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    Nvidia driver installation issues


    Hi all,

    I am fairly new to Linux. My machine is running Debian 5.0.5 with gcc version 4.3. When I try to install the Nvidia QuadroFX 3450 driver I got from the Nvidia web site I get an error saying:

    "the compiler used to compile the kernel (gcc 4.1) does not exactly match the current compiler (gcc 4.3).....blah blah blah"

    does this mean my gcc version is too new for the driver? if so, how do I roll back to a older version? or whats the best way to resolve this? Thanks!

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    Just install gcc 4.1 and then set the compiler environment to gcc-4.1.

    This should enable you to install the nvidia drivers.

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    I'd build my kernel with 4.3.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    Any of these won't do the job?

    Debian -- Package Search Results -- nvidia
    When I do a "uname -r" I get "2.6.26-2-686"

    Which one should I use? Or does it matter?

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    Methinks when you do apt-get or synaptics or whatever correct choice will be made for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Segfault View Post
    Methinks when you do apt-get or synaptics or whatever correct choice will be made for you.
    So, the command would be "apt-get install ????"

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    Yea, why don't you try it. If executed properly it should pull in all dependencies including specially configured kernel. To use nVidia binary driver DRI in kernel must be turned off.
    Of course, everything is possible in Linux. You can reconfigure your kernel by hand and install nVidia driver manually, too.
    Choice is yours.

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    Found some instructions on the Debian Wiki and got the driver to work. Thanks though!

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