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Old 09-24-2005, 10:43 AM   #1
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Post Debian 3.1 (Sarge) + AMD64 + nVidia GeForce 6600GT

Hello, my problem is as follows:

I have an AMD64 Athlon 3000+ with a nVidia GeForce 6600 GT Graphics Card. I've recently installed Debian 3.1 "Sarge" Linux , and upon my first boot the X System won't start. So I opened my $"#!!"$%! Windows and googled/revisited forums. I found out various ways for X to work: NVidia driver package won't do you good on Debian, then I tried to change the "nv" to "vesa" or "vga", didn't work. Eventually I stumbled across the solution - the howto on nVidia driver installation. All is beautifull, but I cannot find the repositories for apt that have nvidia-glx and nvidia-glx-dev and the depending nvidia-kernel thingy.

Does anyone have a repository that has been recently checked and that surely works? Or better - is there an official repository which has this thingy?

Old 09-24-2005, 11:09 AM   #2
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nvidia-glx is in the repositories for etch (debian testing). Add the sources for it (depending on your
country), in your /etc/apt/sources.list, and you'll get your drivers.

This is what my file looks like :

deb testing main contrib non-free
deb-src testing main

Hopes it helps.
Old 09-24-2005, 12:49 PM   #3
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Okey, I have done some progress...
Tried to install the nvidia-kernel but I got the
"rivafb" message. How to solve this? I've tried
modprobe -r rivafb but the module isn't found as
the modprobe nvidia does nothing...

Some say that you need to recompile the kernel
and exclude the rivafb module, but how do I do
this? Nobody didn't write a guide they just all
said recompile!



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