Will Lenny release without NVIDIA?

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Postby slowcoach » 2008-09-11 03:38

FWIW I have been trying the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.67-pkg2 beta drivers, so far there have been no problems whatsoever and 3D rendering speed is noticeably better.
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Postby sir fer » 2008-09-14 05:31

FWIW I'm using the nvidia 96.43.07 drivers on my GeForce Ti4200 and it works awesomely...Compiz-Fusion0.7.7 rox hard.

IMO it's better to leave it to the user as to whether they want to use binary blobs or not..
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Postby jboss1995 » 2008-09-14 14:06

slowcoach wrote:FWIW I have been trying the NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-177.67-pkg2 beta drivers, so far there have been no problems whatsoever and 3D rendering speed is noticeably better.


So can you tell me howto install it? I do the fowling and it crashes on compile.

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /usr/src
ln -s linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... 3-pkg1.run
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.23-pkg1.run
no ok no yes ... crash.
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Postby slowcoach » 2008-09-15 19:30

jboss1995 wrote:So can you tell me howto install it? I do the fowling and it crashes on compile.

apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
cd /usr/src
ln -s linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/L ... 3-pkg1.run
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.23-pkg1.run
no ok no yes ... crash.

After installing build-essential and the correct linux header I download the binary from nVidia, Alt+Ctrl+F1 login as root, change to the downloaded binary directory and enter
/etc/init.d/gdm stop (if you are using KDE replace gdm with kdm) then enter
CC=/usr/bin/gcc-4.1 sh NV then press the Tab key to autocomplete.

After the build, restart Gnome/KDE with /etc/init.d/??? start (where ??? = gdm or kdm as before)
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Postby Eck » 2008-09-17 15:13

Guys, for Lenny and its Kernel the NVidia packages in the Sid repo, even for the legacy cards, work around the problem that the official NVidia installers have with Debian's inclusion of Xen in their official Kernels.

I just hope that the maintainer gets his version mis-match problem between the rest of the packages and the modules fixed up before Lenny actually comes out without NVidia included. It appears to be the only thing holding it up. Freeze would be lifted for it if the version of the modules would be updated to match everything else.
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