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Old 04-30-2006, 04:42 PM   #16
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Did you add "main contrib non-free" in your sources list?
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:01 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by jens
Did you add "main contrib non-free" in your sources list?
Yes, of course I did that But there's not a single error in either the procedure I followed or anyone else for that matter. Please take a look at the URLs I posted above. The package is simply removed from testing. The maintainer removed it. Unless there's an alternative repository available somewhere, nobody is able to install the drivers for testing using the debian way.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:14 PM   #18
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Originally Posted by henk_de_man
Yes, of course I did that But there's not a single error in either the procedure I followed or anyone else for that matter. Please take a look at the URLs I posted above. The package is simply removed from testing. The maintainer removed it. Unless there's an alternative repository available somewhere, nobody is able to install the drivers for testing using the debian way.
What packages do you mean (and what howto are you following)? All the ones I needed are still their:

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debian:/home/jens# apt-cache search nvidia-glx
nvidia-glx-legacy - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver (legacy version)
nvidia-glx-legacy-dev - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-386 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-386
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-586tsc - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-586tsc
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-686 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-686
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-686-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-686-smp
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-k6 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-k6
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-k7 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-k7
nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-2-k7-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.4.27-2-k7-smp
nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-1-486 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-486
nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-1-686 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-686
nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-1-686-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-686-smp
nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-1-k7-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-k7-smp
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6.15-1-486 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-486 (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6.15-1-686 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-686 (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6.15-1-686-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-686-smp (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6.15-1-k7 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-k7 (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6.15-1-k7-smp - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-k7-smp (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-legacy-source - NVIDIA binary kernel module source (legacy version)
nvidia-kernel-2.6.15-1-k7 - NVIDIA binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.15-1-k7
nvidia-kernel-source - NVIDIA binary kernel module source
nvidia-glx-dev - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files
nvidia-glx - NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:17 PM   #19
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using the nvidia installer is simple enough. I just find it strange that it has been removed for so long though seeing as its a pretty widely used package on alot of systems. All that remains is the nvidia-glx-legacy.

see here:

look no package

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ng&release=all

yours is only showing nvidia-glx because you already have it installed.

Last edited by Michael_aust; 04-30-2006 at 05:20 PM.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:38 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by jens
What packages do you mean (and what howto are you following)? All the ones I needed are still their:
Uhmmm... I'm not really sure if I understand why people keep being suprized about this and thinking that other people made errors in the how-to they followed or followed the wrong how-to. If you just look at the page of the official maintainer then you'll find out the package simply isn't there anymore. The package I'm refering to is of course nvidia-graphics-drivers.

I'll quote directly from http://packages.qa.debian.org/n/nvid...s-drivers.html :
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[2006-04-18] nvidia-graphics-drivers REMOVED from testing (Britney)
If I do a search on debian.org for said package, I get (of course) the following:

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You have searched for source packages that names contain nvidia-graphics-drivers in all suites, all sections, and all architectures.

Found 2 matching packages, displaying packages 1 to 2.
Source package nvidia-graphics-drivers

* stable (x11): 1.0.7174-3 [non-free]
Binary packages: nvidia-glx, nvidia-glx-dev, nvidia-glx-ia32, nvidia-kernel-source
* unstable (x11): 1.0.8756-4 [non-free]
Binary packages: nvidia-glx, nvidia-glx-dev, nvidia-glx-ia32, nvidia-kernel-source
So this confirms that Britney isn't lying. The package really isn't there. If you still don't believe this; take a look yourself at:

http://packages.debian.org/cgi-bin/s...ll&release=all

I can type the commands to install the driver out of my head, but just to be sure I double checked the 'official' how-to at: http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers . But you don't even have to start at double checking the commands you typed, as there is a large warning on top of it:

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Warning for Etch users

As of 2006-04-18, nvidia-graphics-drivers was removed from testing. This page needs to be updated to reflect how testing users should get the drivers.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:40 PM   #21
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Originally Posted by Michael_aust

yours is only showing nvidia-glx because you already have it installed.
Heh... you're right.

I guess that does mean you need to do it the nVidia way (easy enough).

Last edited by jens; 04-30-2006 at 05:42 PM.
 
Old 04-30-2006, 05:55 PM   #22
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Originally Posted by henk_de_man
Uhmmm... I'm not really sure if I understand why people keep being suprized about this and thinking that other people made errors in the how-to they followed or followed the wrong how-to. If you just look at the page of the official maintainer then you'll find out the package simply isn't there anymore. The package I'm refering to is of course nvidia-graphics-drivers.
Cause nvidia-glx has been their for ages and I've never used a package named "nvidia-graphics-drivers".
Since it is indeed removed, just use the official installer:
#apt-get install binutils
#apt-get install linux-source-'uname -r'
#cd /usr/src
#tar -jxvf linux-source-xxx
#ln -s linux-source-xxx linux

...and next you can use the official installer.
 
Old 05-01-2006, 09:00 AM   #23
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the problem with unstable packages is that they will be built for xorg 7

also the nvidia-kernel packages and nvidia-glx packages for sid are mismatched (nvidia-kernel is 1.8178 and nvidia-glx is 1.8756)

edit: sorry the packages are ok now!

Last edited by rconan; 05-01-2006 at 09:02 AM.
 
  


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