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Re: non-free nvidia driver on etch?

On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 11:09 -0700, Jonathan Pearce wrote:
> I have used Andrew's Debian-nVidia HOWTO with success in the past. The
> problem is that the nvidia-glx package is not available on testing at
> this time. I can't use the unstable nvidia-glx package, because the
> unstable package depends on xorg 1.7.0.
> Is there a workaround, or should I bite the bullet and try installing
> xorg 1.7.0? I would really prefer not to install xorg from unstable as
> it looks like it will be a major PITA. All I want is the latest nvidia
> drivers.
> Sincerely,
> Jonathan
> On 5/30/06, Owen Heisler <owenh000@gmail.com> wrote:
> > On Tue, 2006-05-30 at 09:12 -0700, Jonathan Pearce wrote:
> > > I was hoping to keep my driver installed 'the debian way' rather than
> > > install the package from Nvidia. Does anyone know how best to install
> > > the nvidia graphics driver on etch?
> >
> > Here is a howto that I use.  It seems to be very complete.
> > http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/installation.html

Arrgh   When will I finally start remembering to change the recipient
when I reply to a message?!  Why don't Debian lists change the

Sorry, I can't help you any further.  I am new to Debian and somewhat
new to Linux.  I would go to packages.debian.org, though, and
download/install the stable nvidia-glx package manually.  Unless there
would be a problem with version dependencies...?

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