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Re: Nvidia drivers from sid on squeeze

> So I then tried purging (and downgrading back to squeeze any packages
> that were upgraded as dependencies of) the nvidia packages and
> installing nvidia-kernel-dkms (as directed by
> <http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Use_DKMS>).  Still no joy;
> the same error.
> What do I need to do to use the Nvidia drivers from sid on squeeze?
> Regards,
> Aidan Gauland
> (Note: I have attached my xorg.conf file.)

Hi Aidan!
Did you install the nvidia-glx package? 

A good way to see, what is happening, is to move /etc/init.d/kdm out of the 
way, Doing so, it will not start at boot. 

After boot, you can start X by the command "startx". The console is now 
showing you, what is happening. 

If it does not work, check if nvidia-kernel and nvidia-glx are from the same 
version. The nvidia-kernel-module can easily unloaded with rmmod nvidia, and 
loaded with modprobe nvidia. 

If you want to use the drivers from sid in squeeze, I doubt, this will work. 
It has something to do with the kernel-version and the compiler. I suppose, 
you will need to use the kernel from sid to. To install the stuff from sid, add 
the repository in /etc/apt/sourcers.list, then apt-get update and then apt-get 
install myrequiredstuff -t sid.

Hope this helps. Good luck!


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