nvidia in debian

Since I last had to install the nvidia drivers in debian, things have changed a bit.

It used to be fiddly to get the nvidia drivers installed, but if you are running etch (or later) you should just be able to run (as root)


apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-common nvidia-glx
module-assistant auto-install nvidia
module-assistant install nvidia

Then just edit your X config (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and change the driver line with “nv” to “nvidia” and restart your window manager and all should be running.

There is a wonderful howto with loads more detail at http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/installation.html

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