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Old 02-27-04, 06:13 AM   #28
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Cool Successfull installation of Nvidia driver on debian 2.4.18-bf 24


My config :
Debian woody 3.0r1 with a 2.4.18-bf2.4 kernel.
KT4V mother board with GEforce4 video card and MX4408X chip set.

Here is my "receipe" :

Warning : you must be root to do this !

1) Download (or debian CD 6) and install debian package kernel-headers-2.4.18-bf2.4.deb
2) Extract kernel headers tar file in /usr/src/
3) Execute :
ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.4.18-bf2.4 /usr/src/linux
4) Download from Nvidia
5) Go to your home directory and execute :
sh from Nvidia --extract-only
6) Edit with vi this file :
7) Locate and comment the following lines :
echo "Unable to determine kernel version"
exit 1
8) Add after the comments :
rm -f Makefile
ln -s Makefile.nvidia Makefile
rm -f conftest conftest.c
9) Save and quit vi
10) Go to the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-5336-pkg1 directory and execute :
The installation process should end without any errors.
11) Execute :
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

and :
- Select Nvidia driver (not nv driver !!!)
- Deselect GLcore
- Deselect dri
- Select glx
12) Reboot and you will see the Nvidia logo at the end if the boot

Hope this helps.

Delaunoy P.
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