On Sat, 09 Feb 2002, Mark Page wrote:
> Having recently upgraded my PC which includes an NVidia 32 MB video card, I
> have had to move fron Debian to Mandrake to successfully have my card
>> I want debian back and wonder what is the best way to get X up and running?
>> I was tempted to install a GUI free Debian and then apt-get XFree4. Will this
> work? Alternatively are there any stable Debian Distros out there with XFree4
> and the Kernel 2.4 series (as I suspect some of my other hardware will need
> the latest kernel)?
The best performaing X server for NVIDIA cards in general is their
own proprietary one.
I was using them at one stage and tey worked very well. Admittedly, you
get a nasty nvidia splash screen when X starts. Installing them as far as
I recall is pretty well documented. You can use the nv Xfree86 driver
which works, but not as well.
Can't honestly recall if I got a tarball or used alien on an rpm, but
either way I remember the install was very straightforward. This is
debian woody by the way. If it's for a desktop machine as the graphics
card suggests, I'd say use woody rather than potato as it's becoming a bit
of a pain of late eg having to compile everything cos it's glibc is old.
X4 also comes with woody. It's worth it for that alone.
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