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Old 11-10-2005, 08:44 AM   #1
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sarge questions....


hello,
i am thinking of moving to sarge, and have the following system: Amd 64, 6800gt gcard and a normal wired router to adsl. I would like the following to work...
1) i use gt cam so does this come with sarge ?
2) i have never come across a truelly stable 64 bit os yet, so which 32 bit iso should i download ?
3) does sarge come with nvidea drivers installed, as i am a newbie and cant compile etc.(yet) ?
4) will i be able to watch dvd`s or will it entail loading up win32codecs, mplayer, xine etc ?
5) i will use sarge to edit and more importantly store digital slr images, so will require absolute stability...is debian ok ?
Many thanks, steve.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 09:07 AM   #2
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  1. Do you mean gtkam? yes that is available. The package name is gtkam. Just install it by apt-get install gtkam and perform any configuration that might be necessary.
  2. Get the net install image if you have a non-dialup connection. If you have a dialup connection, I recommend the full DVD set of two DVDs that you download using some other connection.
  3. No, the NVIDIA proprietary display drivers do not come installed. For installation instructions see the NVIDIA Display Driver Installation on Debian instructions that I have written
  4. Yes you will be able to watch DVDs after installing libdvdcss2. Due to the legally dubious nature of the library in certain countries it is not part of the official repositories. The easiset way is to get it is to install it at the same time you install MPlayer and other stuff. They are available from third party repositories and the installation is quite simple. For details about MPlayer installation, see the instructions I have written about that.
  5. There is no such thing as absolute stability. But Debian should suite your needs quite well, yes.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 09:19 AM   #3
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Since you mentioned Digital SLR images.. I was curious if you knew of a program to handle RAW images from the SLR cameras in Linux..

I've had my eye on a Nikon DSLR but of course all the included software is for Windows.. and I'd hate to loose out on rhe RAW capabilites
 
Old 11-10-2005, 10:35 AM   #4
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Try this for Raw images I use it with a canon eos350d works nice

http://ufraw.sourceforge.net/
 
Old 11-10-2005, 10:47 AM   #5
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thanks...

hello,
thanks for all of the replies...now do i change over from suse 10 or not....Mmmmm...any tips ?
Raw is handled very well in linux, gimp has its own plugin and there are one or two bits of software that are standalone and plugins. I have come across a problem of viewing raw with emmbeded jpeg`s (re canon) but the answer is use jpeg or raw but not both together. Hope that helps. Also i think cinepaint is geared up for debian, and works up to 32 bit on rolling stock AND stills. It works much the same as gimp, and is free.
Thanks again, steve.
 
Old 11-10-2005, 05:33 PM   #6
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I had poor luck with NVidia's installer. I googled debian nvidia and used the instructions from tiny planets site and they worked flawlessly for me. What is included in the link above also looks good. One saving factor NVidia's setup does have a good uninstaller if it fails. Good luck.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 08:36 AM   #7
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sarge n nvidia

hello,
please could you give me the web address for tiny planet, as i am starting to have doubts on the readiness of sarge and nvidia. Many thanks, steve.
 
Old 11-11-2005, 10:08 AM   #8
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Re: sarge n nvidia

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Originally posted by unionjak
hello,
please could you give me the web address for tiny planet, as i am starting to have doubts on the readiness of sarge and nvidia. Many thanks, steve.
NVIDIA's proprietary display drivers work great on Debian 'sarge'. Just follow the instructions I have written - whichever of the described installation methods you are most comfortable with - and you'll be fine.
 
  


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