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after many failed attempts I'm posting here. how do I get these drivers installed? It seems simple enough download the .run file from their site and run (at runlevel 3), ...
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    nvidia drivers


    after many failed attempts I'm posting here.

    how do I get these drivers installed?

    It seems simple enough download the .run file from their site and run (at runlevel 3), but it needs a pre-installed kernel and/or source that I can seem to get right. I also tried to get it to work with the apt-get packages. In other words ... I'm completely lost.

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    Here's a good place to start, it was written by Techimoe.
    http://www.linuxforums.org/tutorials...ial-44103.html
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    In Debian I prefere it like this:

    Add this in your /etc/apt/sources.list(backports):

    deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable nvidia-graphics-drivers dpatch
    deb http://www.backports.org/debian stable nvidia-kernel-common xfree86

    (I'm not sure if this part is needed in Knoppix, being sid based, neither do I recommend using Sid/Knoppix if your new with Linux)

    apt-get update

    apt-get install nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-kernel-common
    apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r`
    export KVERS=`uname -r`
    export KSRC=/usr/src/kernel-headers-`uname -r`
    cd /usr/src
    tar xvzf nvidia-kernel-source.tar.gz
    cd modules/nvidia-kernel
    debian/rules binary_modules
    cd ..
    dpkg -i nvidia-kernel-`uname -r`*deb
    depmod -a
    apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-glx-dev xserver-xfree86


    Next configure X(if not done already) or just edit /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.[/quote]

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    LondoJowo: It comes up with a no prekernel or source found error.


    jens: Its good until this point
    Code:
    root@box:/home/weird# apt-get install kernel-headers-2.6.11
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    Package kernel-headers-2.6.11 is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package is missing, has been obsoleted, or
    is only available from another source
    E: Package kernel-headers-2.6.11 has no installation candidate

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    You need to install the source, try running this command.

    Code:
    apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.11
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    Code:
    root@box:/home/weird# apt-get install kernel-source-2.6.11
    Reading Package Lists... Done
    Building Dependency Tree... Done
    kernel-source-2.6.11 is already the newest version.
    0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 637 not upgraded.
    but no change in the installer.

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    not to bump an old thread, but I wanted to inform you guys that I got it working after installing debian over knoppix. The only hangup I had was finding out that 'nv' doesn't do 3d 'nvidia' does.

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    Yeah, 'nv' is just a generic driver setting.
    Which works fine as long as you don't run complex graphics.

    That same notation confused me when I first saw it listed.
    It may be that your sole purpose in life is simply to serve as a warning to others.

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