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Old 01-07-2005, 09:29 AM   #1
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How to install NVIDIA driver ??


Hi.

I've downloaded the nvidia driver from www.nvidia.com

to install the driver I must exit x-server first..
how do I do that ??
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:14 AM   #2
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If you are using kdm as the login manager, just select "console login" and you will be able to login without starting X. I'm not sure if gdm has a similar option.

The other way is to open a terminal window and type "init 1" as root.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 10:56 AM   #3
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I use gdm, but want to use kdm.. how do I change this ??
 
Old 01-07-2005, 01:14 PM   #4
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Code:
apt-get install kdm
Is all you need to do.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:37 PM   #5
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you could just reboot to recovery mode, right?
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:39 PM   #6
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think you're right.. thanks..
 
Old 01-07-2005, 06:59 PM   #7
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dude, if you are using debian follow the directions here.
http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debi...tallation.html
Make sure that "nvidia" is added to the /etc/modules file before rebooting.
 
Old 01-07-2005, 07:02 PM   #8
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What kernel are you using? if your using 2.4.27

apt-get install nvidia-kernel-2.4.27-1-k7

of course replacing k7 with the approriate arch. Also theres nvidia-kernel-common and nvidia-kernel-source, so you can download the headers for the kernel your using, and compile an Nvidia module against them ( which you'll need to do anyway with the files from nvidia directly ). Install the package it creates for you, and then install nvidia-glx and your up and running.
 
Old 01-08-2005, 05:12 AM   #9
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I use the latest 2.6 kernel..
 
Old 01-08-2005, 07:19 AM   #10
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these directions always work for me
http://serios.net/content/debian/nvi...ay-drivers.php
 
Old 01-09-2005, 08:11 AM   #11
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try this one

I had more luck with this than with others.
 
Old 01-09-2005, 04:04 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by h2gofast
try this one

I had more luck with this than with others.
Recommended...I used this how-to too...had no trouble getting it to work at all.
 
Old 01-14-2005, 06:41 AM   #13
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this is too difficult for me.. when I load X with nvidia activated, it just cant login.. so I'm using nv instead, then I just have not to play 3Dgames.

too bad it isn't easier to install nvidia-drivers..
 
Old 01-16-2005, 03:07 AM   #14
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Have you remember edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
and replace "nv" with "nvidia"
 
Old 01-16-2005, 06:08 AM   #15
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didn't help..

I've sure followed the instructions from the beginning.. but without luck all time..
 
  


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