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Old 08-31-2006, 07:42 PM   #16
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You may want to put BusID "PCI:0:6:0" in the Section "Device" in the xorg.conf since you have two cards in the machine but that looks good for the part of the file you show. Where is the rest??
 
Old 08-31-2006, 07:51 PM   #17
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You may be right. I've had to edit the xorg BusID before when using a live cd like Ubuntu because it was using the atirage integrated graphics chip by default instead of the pci nvidia card. I will try this and report back to you with the results.

EDIT: I'm using lynx to post this so that I don't have to mess around starting X. As you can infer, it still doesn't work. The screen still just flickers when I start gdm (only now I'm able to see some diagnostic things very briefly). The reason there was no BusID, I think, in the xorg conf is because I told nvidia-xconfig to edit the file during the driver installation.

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Old 09-02-2006, 12:57 AM   #18
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Anyone have any ideas? Black screen with the nvidia driver... I've searched around the forums a bit, as well as Google. I found a long thread on nvnews.net but there doesn't appear to be a solution posted. There must be something simple I'm doing wrong.
 
Old 09-02-2006, 01:58 PM   #19
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Anyone have any ideas? Black screen with the nvidia driver... I've searched around the forums a bit, as well as Google. I found a long thread on nvnews.net but there doesn't appear to be a solution posted. There must be something simple I'm doing wrong.
I think I'm out of idea on this perhaps a post to the nvnews.net in their linux section might help, run the nvidia-bug-report.sh and attach the file produced to the post as they will ask for that as far as I can tell the actual Nvidia driver developers sometimes answer the question there so they would know what is going on if anyone would.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 12:50 AM   #20
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Thanks. I will have to give that a shot.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 02:49 PM   #21
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... Now if the nvidia-glx package was not installed install it and make the edits necessary to your xorg.conf then comment out the lines for unstable in your sources.list and update again. ...

There is no way I can see to install nvidia-glx in Debian Sid or in Etch. Now what?
 
Old 09-03-2006, 03:02 PM   #22
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There is no way I can see to install nvidia-glx in Debian Sid or in Etch. Now what?
You need to have non-free in the line you use to get Debian packages in your sources.list but if you are using the nvidia package you do not install it, the nvidia package does that for you.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 05:01 PM   #23
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You need to have non-free in the line you use to ...
As you can see, I do have the non-free repository included in my sources.



Code:
# 
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20060831)]/ etch main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid  main contrib non-free
deb-src  http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid  main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free


deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org unstable main


###deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia modules-unstable/i386/

I was able to get nvidia going by using module-assistant first, and then installing nvidia-glx. However, for years we have been able to install nvidia-glx and whatever module matched your kernel from the repositories; now that course of action is broken. I think it is bad form to force a user to jump these hoops. Our claim to fame, among other things, is that apt will resolve all dependencies.

Ah well, it will be fixed someday.

Thanks for your input.
 
Old 09-03-2006, 05:15 PM   #24
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As you can see, I do have the non-free repository included in my sources.



Code:
# 
#deb cdrom:[Debian GNU/Linux testing _Etch_ - Official Snapshot i386 Binary-1 (20060831)]/ etch main

deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid  main contrib non-free
deb-src  http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ sid  main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ etch/updates main contrib non-free


deb http://www.debian-multimedia.org unstable main


###deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia modules-unstable/i386/

I was able to get nvidia going by using module-assistant first, and then installing nvidia-glx. However, for years we have been able to install nvidia-glx and whatever module matched your kernel from the repositories; now that course of action is broken. I think it is bad form to force a user to jump these hoops. Our claim to fame, among other things, is that apt will resolve all dependencies.

Ah well, it will be fixed someday.

Thanks for your input.
Your right there, what does apt-cache policy nvidia-glx show you it should be at 8774-1 for sid if you had/have the older 8762 installed then that is most likely why it is not installing you will need to upgrade to the newer driver.

Code:
>$ acp nvidia-glx
nvidia-glx:
  Installed: 1.0.8774-1
  Candidate: 1.0.8774-1
  Version table:
     1.0.8774-2 0
          1 http://ftp2.de.debian.org experimental/non-free Packages
 *** 1.0.8774-1 0
        600 http://ftp2.de.debian.org sid/non-free Packages
        100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
 
  


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