Peter Flynn wrote:
>> I did download the updated nVidia driver package from nvidia.com, but
> it won't execute in single-user mode because some of the system
> daemons won't execute in that mode. In any case, I don't really want
> them: I want the existing (OSS) nv driver, which I already know works.
>> I did manage to purge aptitude of all packages containing .*nvidia.*
> (and their dependencies) so I believe I am now untainted, but before I
> try to locate and manually install the linux-headers, build-essential,
> etc .debs, has anyone any bright suggestions about how to coerce the
> system into loading the nv driver? The problem is that I don't know
> what it's called, or where it lives, or what to put in /etc/modload.d
> to make it load at boot time.
I presume you can edit xorg.conf? If you can, change the driver entry
there. IIRC "nv" is nvidia's own driver and "nvidia" is the OSS one.
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