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Re: Geforce FX 5900XT

Hi Brian,

What kernel version and APT sources are you using? My apt doesn't appear to have nvidia-kernel-common...

Thanks in advance,

Brian R. Whitecotton wrote:

Hi Jens,

Thanks!  It all worked and what a difference!
I still feel like a newbie but learning all the time!
I really appreciate your help.


On Sunday 06 March 2005 12:19 am, Jens Vogel wrote:

Basically there are four steps to follow if you want to get nVidia
support working. Non-free must be included in your sources.list.

1. apt-get install nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-kernel-common
2. Follow the steps in
3. apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings
4. Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4


Hope that helps,

Brian R. Whitecotton wrote:
Has onyone successfully installed the nvidia provided drivers for the
GeForce FX 5900XT or similar  chipset?

I have a base-debian pure64 netinstall + xserver-common. et. al using
the basic nv driver.  I have kdm as my window manager and am running
KDE3.3.x and it all works quite well!  Very excited about that!  Now, I
want to get hardware graphics support up and running.  Any help would be
greatly appreciated.

Other info:

I have installed all pertinent kernel-sources, kernel-headers, etc.  The
nvidia installer compiles the driver with no problem but then it
complains about installing the nvidia module.  There are symbols that
are unrecognized.  Nvidia warns that this is usually due to incorrect
libs or kernel headers but I have all matching versions installed as
prerequisite.  So I am at a loss.  I am hoping someone has figured out
why nvidia's installer fails.

Thank You and Advance!!!

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