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Re: Problem with video card when installing X

I have a new machine and am installing Debian Woody on it. Everthing
seems to be fine till I get to installing X and then I get the error:

    (EE) No devices detected

According to the blurb on the box, the card I am using is a Sparkle
Nvidia GeForce FX 5200 128Mb DDR+TV and the part of the log file
/var/log/XFree86.0.log which refers to the video card is reproduced

If you have an NVidia card, you need to install the debian packages for NVidia (only available from Sid/Unstable sources I believe) or get the NVidia installer from www.nvidia.com.

The debian NVidia packages you require are:

and if you have a stock debian kernel, you can also just download an nvidia kernel module for your kernel version. Otherwise you need to compile your own module using kernel headers or kernel source.


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