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Offline otto

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Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« on: 2011/12/24, 14:03:43 »
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Hi, buddies! If I don't want to use the mesa driver. Can I install it by this way? Is there another way easiest?

Installing the non-free nvidia-driver

1)For the nvidia cards listed in

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/195.36.24/README/supportedchips.html
install following packages:
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

 When done, execute
nvidia-xconfig

 in the shell. after a reboot, the driver is installed.

Firmware detection - non-free:

Install firmware non-free firmware
apt-get update
apt-get install firmware-linux firmware-linux-free firmware-linux-nonfree


Instal from git repositories:
apt-get install git-core

2)For older cards listed in

http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree86/Linux-x86/173.14.25/README/appendix-a.html


 install following packages:
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-legacy-173xx-dkms nvidia-glx-legacy-173xx build-essential
nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig

 When done, execute
nvidia-xconfig

 in the shell. after a reboot, the driver is installed.

credit: http://community.linuxmint.com/tutorial/view/331

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Offline aus9

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RE: Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #1 on: 2011/12/27, 16:03:14 »
hi
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Is there another way easiest?


On the basis that chat about smxi and related scripts are ok
I suggest the easiest is to use H2's script ...aka techadmin

either smxi or sgfxi

but sgfxi is specific script for nvidia whose man page is here

http://ompldr.org/vYmhqaw/sgfxi.8.gz
this is a text file you download and then use root powers to install to  /usr/share/man/man8/sgfxi.8.gz

and install instructions for the script is here
http://smxi.org/site/install.htm#install-with-zip

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su
cd /usr/local/bin && wget -Nc smxi.org/sgfxi && chmod +x sgfxi && sgfxi


good luck

PS I am not sure if siduction has created an xorg file but sgfxi will create one for you so backup before trying pls

Offline towo

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RE: Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #2 on: 2011/12/27, 16:10:32 »
And this suggestion is not the right way.
1st, sgfxi installs the driver by byppassing the package-management
2nd, usin /etc/X11/xorg.conf is depricated and should not be suggest.

apt-get install nvidia-kernel-dgms nvidia-glx + make the little config in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf

where is the problem there?
Ich gehe nicht zum Karneval, ich verleihe nur manchmal mein Gesicht.

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RE: Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #3 on: 2011/12/27, 16:13:05 »
we do not create an xorg.conf.
and please be aware, that smxi/sgfxi ends support from our side. we simply cannot support it or even systems that used it once.

greetz
devil

Offline aus9

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Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #4 on: 2011/12/28, 08:39:13 »
ok

I am not going to stick around but everyone makes their own choices.

(offtopic) BTW if interested, you may like to look at E17 from the Debian repos. It boots much faster than xfce but thats just my opinion.

I mention it as one the reviews suggests your size was larger than some other distro's size.

http://sunfizz98.wordpress.com/2011/12/26/review-siduction-rc-2011-lxde-version/

any how good luck

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Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #5 on: 2011/12/28, 09:53:19 »
If someone wants to leave because i am telling a plain truth, i guess there is nothing one can do. Fare thee well.

greetz
devil

hinto

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Installing the non-free nvidia-driver ?
« Reply #6 on: 2011/12/31, 15:58:02 »
^ Well handled towo and devil.
1) Towo thanks for the info about bypassing the package system.  I didn't realize that.
2) Devil I understand your stance, now, since the script bypasses the packaging system (in some cases).
-H