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Re: SIGTERM received when installing Nvidia driver

On 03/30/2011 04:28 PM, Jason Filippou wrote:
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 11:03 PM, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>  wrote:
On 03/30/2011 02:36 PM, Jason Filippou wrote:
On Wed, Mar 30, 2011 at 10:01 PM, Ron Johnson<ron.l.johnson@cox.net>
On 03/30/2011 08:00 AM, Jason Filippou wrote:
Hello list,

I've been running my testing box's graphics through the NVIDIA
proprietary driver, downloaded from their website. However, after
recent updates, logging into my debian box is only possible through
text mode, no X server is started. Whenever I try to install the
downloaded NVIDIA driver (I have 260.xxx and 256.xxxx in my home
folder) with superuser rights, I receive a SIGTERM signal right after
accepting the license. As a result, I can't run an X server. I also
have the package nvidia-kernel-dkms in my system, if that helps in any

Please CC me as I am not on the list.

Why not get them from directly from Debian?  (Though you might have to
Experimental to get current drivers.)
I have no reason not to get them from Debian directly. How would I go
about fetching them from Debian? I have included all repositories in
my apt.conf file.

Step one:
$  apt-cache policy nvidia-glx
Here's the output:

   Installed: (none)
   Candidate: 260.19.44-1
   Version table:
      270.30-1 0
         500 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ experimental/non-free
i386 Packages
      260.19.44-1 0
         700 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ testing/non-free i386 Packages
         600 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable/non-free i386 Packages
      195.36.31-7 0
         100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
      195.36.31-6 0
         650 http://http.us.debian.org/debian/ stable/non-free i386 Packages

Then it's as simple as:
# apt-get -t testing install nvidia-glx

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