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Old 07-17-2008, 02:01 PM   #1
pawciak
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Kernel 2.6.25-2-686 and Nvidia drivers


Hi i have some problems with my nvidia drivers. I use Debian ( Lenny/Sid ) and I have kernel 2.6.25-2 ( probably the worst version.. ). I have also GeForce2 MX100/200 ( I know - ancient ). My problem is - i tried but i cant.. install this drivers. I searched all the net and i found a clue: before installation i've tried to use sth like that:

export CC=gcc-4.1
export IGNORE_XEN_PRESENCE=1
grep CONFIGURE_XEN . -Rl | xargs -i sed -i -e 's/CONFIGURE_XEN/CONFIGURE_LUPO/g' {}

i've almost done the installation but... i've recived an unnormal error.. when i typed the last line - with grep.. i recived:

grep: ./build/.tmp_versions: No such file or directory
grep: ./build/virt: No such file or directory

what i need to do? because i need thoose nvidia drivers. I usually use NVIDIA-Linux-x86-96.43.05-pkg1.run

please please help:
 
Old 07-18-2008, 07:17 AM   #2
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Wouldn't it be a lot easier to install the driver from the repositories? The last time I needed to install the nvidia driver, all I had to do was select it and click on "apply".

I wonder , by the way, why you should have to use grep to install an nvidia driver. I don't remember doing that. Usually it's just a matter of switching runlevels, executing the binary and returning to the GUI.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 08:37 AM   #3
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Have you installed the kernel headers?

apt-get install linux-headers-$(uname -r)

Also check what driver you need for the GF-2, whether the current "all in one" driver will work or if you need the "legacy" version.

Also, you may try the 'nv' driver for X. No 3D stuff, but then the GF-2 had very limited 3D features.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 08:57 AM   #4
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Try the solution posted here. It worked fine for me.
 
Old 07-18-2008, 05:58 PM   #5
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Wouldn't it be a lot easier to install the driver from the repositories? The last time I needed to install the nvidia driver, all I had to do was select it and click on "apply".

I wonder , by the way, why you should have to use grep to install an nvidia driver. I don't remember doing that. Usually it's just a matter of switching runlevels, executing the binary and returning to the GUI.
hmm I will try mhm as usually i have problems with the easiest solution and thx for the link i added it to favourites good night
 
  


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