Re: how to use Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 in Woody
Thanks to everybody.
I was trying to get answer from japanese mailing list.
The result is that I can use vesa driver (1280x1024, 16 bit) for GeForce4 MX
For me it is enough to use X-Window (I don't need Open-GL etc.).
If I use backports.org I'm afraid there will be dependency problems in
----- Original Message -----
From: "Chris" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, July 05, 2004 8:17 PM
Subject: RE: how to use Nvidia GeForce4 MX 440 in Woody
> On Mon, 2004-07-05 at 13:43, askar wrote:
> > Thank you.
> > > > Are the nvidia-kernel-common and nvidia-kernel-source included as a
> > > > stable package?
> > >
> > > They most likely are too old. Get the drivers from Nvidia, or get an
> > > XFree backport.
> > What does it mean to get XFree backport?
> It means you get a contemporary version of XFree compiled to run on
> You need to add to your "/etc/apt/sources.list" the location of this
> backported package. They can usually be found at http://backports.org/
> or http://www.apt-get.org.
> echo "deb http://www.backports.org/debian/ woody xfree86" >>
> apt-get update && apt-get upgrade
> That should do it (if that is indeed the backport you want. I don't
> know: this is an example).
> Mind you, you'd still be working with the Xfree 'nv' driver. I don't
> know if having the NVIDIA driver is all important to you or not. You
> might try installing the binary from NVIDIA after this, but I have no
> idea if that will work or not.
> good luck,
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