mfdemicco wrote:I downloaded the new iso and have a few problems:
1. How do you install the nvidia driver? There's no tool in the Control Center.
2. My fonts look terrible in, for example, chromium-browser. This may be related to the above.
3. Update download rate is very slow (may be related to the debian repositories). It's going to take ~ 3 hrs. to download the 264 updates! I have a very fast cable modem connection too.
1. There's no tool as yet for hardware driver installation so you need to add the driver(s) via Synaptic. Updating needs to be completed first as it brings a needed Synaptic upgrade. Once that's done, open the Synaptic package manager and do a quick search for "nvidia". Only 2 Nvidia drivers are available; 173 legacy which I found to be incomplete for some reason and 195. I got the 195 driver installed by installing the following (installing the first couple of items listed will install nearly all rest in the list plus dependencies):
nvidia-settings 195.36.24-1 (install separately)
nvidia-xconfig 1.0+20080522-2 (install separately)
libvdpau1 0.4-5 (should already be installed but check anyway)
xserver-xorg-video-nv 1:2.1.17-3 (should already be installed but check anyway)
That should be everything you need. Let the packages and dependencies install. It should then build the Nvidia driver module and once completed, reboot. Once you're back up, your display may need to be re-set to the correct resolution via the Nvidia Xserver Settings Manager
that you'll find in Administration
menu. If, for some reason, you find that there's only one resolution available like 800x600, the Nvidia Xserver Settings Manager
should tell you what's missing. I know it told me (it was the nvidia-xconfig package I believe).
And since we're on the subject, you'll probably want to enable Compiz which makes things look a whole lot better, including fonts. Luckily, Compiz is already installed so once you've rebooted and everything looks okay, open the terminal and simply type in: "compiz"
This should enable Compiz. (you're screen might flash a second) You can set your Compiz options via the "Control Center" under CompizConfig Settings Manager
. The basics will already be set up for you such as window fading, minimizing animation and wobbly windows.
In order for Compiz to be enabled at boot-up, open Startup Applications
in the Control Center
, "Add" a new item under the Startup Programs
tab and in the Command
field, simply type in "compiz". Add a Name
, close and you're done.
2. See #1. You might play around with the font settings a bit to get the best font appearance you can. I'm not really sure if Chromium, like Firefox, uses it's own settings to render fonts rather than following system settings.
3. Yup, same here. Wait a bit and it will change.
Sorry if that's too much info. I'm used to writing in-depth tech manuals and I can't seem to break the habit.