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Re: new to debian but having installation problems

On 1/1/07, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <kamaraju@bluebottle.com> wrote:
On Sunday 31 December 2006 12:24, Mike Myers wrote:
> Thanks for the tips!  I downloaded the etch cd and it detected my card and
> installed fine.  The only issue now is getting the nvidia driver installed.
> The 'nv' driver doesn't work with my widescreen display at all.  It looks
> like to do this, I need to have a custom kernel so the driver from nvidia
> can build a module for it.  Might there be an easier way to do this?

m-a update
m-a prepare
m-a a-i nvidia

  -> select and load the nvidia module

m-a stands for the module-assistant. The above procedure requires for you to
have contrib non-free (along with main) added to your apt-get mirrors in
the /etc/apt/sources.list

You will need to do this every time you update your kernel.


Kamaraju S Kusumanchi

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That's good to know!  What is all that doing behind the scenes?  I'm used to loading the module manually and adding a line in /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel- 2.6 so it is loaded while booting up.  So I would just do like,

modprobe nvidia; echo "nvidia" >> /etc/modules.autoload.d/kernel-2.6;

and be done.  If you can point me to where I can RTFM that'd be awsome, heh.  Thanks!

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