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Old 05-04-2008, 03:48 AM   #1
El1iP3S01D
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Smile How do i install Nvidia Driver 169.12-x86_64 on Debian Etch amd64?


Folks here's info on my setup,I list here my /etc/X11/xorg.conf file and my Samsung LN-S4092D monitor LCD TV information as well to help you determine what are the instructions to Nvidia driver 169.12 for Kernel 2.6.18-6-amd64? my video card is XFX GeForce 6600 with 512 mb of DDR 2 ram...

Here's the info sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600]"
Driver "nv"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
HorizSync 28-96
VertRefresh 43-60
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce 6600]"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1920x1200" "1792x1344" "1280x1024" "1280x768" "1152x768" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen"
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection

And now here's my monitor info, Guys, how do i use this information?

Monitor
Windows description......... Plug and Play Monitor
Manufacturer description.... SAMSUNG
Manufacturer................ Samsung
覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
Plug and Play ID............ SAM0210
Serial number............... n/a
EDID data source............ Registry (stored)
覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧覧
Manufacture date............ 2005, ISO week 49
EDID revision............... 1.3
Display type and signal..... Digital
Sync input support.......... n/a
Screen size................. 160 x 90 mm (~8")
Power management............ n/a

Color characteristics
Display gamma............... 2.40
Red chromaticity............ Rx 0.632 - Ry 0.357
Green chromaticity.......... Gx 0.289 - Gy 0.596
Blue chromaticity........... Bx 0.143 - By 0.085
White point (default)....... Wx 0.280 - Wy 0.290

Timing characteristics
VESA GTF support............ Not supported
Horizontal scan range....... 30-46kHz
Vertical scan range......... 59-61Hz
Video bandwidth............. 80MHz
Extension blocks............ 1
Timing recommendation #1.... 1280x720 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1280x720" 74.250 1280 1390 1430 1650 720 725 730 750 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #2.... 1920x540 at 60Hz
Modeline................ "1920x540" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 540 542 547 562 +hsync +vsync
Timing recommendation #3.... 1920x1080 at 30Hz
Modeline................ "1920x1080" 74.250 1920 2008 2052 2200 1080 1084 1094 1124 interlace +hsync +vsync

Standard timings supported
640 x 480 at 60Hz - IBM VGA
1280 x 720 at 60Hz - Samsung
1920 x 540 at 60Hz - Samsung
1920 x 1080 at 30Hz - Samsung

Raw EDID base
00: 00 FF FF FF FF FF FF 00 4C 2D 10 02 00 00 00 00
10: 31 0F 01 03 80 10 09 8C 0A E2 BD A1 5B 4A 98 24
20: 15 47 4A 20 00 00 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 01
30: 01 01 01 01 01 01 01 1D 00 72 51 D0 1E 20 6E 28
40: 55 00 A0 5A 00 00 00 1E 01 1D 80 18 71 1C 16 20
50: 58 2C 25 00 A0 5A 00 00 00 9E 00 00 00 FD 00 3B
60: 3D 1E 2E 08 00 0A 20 20 20 20 20 20 00 00 00 FC
70: 00 53 41 4D 53 55 4E 47 0A 20 20 20 20 20 01 8D

Raw EDID extension (reserved)
00: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
10: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
20: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
30: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
40: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
50: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
60: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00
70: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00

Display adapter
Adapter description......... NVIDIA GeForce 6600
Adapter device ID........... 0x014110DE
Display settings............ 1808x1016, 16bpp

User/computer information
Registered user name........ El1iP3S01D
Registered organization..... n/a
Network user name........... Administrator
Network computer name....... IEHOVAH-0007

I hope this helps you and me in determining what is the proper way to install Nvidia Driver 169.12-x86_64 for kernel 2.6.18-6-amd64? So can any of you help me with this issue? Because, i'm tired of destroying my Hdd...Thanks for helping...
 
Old 05-04-2008, 07:53 PM   #2
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Install gcc, make and linux-source that match your kernel version. Then open a console :

Code:
su
init 1              <==screen going black, console mode, give root password
cd /home/your_user   <==in the case you saved the nvidia installer in there...
sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.12-pkg1.run
Answer a few questions, basically you need to say "ok" or "yes", except for trying to donwload a pre-compiled module from nvidia's website which is going to fail.

When you are done reboot. That's the "quick and ugly" way.


There's a "debian way" to do it, it's more reliable and cleaner :

Be sure to have the non-free repository in your source.list (must look like deb http://ftp.uk.debian.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free ), then open a console as root :

Code:
apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare
m-a a-i -i nvidia-kernel-source
apt-get install nvidia-glx
When done edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf (need root privileges), Look for the Section "Device" and change the line Driver "nv" to Driver "nvidia".

Reboot.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 12:02 AM   #3
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theveillon...

Install the driver like this,

apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare
m-a a-i -i nvidia-kernel-source
apt-get install nvidia-glx Then i
sh Nvidia-Linux driver

Is that the way to install it? thveillon, what is make and how do i install it?

Last edited by El1iP3S01D; 05-05-2008 at 12:04 AM.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 03:23 PM   #4
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No, I gave you two different ways to install the driver, the first one uses the nvidia-blablabla.run you've downloaded from nvidia's website, that's the first method (quick and ugly).

The second one uses a tool named "module-assitant" (m-a), it goes with the nvidia driver available with apt-get (synaptic if you use this software as a graphic interface). This two methods are different, and must not be used together !! I would recommend going with the second one (module-assistant), particularly on an etch install.

Don't worry about "make" and such if you go with "module-assistant", just install it with

Code:
apt-get update
apt-get install module-assistant
as root and then run the commands i gave you ("m-a" is short for "module-assistant" on the command line, "a-i" option means "auto-install", the process will take care of the dependencies you need, just be sure you have non-free repository in your /etc/apt/sources.list file.

If you want to use the first method with the nvidia's website installer you must install make, gcc and linux-source-2.6.18-6-amd64 with apt-get before doing the "sh NVIDIA-blablabla.run" thing.

So choose one method, don't mix both.

Good luck, may the apt-get force be with you !
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:00 PM   #5
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you may also need build-essential.. I would change that second line to:

aptitude install build-essential module-assistant

no big deal if it's already installed.. that's the beauty of Debian's package management
 
Old 05-05-2008, 05:10 PM   #6
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Then he'll need an "apt-get install aptitude" first...

I don't use build-essential because it messes with the /usr/bin/gcc symlink which I don't like, but it's a way to throw in make and gcc, not linux-source though.
 
Old 05-05-2008, 06:23 PM   #7
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I know you all want to help, and that's a noble goal, but before you put too much energy into beating this dead horse, you may want to consider this.
 
Old 05-06-2008, 10:54 AM   #8
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rickh

Thank you, i just want a second opinion...:-D
 
  


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