Nvidia driver & debian
I just install my system and try to install the latest nvidia driver.
I have run sh NVIDIA.......run and the setup told me he cannot find a precompiled verison of a kernen.....and he ask to download 1 from the nvidia site...I say YES and he cannot fidn 1.
well, what now??
is there any way to install the driver without getting and compile a new kernel?? I use bf24 now!!
Well, I think that Debian has the nvidia-drivers in testing under "non-free" . They are probably precompiled.
I run debian knoppix and I compiled the _kernel_interfaces_ just fine after having typed
(because my kernel apparently was compiled with a 2.9x GCC)
My system still doesnt work because I have to edit my XF86Config-4 file....which I haven't done yet.
I didnt understand everything you say, its a litel bit to high for me....I have just start with linux, but I will not get any testing party into my linux....for the start I think stable must be OK.
I read some other help files on the net, and I think the best way is to get the 2.4.22 and try to compile it by myself
its also time to learn this =)
but thy for the answer anyway!!
I'm quite new to linux also - and i just reread my post, and find it not very clear (woops!)
1) Debian testing (or unstable) packages are not unsafe to use. I find Debian very conservative and I often run programs from testing or unstable to be a little more up-to-date.
2) I dont think you need to compile the entire kernel to install the nVidia drivers. As I read it you only need to compile some kernel interface files (= few files).
When I was in the installation procedure after it looked at the nVidia site to download (but didn't find my kernel) I just said yes to the next option (which I remember to be something like "compile kernel interface"
Before I started the installation program I had typed
because I read it on some other forum. It is to use the same compiler version as the one that compiled my debian kernel.
-When I was in the installation procedure after it looked at the nVidia site to download (but didn't find my kernel) I just said yes to the next option (which I remember to be something like "compile kernel interface"-
I never get this "compile kernel interface" because be break the installation on my system!
how ever, jesterday I have download the 2.4.22 kernel and have compile it without any changen.....and it has work. now I have install the nvidia driver......BUT!!!! I have no internet, I cannot mount my other partitons and I have no sound =)
well, I have make some changes in the kernel to get all this, but my kernel will not compile anymore =) Now I will play a time till I have fix all this things in my system.... do you know any good site with step by step how to compile a kernel? there are many things inside I dont understand, but I think all stuff must have some reason.... and the last question.....what are kernel interface files?? (make menuconfig) ??
You do not need to change kernel to install the NVIDIA drivers!!! Just install gcc and kernel-headers-2.4.18-bf2.4 ! Then you will need to specify the path for the headers (can't remember it for the moment)...
Take a look at the instructions I've posted previously on installing under debian (for any kernel.)
hmmm.....I will try to install just gcc and the kernel-headers, just for the feature, to know how it works.
thx for all you help people!!
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