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Re: [SLUG] Debian and X
- To: Geoffrey Cowling <gcowling@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Subject: Re: [SLUG] Debian and X
- From: Ian Su <ians@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed Mar 19 01:48:09 2003
- Cc: slug@xxxxxxxxxxx
- User-agent: Mutt/1.4i
You should be able to use the "nv" driver instead of the vesa one.
But you definitely should use the nVidia binary drivers. It makes a HUGE difference.
apt-get install nvidia-kernel-src nvidia-glx-src kernel-package
then download the linux kernel of your choice, and run make-kpkg to build a debian package for the kernel. Install it, then edit your XF86Config-4 to use "nvidia" instead of "nv".
More information here:
On 2003-03-18 01:13pm, Geoffrey Cowling wrote:
> I have finally got a Debian to run X :-). (I had tried before with
> potato.. and gave up: tried again with woody) My GeForce 4 would not
> configure using any of config tools--and vga would not work--just as I was
> about to give up, I found the suggestion for vesa on card list, typed it
> in the XF86Config-4 .. .and now it walks (does not run yet.. maybe I'll
> get the courage to try nVidia drivers))
> BUT I have a problem with X.
> If I leave it alone for a time, the screen blanks. OK.
> Leave it a little longer and the login screen re-appears. I want to leave
> SETI running (as on RH 7.2 at the moment), will it not do this if
> something is using cycles? Where is the blanking behaviour controlled?
> (I'd really like to start in terminal mode and use startx.)
> thanks to all for the information in answer to the others. I am still
> pretty much a newbie trying to make the transition to Debian...