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Old 09-16-09, 03:48 PM   #25
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Default Re: please provide .deb packages for driver releases

@martini : It would be better to let the distribution mantainer handle the driver thing and release the dev team from that load, so they can spend that time improving the drivers ;P

In fact, the drivers are on the ubuntu repo's, and ... It's not so hard to execute the .sh on the site

and .. you can't escape from the console you little lazy ! xD

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Old 09-16-09, 04:24 PM   #26
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hi nvidia!

is it possible to provide .deb packages (nvidia-glx-*** and nvidia-***-kernel-***) for an easier installation of nvidia drivers e.g. on ubuntu systems? i'd like the idea of 'klick & install' the driver without stopping the x-server and without typing anything into a console.

it's often anoying to do the same things again and again (stopping the x-server, reinstallation of driver on new kernel version, etc.)

thx, martin
http://www.ubuntugeek.com/howto-inst...epidhardy.html

for the stable driver, you just have to change to the 180 series of drivers.
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Ok, here is a question.... how does one go about building a .deb from the nvidia provided package?
You need the .dsc file, a diff.gz (you can use the latest 'official' ones as templates) and the .run files and then you build it like any other deb package. It's actually quite simple.
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Old 09-17-09, 09:27 AM   #28
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hi nvidia!
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it's often anoying to do the same things again and again (stopping the x-server, reinstallation of driver on new kernel version, etc.)

thx, martin
Um, well, I like the way I do it now. Log off, choose a console login, login as root, stop kdm, install driver, three fingered salute, go get chocolate. Only had it fall over once and toss me to the console, fixed it by uninstalling driver using the --uninstall option, deleting xorg.conf, reinstalling driver, three fingered salute, go get chocolate, and bob's your aunty.

But then, I run Debian - don't get kernel upgrades that often that affect the driver, so usually have the choice of when I upgrade my video drivers.

And I like chocolate

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