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install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby hesse » 2017-05-02 12:29

I am installing debian testing netinstall + kde but it does not work, I only have access to the console when the pc decides to turn on. Nvidia drivers do not work, my card is a gtx950M. Can someone help me?.
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Re: install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby marcetm » 2017-05-02 13:19

Take a look at:

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD ... 2Jessie.22

Follow the steps for Jessie and it will work in stretch at least so it was in my box.
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Re: install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby hesse » 2017-05-02 21:14

marcetm wrote:Take a look at:

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD ... 2Jessie.22

Follow the steps for Jessie and it will work in stretch at least so it was in my box.

I am not understanding..backports on debian testing ??! why? really?.
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Re: install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby Ardouos » 2017-05-02 21:35

marcetm wrote:I am not understanding..backports on debian testing ??! why? really?.

No offense but the fact that you installed testing should implies that you should know how to install or backport a Nvidia driver.

Marcetm has provided all of the information required for your purpose.

If you need more assistance, I would recommend that you install stable which is what the documentation is primarily written for. Or wait the short while for testing to eventually become the next stable and supported documentation will be released.

Edit:
marcetm wrote: my card is a gtx950M

From what it looks like, you have a laptop GPU, which may mean you have an optimus setup.

It may will help you posted your display outputs.
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# lspci | grep VGA


If you have both an Intel card and a Nvidia card. That means you have an Optimus setup and you will need to use Bumblebee to use the Nvidia/ discrete card for applications. More to the point, your immediate concern is not your Nvidia card, rather whether you can display a graphical output with your Intel chipset.

https://www.nvidia.com/object/optimus_technology.html
https://wiki.debian.org/Bumblebee
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Re: install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby stevepusser » 2017-05-02 21:37

Just ignore anything about backports...use what nvidia-detect recommends. Make sure you install the headers for your kernel along with build-essential--easy way to do this is to install module-assistant and run "m-a prepare" in a terminal as sysadmin.

But your problem also makes me wonder what Debian really sees for your hardware. Can you install inxi and give us the output of

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inxi -F
when run as a standard user?

With a 950m, I am thinking of possible Optimus hybrid graphics.

Or maybe it's a waste of time helping you, since you don't respond to those simple requests and we have to pry any information out of you: viewtopic.php?f=6&t=125959&p=600863#p600863
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Re: install debian testing with driver nvidia

Postby marcetm » 2017-05-03 13:23

I didn't say anything about using backports in Debian testing, besides, as far as I know, there's no such a thing... In the link I wrote, everybody has the information enough to manage installing nvidia propietary driver, I highly recommend to read it entirely before type any command in the terminal. In my case with an ASUS GeForce GT 710 card I could install in just one command:

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#aptitude -r install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') nvidia-kernel-dkms


But this may no apply for your case specially if you've got an older chipset and then you surely need to change "nvidia-kernel-dkms" with "nvidia-kernel-legacy-XXX-dkms".

I wrote a minihowto but since it's been written in spanish i won't put the link here. I don't know if it's allowed to put links in this forum in other language than english but if anybody wants it send me a private message.

EDIT: When I say "read it entirely" I mean read it and try to understand all even at the bottom the "See also" links.
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