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Old 10-29-06, 09:08 AM   #1
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Question NVIDIA x86_64 Drivers and Debian AMD64 how to ?

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How to install the 1.0-8776 for Linux x86_64 Drivers from NVIDIA.com on a Debian Sarge AMD64 ?

Thanks you for help.

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Old 10-29-06, 02:09 PM   #2
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Default Re: NVIDIA x86_64 Drivers and Debian AMD64 how to ?

The drivers can be found in the non-free section of the official repositories...

The exact procudure to add the non-free section to your list depends on the package manager you use (e.g. synaptic, adept, aptitude, etc.).
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Old 10-30-06, 06:45 AM   #3
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Hello
Thanks for your answer.
But it's not what i mean by 'From the nvidia.com' the debian packages are always...late..and i wish to use the installer from nvidia.
But it's putting file somewhere it's doesnt work... wish to understand how to solve this for once on amd64 debian.

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Old 10-30-06, 08:23 AM   #4
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Hi!

Packages in Debian are late because you are using stable distribution (currently sarge). In unstable distribution drivers are usually available only few days after they are released. Experimental distribution even offers beta drivers (9xxx).
Since kernel 2.6.18 Debian even included package with kernel modules so there is no need to use module assistant to build those from source.

There is also good reason why you should use drivers in packages provided by Debian. NVidia drivers replace several shared libraries. When package containing replaced libraries is upgraded, it will replace those libraries, effectively disabling 3D acceleration, ...
Of course dpkg has solution for this problem - file diversion. And as you can see from diversion list on my system there are several diverted files related to NVidia drivers:
# dpkg-divert --list |grep -i nvidia
diversion of /usr/lib/libGL.so.1 to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2 to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.2.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.a to /usr/X11R6/lib/nvidia/libGL.a.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx-dev
diversion of /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/libGL.so.1 to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.ia32-libs by nvidia-glx-ia32
diversion of /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/libGL.so.1.2 to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.2.ia32-libs by nvidia-glx-ia32
diversion of /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/X11R6/libGL.so.1 to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/X11R6/nvidia/libGL.so.1.ia32-libs by nvidia-glx-ia32
diversion of /emul/ia32-linux/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2 to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/X11R6/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.1.2.ia32-libs by nvidia-glx-ia32
diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libGLcore.a to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGLcore.a.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.a to /usr/lib/nvidia/libglx.a.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so to /usr/lib/nvidia/libglx.so.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /usr/lib/libGL.so to /usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.xlibmesa by nvidia-glx
diversion of /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/libGL.so to /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib/nvidia/libGL.so.ia32-libs by nvidia-glx-ia32
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Old 11-04-06, 06:15 AM   #5
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hello
So.....nobody install the nvidia drivers from nvidia.com under debian64amd i guess.

Thanks for help anyway.

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