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Old 02-22-2009, 04:24 PM   #1
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Question Installing nvidia drivers?


Well at the moment i have just installed Debian 5. I've downloaded nvidia-linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run and i need someone to help me out step by step on how to install this properly.
 
Old 02-22-2009, 04:32 PM   #2
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Perhaps this can help:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/linux/...on_Debian_Etch
 
Old 02-22-2009, 04:36 PM   #3
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Try using www.smxi.org it rocks.
 
Old 03-22-2009, 04:02 PM   #4
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Help

Here is how I do it:
Assuming you have good repositories...


open xterm
su
apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686 build-essential
**I am also assuming you are using an Intel Processor


**If you boot normally into gnome or kde open xterm, su then type:

--for gnome
/etc/init.d/gdm stop

this will kill your xserver session and leave you in command line mode, where you need to be.

login as root

find your NVIDIA driver and

chmod 700 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run

This will start the install. It's not pretty looking, and when I did it the snag I ran into was what the installer called 'gcc version check failure'. I ignored the failure (by clickin 'no') and everything installed fine.

when done run:

nvidia-xconfig
**as root

here is my working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. All options may not apply to your rig. The ones I've edited to help your new driver are:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "noLogo" "true"

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "TrippleBuffer" "true"

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"


Use nvidia-settings also to help you out.
 
Old 03-23-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by addux View Post
Here is how I do it:
Assuming you have good repositories...


open xterm
su
apt-get install linux-headers-2.6.26-1-686 build-essential
**I am also assuming you are using an Intel Processor


**If you boot normally into gnome or kde open xterm, su then type:

--for gnome
/etc/init.d/gdm stop

this will kill your xserver session and leave you in command line mode, where you need to be.

login as root

find your NVIDIA driver and

chmod 700 NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run
./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.29-pkg1.run

This will start the install. It's not pretty looking, and when I did it the snag I ran into was what the installer called 'gcc version check failure'. I ignored the failure (by clickin 'no') and everything installed fine.

when done run:

nvidia-xconfig
**as root

here is my working /etc/X11/xorg.conf file. All options may not apply to your rig. The ones I've edited to help your new driver are:

Section "Module"
Load "glx"

Section "Device"
Driver "nvidia"
Option "noLogo" "true"

Section "Screen"
DefaultDepth 24
Option "XAANoOffscreenPixmaps"
Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" "true"
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" "true"
Option "TrippleBuffer" "true"

Section "Extensions"
Option "Composite" "Enable"


Use nvidia-settings also to help you out.
Hi

How would I do this if I'm using Xen with debian? I installed xen using the guide on debian.org
 
  


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