Re: nvidia-glx in experimental
Użytkownik Joe Hart <email@example.com> napisał:
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>Florian Kulzer wrote:
>> On Sun, Mar 18, 2007 at 14:38:12 +0100, Tomek wrote:
>>> I'm willing to install the nvidia-glx package. I would like to install the package
>>> that is in experimental section but the package there depends on non-existent
>>> virtual package (nvidia-kernel-1.0.9746).
>>> Is it possible to install this package at all??
>>> I know that the nvidia driver in version 1.0.9746 is stable as I've been using it
>>> (installed with nvidia-installer) for a long time. Now I'm willing to have it installed
>>> the proper way and I don't want to switch back to an older version.
>> It seems that there are no pre-built modules for 1.0.9746. The source is
>> packaged in experimental, however:
>> $ apt-cache policy nvidia-kernel-source
>> Installed: (none)
>> Candidate: 1.0.8776-4
>> Version table:
>> 1.0.9746-2 0
>> 1 http://ftp.debian.org experimental/non-free Packages
>> 1.0.8776-4 0
>> 500 http://ftp.es.debian.org testing/non-free Packages
>> 500 http://ftp.es.debian.org unstable/non-free Packages
>> You can use module-assistant to build a .deb package for your kernel
>> from this source. This package will provide "nvidia-kernel-1.0.9746" and
>> therefore it will allow you to install the experimental nvidia-glx
>> More information is available on the Debian Wiki:
>I question this idea.
>If one is willing to install the proprietary drivers, then why install
>an older version of them? The latest stable version from nvidia is
>9755, which is available from the nvidia website.
>The above mentioned website makes it sound very complicated to install
>the drivers nvidia's way, which is:
>1) download the .run file from
>2) download your kernel headers (apt-get (or aptitude)
>3) make the .run file executable and run it. Make sure X isn't running
>when you do, and you must be root when you run it.
>That is not difficult, but it is not the Debian way. When you run that
>file it will build the kernel module, and install it. It will also
>offer to modify your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file for you.
>It works, but again, it isn't the Debian way.
>My point however, is don't install 9476 when 9755 is stable.
I'm aware of the new version and I think the 9476 will be ok for me.
Besides I'm tired of reinstallng the drivers using the nvidia-installer every time
I update my kernel or mesa libs (eg. when I update mesa development
packages, which are required by other dev packages, I must reinstall the
Florian - thanks for help!