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Re: Installing nVidia drivers [WAS: Using apt to install only one package]

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On 07/20/08 06:13, andy wrote:
> OK I attempted to update my nVidia driver this weekend as I said I would
> earlier this last week.

Good for you!

> First, I downloaded the latest nVidia installer for my card, which is a
> nVidia GeForce 8500 GT. The latest version is
> NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.05-pkg1.run. I then made it executable (chmod +x).

That works, but is not necessary.  Just do:
# sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.05-pkg1.run

> Second, I rebooted into single user mode, loading the 2.6.25-2-686
> kernel and then ran the installer: ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.05-pkg1.run

You don't need to be in single-user mode.  Unless, I guess, you boot
into [xgk]dm.

> Third, after going through the various agreements, etc. and ignoring the
> mismatch between compilers, the installation through back an error
> message to the effect that the kernel I was running was a Xen kernel and
> that the NVIDIA driver does not currently work on Xen kernels.
> After that, there was no way forward except for me to reboot into the
> current kernel which is 2.6.24-1-686.
> I didn't know that I had obtained a Xen kernel from the automatic
> updates, nor do I understand why this would be a problem. Although,

Ah, bummer.  Maybe Xen is now built into the Debian kernel image?

$ ls -aFl /boot/config*

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