I am trying to install the Nvidia drivers using the instructions this link:
Nvidia Drivers Wiki
I have a GeForce 256, so I need the legacy drivers. I followed the steps using the module assistant method. When I do modprobe nvidia, I get this error:
The Nvidia GeForce DDR GPU installed in this system is supported through the Nvidia Legacy drivers. Please visit http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
for more information. The 1.0-8776 Nvidia driver will ignore this GPU. Continuing to probe...
No Nvidia graphics adapter found!
To install the userspace librabries, I did apt-get install nvidia-glx-legacy. I think the problem is that the user space libraries are the legacy version which is correct, but the kernel module is the NON-legacy version. I think when I did
m-a auto-install nvidia
it did not install the legacy driver, it install the regular one.
I tried installing a pre-built module since I'm using the stock etch kernel, but it said I already have the newest version installed. Anyone have any ideas?