[ILUG-BOM] Help with Debian and X on NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS -

Pankaj Jangid pankaj@[EMAIL-PROTECTED]
Tue Jan 1 10:09:02 IST 2002

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On Thursday 01 January 1970 05:29, Suryaprakash Kompalli wrote:
> 	Debian potato does not seem to recognise my NVIDIA GeForce2 GTS
> card... Any pointers as to how to do up my display - currently I only get
> 320x304.. And its' not much fun :(

I have successfully installed potato on NVIDIA. First I installed without X 
window. Then I installed a package from debian - testing i.e. woody, which is 
specially for NVIDIA. Search for NVIDIA on debian testing. The package has a 
readme file which has got all the instruction. 

But I would like you to try this first.

Install potato first without xconfiguration. Then,
Install 2.4 kernel with appropriate modules selected. I prefer a non modular 
kernel. Then replace the keyword "potato" in the /etc/apt/sources.list file 
with the word "testing". and "apt-get update" then "apt-get install 
If the xserver installation asks for configuration then select "nv" form the 
type of card. It has "nv" option in it. If it didn't ask for any new 
configuration then after installation is complete do "dpkg-reconfigure 
xserver-xfree86" and then select "nv".

then "startx". 
(NOTE: startx command is in package xbase-clients. So if it says command not 
found then do "apt-get install xbase-clients")

One more problem is common in debian dist. After the above configuration is 
complete if startx fails. Install xfonts-base using "apt-get install 

then "startx"

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