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Old 08-02-2006, 09:08 AM   #1
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NVIDIA dirvers and kernel image and souce


I have been trying to increase my screen resolution to
to 1280x1024. After trying some of the remedies posted with no luck, I upgraded the kernel image and kernel source and then installed Debian's NVIDIA driver tar ball. I noticed that some of the posts mention that in /usr/src the source has to be linked to linux, but I am not sure what needs removed and linked. If someone can assist me, I would appreciate it. Below is some info.

Just in case I have to recompile the kernel, does anyone know of a good how-to link to install the kernel and source?


Hardware
Dell 380 Precision
LCD Monitor
Nvidia graphics card

Debian Sarge 3.1

root@pnc0d0pj:/usr/src# uname -r
2.6.8-3-686

# ls /usr/src
kernel-headers-2.6.8
kernel-headers-2.6.8-2
kernel-source-2.6.8
linux



aptitude show kernel-image-2.6.8
Package: kernel-image-2.6.8
New: yes
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: examplerev01
Priority: optional
Section: base
Maintainer: Unknown Kernel Package Maintainer <unknown@unconfigured.in.etc.kernel-pkg.conf>
Uncompressed Size: 45.2M

Description: Linux kernel binary image for version 2.6.8.
Package: kernel-source-2.6.8
State: installed
Automatically installed: no
Version: 2.6.8-16sarge4
Priority: optional
Section: devel
Maintainer: Debian kernel team <debian-kernel@lists.debian.org>
Uncompressed Size: 35.1M
Depends: binutils, bzip2, coreutils | fileutils (>= 4.0)
Description: Linux kernel source for version 2.6.8 with Debian patches

Tar Ball
nvidia-graphics-drivers-1.0.7174.orig (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg0.run
 
Old 08-03-2006, 03:31 AM   #2
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I just got my Nvidia graphics card up and running. Here is how I did it all.

First:
Code:
apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`
Second: I used synaptic to install the kernel source for sarge(I could not get it installed with apt-get)

Third:
Code:
cd /usr/src
tar -jxvf kernel-source-2.4.x.x.tar.bz2
ln -s /usr/src/kernel-source-2.4.x.x 2.4.x. ( I think mine was 2.4.27)
Fourth:
Code:
apt-get install nvidia-glx
Fifth: Downloaded Nvidia Driver from Here

Sixth:
Code:
chmod 755 Nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run
Last:
Code:
sh Nvidia-linux-x86-1.0-8762-pkg1.run
That should get the nvidia driver that supports 3d acceleration going. Now to change your Screen Settings.

Code:
cd /etc/X11
vi XF86Config-4
Locate the Section that says Screen. Then Check the Default Depth. What ever that setting is locate the corresponding entry and press i to insert. now just type in the following

Code:
"1280x1024"
Your line should now say something like this.

"1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

press esc then hit :wq to write and quit Then reboot and you should be up and going.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 10:18 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jstephens84
I just got my Nvidia graphics card up and running. Here is how I did it all.



Fourth:
Code:
apt-get install nvidia-glx
Pretty much any post I have seen by the Nvidia Corporation support people on the nvnews website says not to install that package when using their drivers and if installed use the --purge option when uninstalling. Might I suggest this page using either the module-assistant method or pre-built packages if running a Debian kernel.
 
Old 08-07-2006, 07:16 AM   #4
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Ok, it's up! Thanks for you assistance!
 
  


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