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followup: [SLUG] Almost impossible Question : Latest XFree86 install on debian


My first ever Post & what a response 
Thanks guys
Here info for those with similiar probs
 
Tom provided a work aroud solution:
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 Sent me his file "XF86Config-4.txt"
 generated on mandrake
which I edited to suit my keyboard & mouse as per
"XF86Config-4.new"
And it works great!
Files attached FYI .
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........To fix the the "upgradeXfree86" problem ......
 
Scott suggested:
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It appears to be missing the zlib.h file.
try installing zlibg1-dev,
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........ I can't find  "zlibg1-dev" 
........ only found :zlibg_1.1.4-1_i386.deb  &  zlib-bin1.1.4-1_i386.deb
....... any suggestions ????
.......have tried http://packages.debian.org
 
 
 
James gave this exellent advice:
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An easier solution would be to use one of the XFree86 4.2.x apt-able sources from http://www.apt-get.org/ and install the "latest" version using apt.  OK, so it wouldn't be as bleeding edge as the CVS branch but recent enough to download NVidia's driver, do the necessary kernel compile things and reboot.  Apparently NVidia's how-to  works as long as you follow it to the letter
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...... site currently I can't access
 
 I spent huge number of hrs downloading & compiling , although I have a work around ,
the problem is ongoing 
 
 
Cheers
Roger
 
 
>Hi Debian users
 
>I'm trying to install a
>Nvidia: Diamond Viper 770 ..... RIVATNT2 
>Video Adapter.
>on a Woody debian system. The $5 disk at the SLUG AGM.
>No Joy getting it to work above 800/600 resolution with "vga" >or "nv" drivers.
>OK then:  load the lasted & try!
>Got latest CVS   tree from info at  www.xfree86.org ..... "cvs >checkout -A xc"
>But can't finalise the install!
> have produced the last 16 lines of output.
 
>Question IS: what is going wrong , is there a fix?
>Has anyone failed at this point before.
 
>Many Thanks for your help
>Cheers
>Roger
 
 
two commands thus far.....
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#make World ..................builds OK
#make install ..................fails with              "gunzip.c:9: zlib.h: No such file or directory"
 
Last 16 lines of output:
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make[5]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib/font/bitmap/module'
make[4]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib/font/bitmap'
making all in lib/font/fontfile...
make[4]: Entering directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib/font/fontfile'
rm -f gunzip.o
gcc -c -O2 -fno-strength-reduce  -ansi -pedantic -Wall -Wpointer-arith -Wstrict-prototypes -Wmissing-prototypes -Wmissing-declarations -Wredundant-decls -Wnested-externs -Wundef  -I../../../include/fonts -I../include -I../../../programs/Xserver/include       -I../../../exports/include  -I../../.. -I../../../exports/include   -Dlinux -D__i386__ -D_POSIX_C_SOURCE=199309L -D_POSIX_SOURCE -D_XOPEN_SOURCE -D_BSD_SOURCE -D_SVID_SOURCE  -D_GNU_SOURCE   -DFUNCPROTO=15 -DNARROWPROTO   -DFONTDIRATTRIB          -DBUILD_SPEEDO -DBUILD_TYPE1 -DBUILD_CID             -DBUILD_FREETYPE  -DFONT_ENCODINGS_DIRECTORY=\"/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/encodings/encodings.dir\"               -DX_GZIP_FONT_COMPRESSION   gunzip.c
gunzip.c:9: zlib.h: No such file or directory
make[4]: *** [gunzip.o] Error 1
make[4]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib/font/fontfile'
make[3]: *** [fontfile] Error 2
make[3]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib/font'
make[2]: *** [install] Error 2
make[2]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc/lib'
make[1]: *** [install] Error 2
make[1]: Leaving directory `/var/lib/cvs/xc'
make: *** [install] Error 2

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