RE: Nvidia cards
> From: JoeHill [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2009 4:35 PM
> Kevin Ross wrote:
> > Only the legacy 173.xx kernel module is in non-free, even in Sid. If
> > want the new 185.xx series, like for VDPAU for hardware-accelerated
> > playback, you still need to do it the hard way, which still isn't
> very hard.
> What is the 'hard way'?
It isn't hard, but it IS a pain because you have to remember to run the steps after every kernel upgrade, otherwise X won't start.
The wiki says there are 4 ways of building the kernel module, all of which revolve around module-assistant. I use method #5, which is downloading the installer from the nvnews linux forum, and running it.