Re: new to debian but having installation problems
Yes! That's exactly what I was looking for. I also had to install the nvidia-glx package to allow xorg to use the driver. Thanks a lot!
Andrew Sackville-West <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
On Sun, Dec 31, 2006 at 11:24:03AM -0600, Mike Myers wrote:
> Thanks for the tips! I downloaded the etch cd and it detected my card and
> installed fine. The only issue now is getting the nvidia driver installed.
> The 'nv' driver doesn't work with my widescreen display at all. It looks
> like to do this, I need to have a custom kernel so the driver from nvidia
> can build a module for it. Might there be an easier way to do this?
yup. install the nvidia-kernel package appropriate for your
system. you will have to add the 'non-free' repository to your
you will find a line like
deb http://somemirror.here.org/debian/ etch main
add to the end of that line "contrib non-free" without the quotes
http://somemirror.here.org/debian/ etch main contrib non-free
use your favorite package manager to update the cache
apt-cache search nvidia-kernel and check out the various
packages. probably you want nvidia-kernel-2.6-<arch> or
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