Re: nvidia driver
On Fri, 2006-11-03 at 11:40 +0000, kees wrote:
> Hello folks,
> Although the problem I am talking about is a general debian problem/bug,
> I am
> sending my message to this list, as there seems to be no list adequate
> for this subject and
> the machine I am working on is a amd64.
> The problem is the impossibility to get a working nvidia driver with glx.
> In the past 10 years or so, I never had any problem with my several
> nvidia cards/drivers
> on debian, but now it seems to be impossible to get things right.
> The problem is, that when I compile a kernel with the builtin nv driver,
> I cannot get
> glx, which I need for my work with opengl.
The kernel does not include any drivers called "nv". XFree86 and XOrg do
- and the kernel includes a framebuffer driver called nvidiafb
> So I abandoned the builtin driver, but now there seems to be no debian
> package for
> nvidiakernel+glx (I am using etch but the same is true for the other
> I tried to install the driver etc. via the *.run file downloaded from
> nvidia, but this
> also did not work (got complaints/errors about not finding the driver
> module, although
> the driver existed and was loaded).
Which error precisely? It's impossible to give adequate support for
inadequate questions - can you imagine a car mechanic being asked to
provide the appropriate fixes for "there's a blinky light on the thing,
next to the thing"?
> Although I am no newby (I am working with linux for about 15 years),
You ran Linux the year the 0.0.1 kernel was written as a drop-in for
Minix, and about two years before Yggdrasil Linux (the first ever
distribution) had its first release? Impressive.
> I could have made some stupid mistake. But I have the impression that
> debian is fighting
> a small war with nvidia with the result that the owners of nvidia
> hardware will suffer.
Works for me.
> I hope I am mistaken in this but without a solution I am bound to
> abandon debian
> which I will regret very much after so many years working with this fine
> Therefore I would be very glad to recieve hints/solutions to solve this
So give information which it's possible to support.
1) What's your hardware?
2) What's your kernel?
3) What's the expected behaviour?
4) What, precisely, is the actual behaviour?