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Old 03-08-2007, 06:20 PM   #1
BigVig
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Thumbs up Could someone point me towards a howto on installing experimental nvidia drivers


I'm using Debian Sid for AMD64, and I have an Nvidia video card.

Because I want to run the latest stuff when possible, I would like to install the Nvidia driver, version 1.0.9746 that Randall Donald uploaded to experimental a while ago.

Normally I would simply 'm-a prepare', 'm-a a-i nvidia' and that would take care of it.

But since I already have the 8774 or 8776 driver installed, module assistant believes I have the latest version installed.

How do I install the 9746 driver?

I am going to search via google, but, since there are so many knowledgeable people here, I figured I'd ask here first.

Thanks.

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Old 03-08-2007, 06:36 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by BigVig
I'm using Debian Sid for AMD64, and I have an Nvidia video card.

Because I want to run the latest stuff when possible, I would like to install the Nvidia driver, version 1.0.9746 that Randall Donald uploaded to experimental a while ago.

Normally I would simply 'm-a prepare', 'm-a a-i nvidia' and that would take care of it.

But since I already have the 8774 or 8776 driver installed, module assistant believes I have the latest version installed.

How do I install the 9746 driver?

I am going to search via google, but, since there are so many knowledgeable people here, I figured I'd ask here first.

Thanks.

You can still use the m-a command simply apt-get -t experimental install nvidia-kernel-source then the m-a ... which will see the new source installed and build it. Then you would use the same apt-get -t command to install the nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-dev packages and of course restart the X server. I always like to do a modprobe -r nvidia to remove the module then use modprobe to load it checking the output of the dmesg command to see the proper version loaded before the X restart.

Edit: typo

Last edited by HappyTux; 03-08-2007 at 06:38 PM.
 
Old 03-11-2007, 01:16 PM   #3
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Happy Tux -

Thank you very much for the advice.

Believe it or not, I had some difficulty determining exactly how to download because of my uncertainty as to which repository I needed to access. But I muddled through, figured it out, and was greeted with the new Nvidia splash screen when I restarted the X server.

Thanks for your help.
 
  


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