Re: nvidia_drv in lib64 folder
On 8/12/05, Adam Majer <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
Zachary Rizer wrote:
>--- Lennart Sorensen <email@example.com>
>>Why do it the dirty way
>>when the proper way
>>exists and is rather easy.
>It "exists" in experimental. sid's nvidia packages,
>otoh, have been stale since May. That's unacceptable.
> And, correct me if I'm wrong, but that's because all
>of the nvidia packages were removed from Debian
>because of the removal of non-free? Unless I had that
>wrong, but that was a matter of discussion months back.
1. Non-free was never removed from Debian
2. You can get packages not on your mirror from
Now, there is no Amd64 binary packages in experimental, so, grab the
sources (see page above)
then for each of the above,
dpkg-source -x nvidia-graphics-drivers_1.0.7667-3.dsc
and you have ALL of the debs ready to install. You'll have to build your
own nvidia kernel module (as always) after installing the
nvidia-kernel-source package, but that is really not a problem.
Hell of a lot less messy than using the nvidia installer which messes up
virtually the entire Xorg installation.
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I'm not sure how it works, but Kanotix has a built in script to install nVidia drivers...
I just typed:
and it did all the work for me. Unfortunately, I'm in windows right now
so I'm not sure on the contents of the script, but my other boot option
is Kanotix 64 bit with kernel 2.6.11 for AMD64. The only thing it
didn't do is configure TwinView for dual monitor support. That's an
issue I'm still trying to work out. Kanotix is based on SID, but I
THINK the script pulls the nvidia files from nvidia, not a debian
repository. (from what I saw watching it install, that's where it
seemed to download them from)