I am quite new to Linux. Running Mint 10, OZ Unity with Nvidia driver installed (throught the “additional hardware driver” install).
Mint debian does not have this option. The driver needs to be installed manually. I read the tutorial by “omns” (thanks!),
Is everything correct above -- (any changes since Sept,11? Or any changes specific to the new Mint10-Debian 64 bit?)My nvidia experience (OMNS) Sept 11,2010
The following is for the 17xx legacy driver but it should be a similar process for the 195xx driver as well. I’m not 100% sure what order I had to install these because of dependency issues but basically I installed the following:
I believe nvidia-kernel-common and nvidia-vdpau should be installed separately first, then the rest.
Before rebooting remove:
Reboot into new kernel then run
Testing and starting compiz at logon ( adapted from this post at the LinuxMint forums ).
Test compiz is working by running alt-f2 then the following command:
If that fails run the command in a terminal to get error messages.
Once you are happy with the way compiz is working create a new entry in startupp applications with the same command
Most things seems quite straightforward. Downloading and installing new software. A couple things need clearing up for me.
specificallyReboot into new kernel then run
Will that happen by default, if I just re-boot?...reboot into new kernel...
How do I do that? I guess I need detailed instructions....run nvidia-xconfig and
I do this by just logging out, and then back in?...Restart X...
Also, keep in mind my Mint Debian is 64 bit. I see no specific 64 bit nvidia files in synaptic. Just the ones quoted in the OMNS' tutorial, AND some specific 32 bit variations of some of the files. I know not to use the 32 bit variants, but will the non-specific ones work on 64 bit?
I know this is pretty basic stuff to most of you experienced users, but is confusing to me, and may be of help to others 'newbys” as well.
Thanks in advance!