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snodgrss1984
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quick question

Post by snodgrss1984 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 3:06 pm

i lost where i asked this before but how do i in debian 64bit install latest graphics driver

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Re: quick question

Post by snodgrss1984 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 4:43 pm

im new to debian

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Re: quick question

Post by DrHu » Wed Nov 30, 2011 5:12 pm

http://forums.linuxmint.com/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=83444
--minimum info needed for any help, graphics card version..
in a terminal

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inxi -G 
You either use the mint update programs to find the latest graphic driver included with that distribution or run off on your own and install the one that is the latest version for your graphics card
--and you should check if there have been any reports or install or other issues belonging to a 64bit graphics driver (for your card..)
http://pkill-9.com/install-nvidia-video-driver-debian/
--Synaptic (package manager..)searching for the non-free (manufacturer's driver file: example nvidia
--you might not have an /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, you can use nvidia-settings to make one (for example) or just do it yourself, if you want to define the video card settings, otherwise auto detection (no xorg.conf) was expected to have worked (Ubuntu, Mint later versions 9x onwards approx..)

If there are any issues, the safest bet is probably to use the 32bit version of the driver for that card
--or the open source version (assuming that any manufacturer's driver is causing any problem and it has been noted (forums, launchpad etc)..

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Re: quick question

Post by snodgrss1984 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 10:48 pm

just installed some xorg and legacy driver for open gl etc hope it works it used a lot of drivers

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Re: quick question

Post by snodgrss1984 » Wed Nov 30, 2011 11:00 pm

i am now stuck with the old kernal because that failed and wont boot my new kernal anymore

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