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Old 08-13-2016, 07:33 AM   #1
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Problem installing firmware-linux-nonfree on Debian

I got a second GPU (ASUS ENGTS450) that seems to work fine except it needs drivers. (at least that's what I gathered so far.)
I'm running the most recent release of Debian - Jessie.

When booting up, the pc gives me this error
And doesn't progress any further.

My sources.list looks like this
but after saving that and doing
sudo apt-get update
and then
sudo apt-get install firmware-linux-nonfree
it still says "Unable to locate package"

Am I doing something wrong? Any help is appreciated.

Also a small question - if I were to re-install Debian right now since it's pretty fresh anyways so I don't care, will it auto-detect and download the needed drivers for the card?
Old 08-16-2016, 03:16 AM   #2
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I do not see any of your mistakes. Most probably, typo or hidden code.

One workaround is, visit and select one of them to directly download. Then dpkg -i firmware-linux-nonfree.....deb

The answer for your small question would be "No". Clean install will not look for non-free/contrib repo.

Old 08-16-2016, 09:59 AM   #3
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@ Gremious
I had a similar situation, solved in this thread.


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