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Old 07-08-2009, 07:33 AM   #1
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installing display driver on Debian Lenny amd64


Hi ,

Hi all,

I installed the new debian_lenny_5.0.1_amd64 x64, i am having a nVidia Geforce 8500 GT 512 RAM display card. I was trying to install the driver using the synaptic package manager. I installed them, but i was not able to use the driver. I don't know where the drivers are installed and how to use it.
I checked the xorg.conf , and the nVidia driver is not listed there.

Please let me know how to install them .

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:41 PM   #2
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Nvidia's website.

I downloaded and installed mine from nvidia's website.
 
Old 07-08-2009, 03:01 PM   #3
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hey, thanks a lot . I followed the below link

http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

and got it installed and working . Its rocking ..

Thanks
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Old 07-15-2009, 03:49 PM   #4
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I think there something missing when I do that , if I install the driver from the nVidia Website , what are the challenges that I will be facing ?

if I install the driver from the below link, will it match with the Linux kernel that I am using (I have the updated OS). and also I want to know how should I start ( cleaning the existing installations ) and how should I move forward .

And also please let me know , how should i update the driver each time when an update is released.

Please help .

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Old 07-15-2009, 04:02 PM   #5
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Didn't we do this already?

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-738527/
 
Old 07-16-2009, 12:54 AM   #6
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Yeah we did this already using the method http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers . but the difference that i find is that the version got installed is 179.xx.xx , but i see that in nVidia website the latest driver is 185.xx.xx , why is that so ..

and also one more thing is that , On virtual Box compiz is not working, its giving white screen.

But in Fedora x86_64 , it is working fine and the nVidia Driver version is 18x.xx.xx , so I am confused is it because i am using an Old version ?

As i told earlier , I am new to debian , and i am getting confused.

(I have a habit of getting confused () )

Thanks
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Old 07-16-2009, 07:37 AM   #7
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Yeah we did this already using the method http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers . but the difference that i find is that the version got installed is 179.xx.xx , but i see that in nVidia website the latest driver is 185.xx.xx , why is that so ..
That's because you are using Stable/Lenny.
Stable will never have the latest greatest packages,if this is your goal try the Unstable branch.

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and also one more thing is that , On virtual Box compiz is not working, its giving white screen.
I'm not sure if Virtualbox supports 3d graphics acceleration yet,which you need to run Compiz.
I don't use it personally so maybe somone else can advise here?.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 08:36 AM   #8
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That's because you are using Stable/Lenny.
Stable will never have the latest greatest packages,if this is your goal try the Unstable branch.
I am little afraid to use any unstable version, once an unstable version has blown away my machine. Long back ... don't remember exactly when was it .

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I'm not sure if Virtualbox supports 3d graphics acceleration yet,which you need to run Compiz.
I don't use it personally so maybe someone else can advise here?.
Yes Virtual Box supports 3D graphics acceleration. I have Fedora 10 x86_64 , running a Virtual Box 3.0.XXX . and i am able to run compiz inside the virtual Box .


So Please let me know, if I want to install the latest Driver what are the challenges that I may face.
 
Old 07-16-2009, 10:12 AM   #9
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So Please let me know, if I want to install the latest Driver what are the challenges that I may face.
I have already given you detailed instructions of how to install the downloaded Nvidia driver in one of my previous posts.
Again,i will point you to the relevant thread:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...driver-738527/

Just as a clue,it's the second method discussed.
 
Old 07-21-2009, 04:35 AM   #10
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Okay cool , Thanks .. let me try my luck
 
  


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