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Re: How to install nvidia driver



Well, It worked fine!
Thanks.
The only think I can't do is to define 1280x800 resolution. I could do it with the nv driver.
I've tried all sorts horizsync and vertrefresh on xorg.conf, and I can't make it work 1280x800.
I have an acer aspire 1524 wlmi with 15.4" LCD and geforce fx go 5700.
If anyone can do it please let me know.
Thanks ;)

On 11/17/05, Jo Shields <Jo.Shields@comlab.ox.ac.uk> wrote:
Tony Power wrote:

> Hi!
> I can't do:
> * "dpkg -i nvidia-set*"
> Because I didn't get any nvidia-set*.
> Is this a problem?
>
> On 11/17/05, *Jo Shields* < Jo.Shields@comlab.ox.ac.uk
> <mailto:Jo.Shields@comlab.ox.ac.uk>> wrote:
>
>     Graham Smith wrote:
>
>     >On Sunday 13 November 2005 00:30, Alan Ianson wrote:
>     >
>     >
>     >>On Sat November 12 2005 04:01 pm, Stefan Salewski wrote:
>     >>
>     >>
>     >>>Hello,
>     >>>
>     >>>next week I will try to install debian-amd64 on a new computer
>     >>>with a nvidia graphic card (7800GTX).
>     >>>
>     >>>I don't really like these closed source drivers from ati and
>     >>>nvidia, but I think I have to use it.
>     >>>
>     >>>I have just done some google search about debian and nvidia
>     >>>drivers. Some people recommend not to install the nvidia way,
>     >>>but to use the debian way. I found only one detailed explanation
>     >>>about how to do it:
>     >>>
>     >>>
>     http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/installation.html
>     <http://home.comcast.net/%7Eandrex/Debian-nVidia/installation.html>
>     >>>
>     >>>This tutorial is very nice, but I am not sure if it is an
>     >>>official debian recommendation and if it will work for AMD64
>     >>>too.
>     >>>
>     >>>Can you comment on this? Are there other tutorials around? Will I
>     >>>have only textmode available until I install the nvidia driver,
>     >>>or will the X-Org driver give me  an unaccelerated graphical
>     >>>display?
>     >>>
>     >>>
>     >>You can use the "nv" driver in the mean time. That's what I have
>     been using
>     >>here and it works fine. I don't know for sure what the
>     difference is but I
>     >>think if you want 3D acceleration (for gaming) you may need the
>     nvidia
>     >>drivers. I've been trying to get them installed too, so I'll be
>     watching
>     >>this thread.
>     >>
>     >>
>     >
>     >The difference, at least to my eyes, is much better font
>     rendering and a
>     >generally over all shaper image with the nvidia drivers compared
>     to nv. I
>     >didn't realize that a driver could make so much difference but
>     switching to
>     >nvidia after using nv for a while was like getting a new monitor.
>     >
>     >Having said that I can't get the nvidia drivers to work with
>     2.6.14 but they
>     >work fine with 2.6.12.
>     >
>     >Graham
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     >
>     2.6.14 requires newer drivers than those in sarge or sid:
>
>     * add "deb-src http://mirror.ox.ac.uk/debian experimental main contrib
>     non-free" to /etc/apt/sources.list
>     * go to a new empty folder
>     * "apt-get update"
>     * "apt-get source -t experimental nvidia-glx"
>     * "apt-get build-dep nvidia-glx"
>     * "cd nvidia*"
>     * "dpkg-buildpackage"
>     * "cd .."
>     * "dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-source*"
>     * "apt-get install module-assistant build-essential"
>     * "cat /proc/version" - make sure your kernel's gcc is installed (e.g.
>     gcc-3.4 must be installed if your kernel was compiled with gcc 3.4.x)
>     * "wget
>     ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/n/nvidia-kernel-common/nvidia-kernel-common_20051028+1_all.deb"
>     < ftp://ftp.debian.org/debian/pool/contrib/n/nvidia-kernel-common/nvidia-kernel-common_20051028+1_all.deb%22>
>     * "dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-common*"
>     * "m-a a-i nvidia"
>     * "dpkg -i nvidia-glx_*"
>     * "dpkg -i nvidia-glx-i*"
>     * "dpkg -i nvidia-set*"
>
>     Change your X server as per usual. I think some people make their
>     generated packages available on the web.
>
>     --Jo Shields
>
>
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My mistake. aptitude install nvidia-settings should be fine.


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