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Old 08-06-2003, 09:09 AM   #1
spyda_6
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Newbie: Woody + X + nVidia


Hey hey,

I'm a newbie. I'm trying but failing. I've probably attempted to get things going 20+ times.

I've installed Debian Woody from CD. The only thing I installed was the NIC as part of the installation.

I then did:
apt-get ssh to install SSH server so I can copy the packages from my winXP box that I've downloaded the newer packages onto.

I thought I'd be able to do an install of an SMP kernel using the source I downloaded and SSH'd across but I couldn't figure it out. If I've got "kernel-image-2.4.18-1-686-smp_2.4.18-8_i386.deb" sitting in my root home directory, how do I install it?

Anyway when I couldn't figure that problem out I just used apt-get to install it. Seemed to work OK and I can see 2 processors in /proc/cpuinfo.


What is the best way to proceed to install Xfree86, the nVidia drivers and a decent window manager???? I'm confused which will be the best order to do it in?

Any advice would be totally appreciated because I've been trying to nut this out in my head for about 3 weeks.

dewey
 
Old 08-06-2003, 10:30 PM   #2
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Can somebody even give me the order in which to install???

nVidia 4496 then x-window-system
OR
x-window-system then nVidia 4496

thanks,
Dewey
 
Old 08-07-2003, 12:16 AM   #3
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I would install the drivers first. Then when you install and configure Xfree86, be sure to use the driver: "nvidia".


The driver is part of the kernel though, it doesnt have anything to do with X.
 
Old 08-07-2003, 06:43 AM   #4
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OK so running the nVidia '.run' files effectively adds their video driver to your kernel?

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