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Re: nvidia driver problem [Was: new user question: debian on a Thinkpad T61]

On Jan 28, 2008 5:05 PM, Geosand <geosandsf@westnet.com.au> wrote:
> Jimmy Wu wrote:
> > Well, an update: I just ran the nvidia script today (169.09) and it
> > worked.  I told it to not look for a precompiled interface on
> > nvidia.com, so it did some compiling on its own, I think, but anyways,
> > after I updated xorg.conf and restarted X, I saw the great big nVidia
> > splash screen.
> >
> > Thanks again to every who replied for your help.
> >
> Good to know, Jimmy.
> Thanks.
> 'When I get the time', I'll follow suit.
> Regards,
> David Palmer.

Another update:  the nvidia installer works fine after it runs, but my
X breaks on the next reboot, and consequently I have to rerun the
installer on every reboot - a royal PITA.

At first, I thought it may have been due to conflicts with the
installed/half-installed nvidia-glx packages when I tried to use the
debian method earlier, so I removed all of those packages I could
think of, but that didn't fix the problem.  Eventually, I got so fed
up I reinstalled the system, upgraded to unstable, and used the debian
nvidia-glx packages, which installed beautifully without a hitch
(cursing nvidia and closed-source drivers all the while).  I am now
running compiz happily on my sid system, and all is well once again

Jimmy Wu
Registered Linux User #454138

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