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Compiling a Nvidia module [was Re: Compiling a kernel]

On Mon, Oct 23, 2006 at 11:31:46PM -0500, cothrige wrote:
> With this install of Debian I decided to stick to what I know, and
> grabbed the binary installer direct from NVidia.  I ran that, and in
> less than two minutes I was up and running.  No complaints from Debian
> and no complaints from NVidia.  Oh, except for one because I had tried
> to compile it before I updated the system fully and so I had a gcc
> which didn't match the kernel, but that was fixed in no time.

Apparently the binary installer from NVidia messes with the libraries on
the system and is not the recommended method for installing.

Read http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/

The Debian way is certainly a lot easier. Now where has that nvidia-glx
package gone?

" ... the official version cannot be abandoned because the implication of
rejecting it is far too disturbing: that we are subject to a government
conspiracy of `X-Files' proportions and insidiousness."
Letter to the LA Times Magazine, September 18, 2005.

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