[clug] Has anyone got a recent nVidia card working multi-resolution?

Boyd boydwilding at gmail.com
Fri May 22 23:59:47 GMT 2009


if you are using Debian Lenny, this howto was invaluable for me to get X and
my nvidia card working:


Requires access to the internet and ability to use the command line and
modify sources.list using VI or other text editor.

On Fri, May 22, 2009 at 9:59 PM, Hal Ashburner <hal.ashburner at gmail.com>wrote:

> Andrew Janke wrote:
>> The ncurses-based dialogue started by NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.51-pkg1.run
>>> tells me
>>> about the problem (sorry but I would have to stop X to try it again). I'm
>>> quite
>>> happy to build a kernel, just kept going until past my bedtime last night
>>> :-/
>> I think this is probably X telling it it failed to start and showing some
> part of /var/log/Xorg.0.log, that would be a good place to start looking
> regardless.
> Make sure you've got your kernel source symlinked to /usr/src/linux
> see what happens when you
> $ modprobe nvidia
> Check dmesg once you've done this
> and do make sure you're using the correct nvidia binary drivers for your
> particular card. If it's an older card just double check you don't need the
> so called "legacy" nvidia drivers rather than the more recent ones.
> $ nvidia-xconfig
> should give you enough of an xorg.conf to start X if the drivers are
> functional.
> $ nvidia-settings
> gives you a gui that will do whatever to tweak things, save you a bunch of
> time if you're using more than one monitor. Works good with 4. ;-)
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