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Old 05-03-08, 04:39 PM   #1
cledith
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Default Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

Hello,
I am having trouble installing the NVidia driver for my Quadro NVS 140M. I am running the 32-bit version of Debian Lenny running Kernel 2.6.22. I followed these instructions and got the same problem as described in this thread. Unfortunately, I wasn't able to find any thread regarding this problem that actually solved my problem. Another thing is, that I am totally new to Linux and really like to try it, but would like to see something So please forgive me any dumb questions or missing knowledge.

Whenever I try to run
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aptitude install linux-headers-2.6.22-3-686
aptitude tells me, that there are some unresolved dependencies and that he is not able to resolve them. I have absolutely no idea how to solve this problem. I hope someone can help me. If you need any more information, please let me know. I'd appreciate your help!
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Old 05-03-08, 05:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

Maybe this helps:
http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers
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Old 05-03-08, 11:38 PM   #3
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Default Re: Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

apt-get install module-assistant
m-a prepare
m-a a-i nvidia
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Old 05-04-08, 02:41 AM   #4
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Default Re: Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

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Originally Posted by cledith
Whenever I try to run
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aptitude install linux-headers-2.6.22-3-686
Hi there,

I'm running Debian lenny as well.

2.6.22 is no longer in lenny so no wonder aptitude is confused, we've moved to 2.6.24.
I suggest the following:
started aptitude fresh from root and press the 'u' key to check for updates.

Update any and all packages that have an update waiting.

Then you should install the package:
linux-headers-2.6-686

That package will always keep your headers up to date for you, without you needing to worry.

Let us know how you get on.
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Old 05-04-08, 04:18 PM   #5
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Default Re: Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

Uh oh, thanks for the many replies. I'll check your hints tomorrow and let you know if it's working.
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Old 05-05-08, 02:03 PM   #6
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Default Re: Problem: NVidia on Debian Lenny

@ledoc:
According to the tutorial, unfortunately the needed packages are not available in testing. Therefore, the tut applies at the moment only for etch and sarge, though I didn't try to verify, whether the informatin is still applying.

@Silverbak:
Thanks, I just updated the kernel to v2.6.24 and everything ran through perfectly. Thanks a lot, it was a whole lot easier than I expected!

Thanks again!
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