a kernel i compiled. However, apart from the real time kernel options, the config file is one from 2.6.26.1-amd64 (the latest debian kernel if i have the number wrong).

EDIT2: Just noticed I had unticked the option with Paravirtualisation by mistake. Recompiling now. Pretty sure this will fix the error.
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Postby jongi » 2008-10-02 19:45

I was sure the below would work. but no go.I must be missing something.

I compiled kernel-2.6.26.5 from kernel.org with relevant patches. I used the config file from 2.6.26.1-amd64 and enabled the real time options (as I have done on a number of previous kernel builds that have had no problem). yet the nvidia driver fails to compile when i run m-a a-i nvidia.

btw the process worked on kernel-2.6.26.1.
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Postby mzilikazi » 2008-10-02 22:18

jongi wrote:I was sure the below would work. but no go.I must be missing something.

I compiled kernel-2.6.26.5 from kernel.org with relevant patches. I used the config file from 2.6.26.1-amd64 and enabled the real time options (as I have done on a number of previous kernel builds that have had no problem). yet the nvidia driver fails to compile when i run m-a a-i nvidia.

btw the process worked on kernel-2.6.26.1.

Fails with what error?
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Postby Telemachus » 2008-10-02 23:35

mzilikazi wrote:
jongi wrote:I was sure the below would work. but no go.I must be missing something.

I compiled kernel-2.6.26.5 from kernel.org with relevant patches. I used the config file from 2.6.26.1-amd64 and enabled the real time options (as I have done on a number of previous kernel builds that have had no problem). yet the nvidia driver fails to compile when i run m-a a-i nvidia.

btw the process worked on kernel-2.6.26.1.

Fails with what error?

I think it's on page 125 of the error log he posted. :) I know that's unhelpful, but some nights, you just can't resist.
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Postby jongi » 2008-10-03 17:36

Good one Telemachus.

mzilikazi - the log file produced by m-a a-i nvidia is 374k long.lems.

it's strange coz i've done this a number of times without problem. i've compiled 2.6.26.5 without a rt-patch and followed the process again and it works.
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Postby mzilikazi » 2008-10-03 18:43

jongi wrote:Good one Telemachus.

mzilikazi - the log file produced by m-a a-i nvidia is 374k long.lems.

it's strange coz i've done this a number of times without problem. i've compiled 2.6.26.5 without a rt-patch and followed the process again and it works.


Oh sorry I forgot about the nvidia problem w/ rt kernels. Read the last post here.
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Postby jongi » 2008-10-03 23:42

Thanks for that.

You should possibly add that to the opening post of the thread. Will compile overnight and put that to use. Sad I deleted the debs.
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Postby mzilikazi » 2008-10-04 02:16

jongi wrote:Thanks for that.

You should possibly add that to the opening post of the thread.

Done. :)
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Postby estus » 2008-10-17 13:30

i have very big problem when i type "/etc/init.d/gdm restart i get only black screen, and nothink work, i try ctrl+alt+f2 dont work alt+f2 dont work only work ctrl+alt+del :( pls help me
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