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Re: nividia-glx working in etch???

From: "Sridhar M.A." <mas@mylug.org>
Date: Wed, 25 Oct 2006 18:24:02 +0530
To: debian-user@lists.debian.org

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 10:35:55AM +0200, Florian Kulzer wrote:
> I think that people on Etch either install the nvidia-* packages from
   > Unstable or they use the installer script from the nvidia homepage. (I
   > can only confirm that both these methods work fine on Sid since I am not
   > an Etch user myself.)

Hang on, does this only hold for testing? The lines in my /etc/apt/sources.list are all for unstable:

# nvidia driver: see http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/index.php
# use this source line for unstable drivers
deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable nvidia-graphics-drivers
deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable nvidia-kernel-common
deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable nvidia-settings
deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable nvidia-xconfig
deb http://people.debian.org/~rdonald/nvidia unstable modules

In that case all should work well?? Or is there something with my X server not in order? The KDE control centre says: version 70,000,000??

However it *is* nvidia-glx demanding xserver-common (>= 4.0.3).

..does not compute..

Just want to mention that I was using sarge till 10 days back and was
using nvidia drivers obtained directly. They were working well with
both X and Xorg from backports. I have now upgraded to etch, and
everything still works well.
Generally, I have found it easier to install the driver directly rather
than the deb packages.

Yeah, I think I might just start using that again. Too bad, I kind of liked the debian packages (with A.Schulman's installation recipe).

I started using Xorg in sarge/sid. Never a problem. Etch is definitely trickier (though I don't know unstable [see above] qualifies as etch)

Alle Meije

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