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Old 07-15-2007, 09:06 AM   #1
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Searching Unstable Repo

Guys - I am having a huge problem with getting the latest nVidia drivers installed using any variation of the 2.6.21-2-686 kernel on my machine as seen on the nVidia Forums.

According to nVidia, it is a problem with the kernel and he suggest I see if another one is available. I am using Lenny however I have unstable repos as well in my source.list. I was told as long as I have file called /etc/apt/apt.conf with the following in it:

tunafish:/home/cwilliams# cat /etc/apt/apt.conf
APT::Default-Release "testing";
I should not have to worry.

My question now is when I search for something, does it also search my unstable repos or must I specific it to search like I would if I was installing something from unstable? If I was to install something from unstable, I would need to use:

apt-get -t unstable install foo
But what about searching...? I am basically looking for the 2.6.22 kernel to fix the problem I am having with nVidia drivers.
Old 07-15-2007, 11:50 AM   #2
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use the patched nvidia driver on the bottom of this site:

it works for me with the 2.6.21 stock kernel.
Old 07-15-2007, 09:09 PM   #3
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I think that the 2.6.22 kernel is not even in Sid yet. However, you can get experimental kernels pre-made for Debian from kernel-archive. See here. Check status for the latest kernels they have. If you want to use them, just add the "trunk" repository to /etc/apt/sources.list and then add their key. Obviously, these kernels are still being tested, so be careful.

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