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Re: Prob with nvidia and X11 on pure64bit

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Lennart Sorensen wrote:
> On Mon, May 02, 2005 at 02:15:43PM +0200, Lars Schimmer wrote:
>>I installed a pure 64bit sid on a athlon64 machine with a nvidia graphics card.
>>Now I took the closed source driver from nvidia and let it built and install its
>>After that I used to restart kdm and it works.
>>Now it seems, X11 has its own lib/X11/lib64 directory for 64bit libs and a
>>normal /lib dir for normal libs. But on a pure 64bit machine, that's nonsense, or?
>>So I linked the nvidia driver fom lib64 to lib and restart kdm, and wit worked.
>>Kinda problematic for newbies.
> Do NOT use nvidia's installer.  Use Debian's installer and things just
> work.  Nvidia's installer assumes a redhat'ish filesystem which isn't
> how debian does things.
> Running 3rd party installers is a bad habit from windows that should be
> exterminated.

So there IS a nvidia package for debian?
Til yet there was only a nvidia package on debian with NO 3d support on 32bit,
as for I always took the nvidia installer and used 3d support.
If there is that debian package and it installs the full nvidia features, it is
indeed nice and useful.

> Len Sorensen

Lars Schimmer
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