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Old 06-08-2007, 04:13 PM   #1
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Installing nVidia Drivers


I have a GeForce 6800 and I have just installed Debian Etch. The X Server won't work unless I get a better driver. When I download the linux driver from nVidia.com, it want to compile a kernel interface and I don't know how. I downloaded the nvidia-glx and I don't know how to run this. Can anyone help me?
 
Old 06-08-2007, 04:15 PM   #2
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http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

Replace "apt-get" with "aptitude" in the howto. aptitude is the preferred debian package handler now a days.

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Old 06-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #3
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Thanks, Ill give that a try.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 05:03 PM   #4
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Just answer yes and let it compile what it needs. It will do it all for you as long as you have the needed development tools in place.
 
Old 06-08-2007, 05:24 PM   #5
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I got everything working now, thanks.
 
  


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