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Old 02-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #1
Alexvader
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Fresh Squeeze Install :)


Hi

This is my first post from the newly installed Squeeze-amd64

System seems fine, already enabled wireless, remains to enable full power of my Nvidia Gforce 9600 Gt...

Current glxgears tops at 600...

under arch it would rise to 5000 with proprietary driver...
 
Old 02-18-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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well done on picking the "right" linux flavor

Look up http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers for some usefull info. I'd use Debian nvidia installation method - easy and you only have to do it once

Worth looking to http://smxi.org/ and luquorix kernel if you are after improved 3D perfomance.

my glxgears:
36561 frames in 5.0 seconds = 7312.196 FPS
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 01:00 PM   #3
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Hi,

Just made a file with the steps to install the Nvidia driver a few days ago, maybe it is useful:

Quote:
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
# Installing nvidia drivers after normal debian install
# - Install a pre-built module
# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
- Document:
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers

- Chapter:
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphic...re-builtmodule

- Steps (as root):

!! Make sure both non-free and contrib are present in repo !!

$ apt-get install nvidia-kernel${VERSION}-$(uname -r)
$ apt-get install nvidia-glx${VERSION}

- Configure X to use the nvidia driver:

$ cd /etc/X11
$ vi xorg.conf

Section "Module"
Load "glx"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Video Card"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

- Restart

# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
- Install extra's

$ apt-get install nvidia-settings

# -------------------------------------------------------------------------- #
# End
The VERSION variable doesn't have to be set.

glxgears output:
120912 frames in 5.0 seconds = 24182.234 FPS

Card: GeForce GTX 460

Hope this helps.
 
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Old 02-18-2011, 05:07 PM   #4
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Congratulations! You are more lucky than I am... I have not managed to install Squeeze from 1st run!

http://linuxblog.darkduck.com/2011/0...0-squeeze.html
 
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Old 02-19-2011, 04:50 PM   #5
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Hi ppl

Thx for your support...

@darkduck :

Installing debian is not difficult ( ever tried Slackware or Arch... ?! ) I installed first using the debian kde CD installer... partitioned my 1 Tb Hdd as 10 Gb for Backtrack 4, 50 Gb for / ( Debian ), 939 Gb for /home, and 1 Gb for swap ( i have 8 Gb ram, so i bet its allright ).

Then i ran apt-cdrom to add all the package indexes in my 8 DVDs, built my Broadcom wireless driver, BCM 4312, coonected to the net, added non-free repos to my sources list, built my Nvidia driver, and that's all, a Functional fresh Debian Squeeze install.

@Druuna: ... heck, glxgears output is huge... mine sticks to 10877 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2175.348 FPS, but then again i use a GeForce 9600 GT... and i have desktop effects enabled...


@rizzy: I already used Slackware, wonderful distro, but a limited number of packages... and building stuff like OpenCascade from source, ( there was no slackbuild for it at the time ) to build stuff like salome-Platform, Gmsh, etc againts it is a bit daunting...

Used Arch also... nimble distro, quite snappy and responsive... but pacman -Syu would break packages i had installed from Aur, as well as GPU drivers and Nic WIFI drivers... and compiling all that from scratch every time a kernel was released was a PITA... i prefer a more stable distro.

Already used Scientific linux also... but the lack of a unified repository system, and having to hack yum priorities to have several repos coexisting without breaking the system was a bit of a hassle...

So i stick to Debian...

Last edited by Alexvader; 02-20-2011 at 07:25 AM.
 
Old 02-19-2011, 06:43 PM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Alexvader View Post
@darkduck :

Installing debian is not difficult ( ever tried Slackware or Arch... ?! )
No, that is still in the plan for future...
 
Old 02-20-2011, 02:47 AM   #7
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@Alexander:
You'll definately not have problems with your getting video to work, you're a slacker!

@rizzy:
I'm glad that they're updating everything, when I started this venture last year I couldn't find anything useful except LQ,
But the link that you provided is quite informative.

@Druuna: You make it appear to be easy.

@Darkduck the key to installing debian and get almost everything going at startup is to select "Advanced Options" and "Expert Insatll". It's the same graphical install but you have additional options, like "non-free drivers", "additional drivers", "sudo" and "network".
 
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Old 02-20-2011, 03:48 AM   #8
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@Alexvader: You're welcome

@EDDY1: It is easy, once you figure out how
 
Old 02-20-2011, 04:42 PM   #9
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Originally Posted by EDDY1 View Post
@Darkduck the key to installing debian and get almost everything going at startup is to select "Advanced Options" and "Expert Insatll". It's the same graphical install but you have additional options, like "non-free drivers", "additional drivers", "sudo" and "network".
Good to know! Will use it next time I install Debian. 8-)
 
Old 02-21-2011, 01:32 PM   #10
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@EDDY! I was never brave enough for expert install, always thought it'll dump you to CL without working network. Now, with newly aquired confindence, I'll try it out over the weekend to replace my headless ubuntu LTS home server for stable Debian.
 
Old 02-22-2011, 12:36 AM   #11
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It's the same method , but the words expert install are intimidating.
 
  


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