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Old 09-17-10, 02:32 PM   #25
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And.........?
and , and already struggling with nvidia drivers ..............but i don't want to ask for help yet.
I want to get there on my own. Overall though I like it. keep you posted on my progress, and i will shout when i get stuck.
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Old 09-17-10, 06:59 PM   #26
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can't get past this bit

I have followed this guide to the letter , but when i drop out of X and run the package it says file not found
anyone any ideasof how to resolve.

Here is the tutorial i am following. The red entry is the problem

1. Open a terminal and type sudo su
2. Type apt-get install build-essential linux-headers-$(uname -r)
3. Type cd /usr/src
4. Type ln -s linux-headers-$(uname -r) linux
5. Type
wget http://us.download.nvidia.com/XFree8...14.23-pkg1.run
6. Type /etc/init.d/gdm stop (to stop gdm and drop to a terminal)
7. Type cd /usr/src && sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-100.14.23-pkg1.run (to launch the nVidia installer script)

* Accept the license agreement to continue
* Select No on the first question prompting to download Kernel from nVidia
* Click Ok to compile a new Kernel
* Select No at the prompt to abort now
* Let the installer finish the build
* Select Yes to let nVidia-xconfig automatically update your xorg.conf file
* Click Ok
* Once the installer has completed, type startx and enjoy your new video hardware enabled Lenny with nVidia drivers
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Old 09-18-10, 09:38 AM   #27
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Default Re: Is Debian any good

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ls
in that directory and it will show your files.

That's not the way I'd do it but I don't think I've even tried installing the NVIDIA driver with Debian. It should be just a case of running the NVIDIA driver script from anywhere. Also scripts don't come executable.
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Old 09-18-10, 09:50 AM   #28
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That's not the way I'd do it but I don't think I've even tried installing the NVIDIA driver with Debian. It should be just a case of running the NVIDIA driver script from anywhere. Also scripts don't come executable.
That's what I do. I do install build-essentials, make sure headers are installed etc etc, but I generally just run the sh the installer from my downloads or where ever I saved it to. Has always worked a charm for me.
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Thanks both of you , i am underorders from mrs drol so cant try it untill later
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Old 10-03-10, 04:26 AM   #30
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Debian is too "generic" and tries to please everyone, that is it why it fails (really bad imo).

For example:

It is not as good and polished Desktop as Ubuntu.
It doesn't have the simplicity of operation of Slackware
It doesn't have customization ability of Gentoo
It is not as good as a rolling release distro as Arch Linux
It can't match the stability/security of CentOS/RHEL as a server
It doesn't have the advanced GUI configuration/administration tools of Novell/Suse
It doesn't have the bleeding edge technologies of Fedora

The only strong point of Debian I can think of, is that it works on many non-x86 architectures, But this I think is something that very few people need.

I suggest to avoid Debian and use the best distro for your needs.
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Thanks

This is the type of info i was looking for.
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Old 10-05-10, 02:14 PM   #32
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The only strong point of Debian I can think of, is that it works
Corrected it for you by cutting out the rest of the sentence

I have never seen an OS, any kind, reach Debian's level of not breaking when following package updates as they are released.
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Old 10-05-10, 08:15 PM   #33
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Everytime I've dealt with Debian, I've not found it user friendly. That's just me.
That's been the case with me and the Fedora line... I'm not used to RPM based systems.

Debian seems pretty easy though after coming from Ubuntu.... granted, I don't administer the systems, I just use the Debian ones at school and have Ubuntu on my machine at home
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I'm sticking with OpenSuse. I love it. Yesterday, I updated my KDE (from 4.4.4 to 4.5.2), and everything is still as perdy as ever.
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