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Re: [FOLLOWUP] video card reccomendation

On Sun, 3 Oct 2010 14:00:51 -0400
Rick Pasotto <rick@niof.net> wrote:
> I bought a GeForce 6200. So far it's working well for me and solved
> the bus overload problem I was having.
> However I do have a couple of questions. I installed (with aptitude)
> nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686 which is supposed to give me the nVidea
> driver binaries. X aborted because it could not find the nvidia
> module. The 'nv' driver works fine.
> 'dpkg -L nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686' shows what got installed was:
> /lib/modules/2.6.32-5-686/nvidia/nvidia.ko
> The 'nv' driver is in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nv_drv.so. 
> Does xorg need to be told about the different path? Is there some
> command I need to run to tell the kernel about the nvidia driver?
> What's the difference between '.ko' and '.so'?
> As I said, things are working fine it's just that I'm curious as to
> why the nvidia driver was not found.

You need the following packages: 
nvidia-glx : user-space bites
libgl1-nvidia-glx : libgl1 for the nvidia driver
nvidia-libvdpau1 : Makes vdpau work
nvidia-settings : Settings for the nvidia driver
nvidia-xconfig : builds a working xorg.conf
nvidia-kernel-2.6-686 : Meta package will keep the nVidia kernel
modules in lockset with new stock kernels


# nvidia-xconfig

This will setup the xorg.conf

Then reload X

Also see [1]

[1] http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Installation-1


Angus Hedger

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