Re: Compiling a Nvidia module [was Re: Compiling a kernel]
* Chris Bannister (firstname.lastname@example.org) wrote:
> 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?
Well, that is exactly the problem. I tried several times initially to
install it via apt but it could never do it. IIRC, there was no
nvidia-glx package and so it would not install. This was a test of an
installation BTW which ended up being only temporary. When I finally
committed and gave over my main partition to Debian I decided to
simply try it the old fashioned way and see how it went. So far so
good, though I expect that may change at any time. Many thanks for
the howto though. The next time I compile a kernel I will try it the
Debian way, just to see how I perhaps messed up the first time.