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Re: nividia-glx working in etch???

On Wed, Oct 25, 2006 at 23:48:47 +0100, Alle Meije Wink wrote:
> >From: "Sridhar M.A."
> >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:

I think we might have a misunderstanding here:

Stable = Sarge (at the moment)
Testing = Etch (at the moment
Unstable = Sid (forever)
Experimental = Well, do you feel lucky, punk?

> # 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

For Unstable/Sid the normal repository is enough to get all the nvidia
packages, but you need "non-free" (and "contrib" for one configuration
utility). This is what I have: 

deb http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
deb-src http://ftp.nl.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib

(It should of course also work with the mirrors in other countries.)
> 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??

Run "X -version" from a terminal or a tty to be sure.
> However it *is* nvidia-glx demanding xserver-common (>= 4.0.3).
> ..does not compute..

Post the output of "apt-cache policy nvidia-glx".


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