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Re: Unable to install nVidia driver on Debian 6 LTS - was - Re: How to boot without GUI

On 11/06/2015, Ric Moore <wayward4now@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/10/2015 03:45 PM, Bret Busby wrote:
>> On 11/06/2015, Nick T. <nick@ncktsp.com> wrote:
>>> Oops, forgot to cc in the mailing list.
>>> - Nick
>>> On 06/10/2015 09:19 PM, Nick T. wrote:
>>>> Install build-essential it should contain all the packages necessary
>>>> to install the driver.
>>>> Also you might want to install dkms if you don't want to reinstall the
>>>> driver after every kernel update.
>>>> - Nick
>> Thank you for that.
>> The driver installation appears to have subsequently succeeded.
>> However, after rebooting, the system still does not see the external
>> monitor (using System -> Preferences -> Monitors), and
> I don't think that will work. Try using nvidia-settings.

As I had said, xwindows now no longer works on the system.

What do I need to do, at the command line level, to get xwindows
operable on the system?

In the circumstances, it appears to be a congiuration or settings issue.

Or, despite the information on the nvidia web site, perhaps the driver
simply does not work with Debian 6.

I note that the gcc version issues showed that the gcc version
applicable to the driver, appeared to be an earlier version (4.3, I
think) than the installed version when I installed gcc (4.4, I think)
(but the discrepancy appeared to have been overcome in the procedure
that I followed), indicating (I believe) that Debian 6 should not be a
version to early for thenvidia driver.

Bret Busby
West Australia

"So once you do know what the question actually is,
 you'll know what the answer means."
- Deep Thought,
 Chapter 28 of Book 1 of
 "The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy:
 A Trilogy In Four Parts",
 written by Douglas Adams,
 published by Pan Books, 1992


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