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Old 08-27-2003, 11:32 AM   #1
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2 kernels one conflict over X


I recently installed the 2.4.21 kernel and I was wondering a few things:
1. Why the system does not report the number of fails since my last login on accounts? The 2.4.16 did a report on successful login.
2. Which version of the gcc was used to compile the 2.4.21-4-k 7 version. I need to know so that I get that version and install(read compile) mplayer.
I saw there are some unofficial packs with mplayer...
I need gmplayer (I like it) to run on my machine.Is there a recent place from where I could get a more recent version of mplayer in a deb pack with gmplayer and at least one skin(not so necessary this last one)?
3. What is the debian way to install the nvidia driver?
4. Could I specify a set of conf files for one kernel version and another for a second one? (eg:enable ide-scsi for one and nothing for another use nv drivers for one and the nvidia for the other)
 
Old 08-28-2003, 03:25 AM   #2
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Well, I really only have an answer to one of your question. The debian way to install the nvidia driver is to

# apt-get install nvidia-kernel-source
# cd /usr/src/linux
# make-kpkg modules-image
# cd ..
# dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-blah.blah.blah_ARCH.deb

This is assuming your kernel source is linked to /usr/src/linux.
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:36 AM   #3
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Unhappy where do I get the sources from?

The thing is that I saw just "a few" sources:
Code:
Release   Package (size)  
unstable  nvidia-kernel-common 1.0.4496-2   (2.5k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module common files 
testing  nvidia-kernel-common 1.0.4496-1   (2.4k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module common files 
experimental  nvidia-glx-dev 1.0.4496-3   (81k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files 
testing  nvidia-glx-dev 1.0.4496-2   (80.1k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files 
unstable  nvidia-glx-dev 1.0.4496-2.1   (81.5k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files 
stable  nvidia-glx-src 1.0.2880-3   (10.2k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
experimental  nvidia-kernel-source 1.0.4496-3   (689k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module source 
unstable  nvidia-glx-src 1.0.4349-1   (12.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
testing  nvidia-glx-src 1.0.4349-1   (12.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
testing  nvidia-kernel-source 1.0.4496-2   (687.8k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module source 
unstable  nvidia-kernel-source 1.0.4496-2.1   (690.5k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module source 
stable  nvidia-kernel-src 1.0.2880-1   (9.8k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module 
testing  nvidia-kernel-src 1.0.4349-3   (26.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module 
unstable  nvidia-kernel-src 1.0.4349-3   (26.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module 
experimental  nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-3   (2238k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
unstable  nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-2.1   (2237.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
testing  nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-2   (2237.2k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver
As I am running testing which one is the best?
What's the difference?
How about the glx module?Don't I need it?If so, why is it optional?
 
Old 08-29-2003, 05:38 AM   #4
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this is the testing part:
Code:

Release   Package (size)  
testing  nvidia-kernel-common 1.0.4496-1   (2.4k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module common files 
testing  nvidia-glx-dev 1.0.4496-2   (80.1k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver development files 
testing  nvidia-glx-src 1.0.4349-1   (12.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
testing  nvidia-kernel-source 1.0.4496-2   (687.8k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module source 
testing  nvidia-kernel-src 1.0.4349-3   (26.3k)  
   NVIDIA binary kernel module 
testing  nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-2   (2237.2k)  
   NVIDIA binary XFree86 4.x driver 
 
Old 08-29-2003, 01:11 PM   #5
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Debian package numbers work like this:

package-name_majorversion.minorversion.revision-packageversion

So the difference between "nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-2" and "nvidia-glx 1.0.4496-2.1" is the packaging version. In other words the source is the same for both, but the 2.1 is the latest Debianization of the source.

I've read that the 1.0.4496 nvidia version accelerates better than 4349, but I haven't seen this first hand since I don't game or anything GPU intensive.
 
  


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