Could you review the NvidiaGraphicsDrivers wiki page?

Christian Kastner debian at
Thu Jun 16 22:57:50 UTC 2011

Russ, thanks for your detailed reply.

On 06/16/2011 12:01 AM, Russ Allbery wrote:
> It looks like the subsequent changes have preserved the basic intent of
> that change, so while I would phrase the page differently than what it
> currently looks like, the basic initial intent of my edit is still there,
> so I'm happy.  It still lists module-assistant first, but the DKMS section
> says that it's the easiest, and the module-assistant section isn't
> horribly long, so that seems like a reasonable compromise.
> I do think the page is way too long and a lot of the details are only of
> interest to a tiny minority of users.  The average user really doesn't
> need more than:
> 1. Try nouveau.  If that works and is fast enough for you, you're done.
> 2. If nouveau doesn't work, install nvidia-glx and nvidia-kernel-dkms and
>    create an xorg.conf configuration file containing Driver "nvidia".
> 3. If your card isn't supported by that version, look at the *-legacy*
>    packages instead.

This is the kind of documentation I personally would expect, too: if it
was possible for you to ad-hoc summarize the proper procedure in three
streps, I'd argue that such information should be prominently displayed,
even that the other methods be moved to a separate section instead of
"burying" the simple approach.

But that's just me. I'm merely subscribed to that wiki page, and when I
received the changesets and saw they were going completely opposite
ways, I'd thought I'd ask you guys for your opinion. If you believe it's
OK as-is, I'm content.


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