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Re: Is the Etch NVIDIA driver wrong?

I see.

The legacy drivers actually are in Testing. These are meant for older
(legacy) cards, and may not work with new ones. This is a sort of
transitional driver, as a new version (already released, but not yet in
Debian) does not work with anything but legacy cards by design.

The pre-built modules of normal driver are also in Testing, as they are
built from different source. They are, however, useless without user
space components, such as "nvidia-glx".

You may want to try getting the driver and the kernel from Unstable.
Although you should check for release critical bugs first.

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