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Re: Debian with GeForce4 MX 440 64 MB

I recently did several new installs that use this video card.  I have found 
the easiest method (using the new Debian Installer and kernel 2.6.7) is do 
the install, and then when X does not come up, reboot using the Knoppix 
CDROM, let Knoppix do it's thing and find the settings, then copy the Knoppix 
ramdisk version of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to the newly installed HD.  Takes 
care of display and mouse fine for me.


On Sunday 08 August 2004 08:33 am, Ryan Nowakowski wrote:
> On Sun, Aug 08, 2004 at 01:21:16AM +0100, Paul Nolan wrote:
> > Tomy Alarie wrote:
> > >Hi, im trying to install my new video card with a fresh installation of
> > >debian. Can anyone give me the steps to do it ?
> > >
> > >Thanks,
> > >Tomy
> >
> > I have the same card ^_^
> > All I did was download the binary driver from www.nvidia.com, then boot
> > up into run level 3 (no X11) and run the install program. You may need
> > the kernel headers installed (depending on your version). Next, run
> > 'dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86', and on the driver menu, change 'nv'
> > to 'nvidia'. Finally, run 'dexconf' to write your new X11 config, and
> > reboot. If it worked, before the login screen you should see a white
> > screen with the nVIDIA logo.
> There's a debian package with the nvidia driver.  You should use that
> rather than downloading directly from nvidia.  Check out:
> /usr/share/doc/nvidia-kernel-source/README.Debian

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