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Re: Nvidia Proprietary Driver

On Sb, 16 oct 10, 19:37:23, David Baron wrote:
> As followup to my post on Nouveau, which I would prefer using, the 
> installation of the gallium experimental driver involves too many experimental 
> packages. I installed nvidia's driver (for newer 620GeForce 6200 TurboCache) 
> without a hitch ... almost.
> AFTER X is up, the consoles (alt-shift-F1...) are garbled. Text is very large 
> and doubled up vertically. So consoles are unusable and their "bottom" where 
> text is entered is way down under.
> I am using Xorg from Sid and linux-image from Sid. Is there some way 
> to rectify this, i.e. some console setup script I can run in local rc or such?

You might get usable consoles by:

1. setting the correct resolution for the console
2. setting a good size for the console font

For 1. it would help if you told what bootloader you are using, but 
assuming it is grub-pc a.k.a. grub2 you have to add a line like:


to /etc/default/grub with the correct resolution and then run 
'update-grub'. When you got it working run 'dpkg-reconfigure 
console-setup' to fix 2.

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