Re: new to debian but having installation problems
On Tue, Jan 02, 2007 at 02:10:40PM -0500, Kamaraju Kusumanchi wrote:
> On Monday 01 January 2007 02:24, Mike Myers wrote:
> > On 1/1/07, Kamaraju Kusumanchi <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > >
> > > m-a update
> > > m-a prepare
> > > m-a a-i nvidia
> > >
> > > modconf
> > > -> select and load the nvidia module
> the modconf command essentially does what you would be doing with modprobe,
> but in a "GUI" way. Both modconf, m-a are explained in their man pages (not
> very clear but good enough if you know what they do).
> Documentation on nvidia can be found at
I'm using amd64 Etch.
I'm using nVIDIA EN7300GT silent and I'm using the nvidia driver since I
want to use hardware playback not software. If I remember right, here's
how I did it (it wasn't painful at all in fact it was so simple it
didn't stick in my head too well):
Get x working with the nv driver.
Manually copy xorg.conf to xorg.conf.nv (later steps do
something similar but I'm paranoid)
install: (remember to have contrib and non-free in
(in my case) nvidia-kernel-2.6-amd64 (the generic nvidia
kernel package that matches the generic kernel package,
both depend on the most recent kernel, great for
read all the man pages and docs in /usr/share/doc/nvidia*
it alters your xorg.conf file and gets everything ready
to run with the new module. Module loading happens
I never needed to use modconf or module-assistant or the source.