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Old 07-19-2005, 02:01 PM   #16
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I added it today to get the nVidia drivers, it was part of the instructions on that Web site. As for my release, I installed Sarge a few months ago, but have not changed my sources list to reflect stable:

neuromancer:~# cat /etc/apt/sources.list
#deb file:///cdrom/ sarge main

deb testing main
deb-src testing main

deb testing/updates main

# Madwifi Drivers
#deb sid madwifi
#deb-src sid madwifi

# Nvidia drivers
deb testing main contrib non-free

Should I not have the non-free on that address? I'm not sure I understand the non-free part.
Old 07-19-2005, 02:21 PM   #17
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What you did now is you added a second source that's the same as this line: "deb testing main" Only you added the parts contrib and nonfree. Nonfree has packages in it with non free licenses (everything not gpl I think?)

It's ok to keep it this way, only thing you added was extra packages. You're running testing anyway. The link however, is not only for nvidia drivers, it's a link to all the packages.
Old 07-19-2005, 02:41 PM   #18
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I understand now. I went ahead and commented that address out. I don't want any non-free stuff on this machine unless I know about it. Plus, like you said, after looking at it, I have duplicated what I already had.

Thanks a lot for the help. Any day that I learn something with Debian is a good day for me. I now have added knowledge that I can pass on.

Old 07-22-2005, 08:00 AM   #19
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Originally posted by Tons of Fun
I never got the nvidea drivers working, but don't need them as my LCD monitor does just fine with the VESA drivers (I am not a gamer, so this is OK). But when running dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, I not only chose 1024 x 768, but I removed the other pre-chosen resolutions. This only gives Debian one choice to choose from and it worked.

Good Luck!

Hi you guys,.........I have tried everything you all instructed me to do and still nothing"! - Another thing I tried doing was ti install the "linux-kernel-headers" - but as it turned out, it was already installed.

I did a manual tweaking of the XConfig-4 file and nothing. I also tried fidling aroung with the various resolution choices but nothing happened.

I'm desperate"!
Old 10-26-2005, 06:30 PM   #20
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That worked for me! Thanks MROG et al.


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