nvidia-glx woes

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Fri Jun 24 15:51:29 UTC 2011

On 2011-06-24 16:12, Bruce Sass wrote:
> Hi,
> Thanks for your efforts with the non-free NVidia drivers.
> Have you written instructions or some such, outside of the NVidia packages 
> themselves, telling us which packages we should install to achieve whatever 
> configurations/possibilities are being supported?

Sorry, no.

> Maybe it will become clear when all the 275.09.07-2 packages become available, 
> but right now it looks very confused with two or three different sets of 
> "alternative" packages and http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers is not 
> obviously helpful since it doesn't appear to have been updated since the 
> packaging for the 195.* and older drivers was put in place.

If you have a reasonably recent GPU (that does not require a legacy
driver), just install nvidia-glx. It will pull in all the other packages
you might need.
You need to install the kernel headers of your running kernel, too.

> Any idea how long it will take for the 275.09.07-2 packages to make it out to 
> the unstable mirrors?

275.09.07-3 should be on the mirrors or moving there - I already got it
from my mirror this morning.


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