Re: Google earth doesn't display anything on my Debian Wheezy amd64
On 15/08/11 02:43, Patrick Wiseman wrote:
On Sun, Aug 14, 2011 at 12:39 PM, Scott Ferguson
On 15/08/11 01:41, Brad Rogers wrote:
On Sun, 14 Aug 2011 22:20:03 +0800
H Xu<firstname.lastname@example.org> �wrote:
There's three way to install Nvidia:-
1. download and build their drivers, which I recommend only for the legacy
cards (which I use because I have a large quantity of GeForce2 MX200s)
2. use the Debian non-free drivers - which you've used, they require the
They don't "require" them in the sense that they get automatically
installed; you have to select them separately for installation.
"They" are only used by method 2.
If you want hardware accelerated OpenGL they are "required" - though,
not, as you've pointed out, in the dpkg sense.
But if you don't mind chugging 2D, then, no, they're not required -
GoogleEarth will still work, kind of...
nvidia-glx-ia32 only supports GeForce 6xxx+ series NVidia cards.
I know only what has been posted to the list - don't know which card or
drivers have been used.
The problem may well be the kernel - we'll know more when H Xu replies
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