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Re: anyone installed nvidia drivers on etch recently?

I actually installed the driver using the binary provided by nvidia in etch and lenny both and I didn't fail even a single time. I don't think it's something with the driver though I don't know what else might it be.


On Fri, Oct 3, 2008 at 10:51 PM, Adam Hardy <adam.ant@cyberspaceroad.com> wrote:
I'm suffering from repeated crashes in my Eclipse IDE, which is java. Restarting it is slow and losing work is never much fun anyway, but I thought I'd find a solution until now.

I have 4 approaches to the problem:
 - upgrade java (done that, now on the latest release of JDK 1.5, 1.5.0_16)
 - upgrade Eclipse (worst approach, might require me to do a dev environment re-install)
 - upgrade Etch to latest packages (done that)
 - upgrade the nvidia driver (trying and failing).

I'm using "nv", so I thought I'd try the proprietary nvidia driver.

Following any of the methods on http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers just leads me down the same path to the point where I find "nvidia.ko failed to build" in the logs.

I'm using the stock kernel 2.6.26-bpo.1-686 from apt, and trying to get the nvidia-glx-legacy nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-kernel-legacy-2.6-686 packages from non-free to install, but using the instruction:

m-a auto-install nvidia

leads to the error "nvidia.ko failed build", as I mentioned above.

The other methods outlined on the wiki fail similarly.

The executable download directly from nvidia.com has the same problem.

Is this whole thing with the proprietary driver a bad idea or just something that won't work until I get lenny?


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