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I suddenly remberered that i did not use the drivers from Nvidia since they are also provided by debian, this will only work if you don't have the newest Nvidia-chipset. I got the drivers using apt-get. When yoe search in dselect on nvidia you will find 2 files the GLX -code and the kernel code, they can easily be installed using apt-get or dpkg.
If I may chime in here. I've found that to get a Debian system up and running it is easiest to select Xwindows and C/C++ development during the tasksel part of install and then skip the individual packages until after I have a running system.
I also first choose Xwindows and the development, but alas no Nvidia-support. I had to manually install the Nvidia-drivers with apt-get. After that i changed my XF86Config file, and everything was running.
The card should work with the standard NV drivers. You only need the nvidia drivers if you want to play games (tuxracer!)
Also nvidia now has a new installer which automatically builds the drivers specificaly for your system, that should make life much easier since they've done away with all those options and different packages.
You should be able to have the debian nvidia drivers (nv), included on the first installation disk, install when you do the base system installation. Once you boot into debian the first time and set up Xconfig, and startX, from KDE you can use the Package Manager to install apps. This is by far the easiest way to add packages.
Distribution: Debian if i can ever get it working right
okay startx doesn't work and i have no idea which editiors are avalable in the basic debian install and probably wouldn't know what to edit in xf86config anyway, any tips i'd post the log file except i can't seem to get access to the drive thats mounted as floppy and can't remember the linux aberivation for the floppy disk drive and can't cd into any rives ie 'cd /dev/hdb2' so i assume thats the wrong method any help please?