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Hi guys, am configuring my macbook pro 7.1 with linux and have never had to worry about nvidia drivers before because my other laptop uses Intel integrated graphics. I am absolutely lost, i'm trying to install on a Debian squeeze system 64 bit, and the Debian wiki is just to messy, it talks about other distrobutions and other side notes that make it to confusing, the links don't work. My biggest issue is it says i need to find out which driver i need and i can do this with lspci. Here is my lspci results.
I have have almost no idea when it comes to computer hardware, but i believe the card should be after "VGA compatible controller:"? Well on the list of drivers i don't know which one is suited to that card.
Oh ok, well i may be missing something because i'm simperly inexperienced with drivers and hardware, but i have installed mepis and Ubuntu on the same machine in the past and Mepis's included nvidia driver and Ubuntu's additional one both worked. Which drivers are used in them two distros?
Hello, i do not have an xorg.conf file. I created one after reading your reply with Xorg -configure and after moving it to /etc/X11, i restarted and it failed to get an x server. Do i have to install anything?
All i want to do is install nvidia drivers, other people seem to happly using them, and other distrobutions have automatically done it for me on this same computer. How come this is so difficult for Debian?
Here is the xorg.conf file my computer generated that failed; it said something like it couldn't detect a monitor.