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Post subject: Post nvidia-glx install  PostPosted: 21.02.2012, 00:35



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I followed the instructions in the manual to the letter, using copy/paste mostly and I successfully installed the proprietary nvidia driver.

Unfortunately, while I am able to boot into and see my desktop, when I open an application, it looks like some kind of redacted CIA document. Patches of black all over where there should be visible GUI.

Should I re-install Ponos without the proprietary driver and leave it at that or should I download and install SalineOS 1.6?

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Post subject: RE: Post nvidia-glx install  PostPosted: 21.02.2012, 16:19
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We do not recommend the blob so staying with nouveau is the favourised option. Installing $distro is your decision

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Post subject: RE: Post nvidia-glx install  PostPosted: 22.02.2012, 15:05



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There have been video updates in the past few days, try the following:

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sux
init 3
apt-get dist-upgrade
m-a a-i nvidia-kernel-source -f
apt-get install --reinstall nvidia-glx
reboot


I've had issue a clean to nvidia-kernel-source recently, so watch for any messages from m-a and follow its recommendations. Double check that dmakms setup properly per the manual: http://manual.aptosid.com/en/gpu-en.htm#foss-xorg

Of course x-un-i has a valid point... nouveau is becoming a better option every day. There is also a guide to switch nvidia-->nouveau here: http://aptosid.com/index.php?module=wik ... g=GoNvidia
 
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Post subject: RE: Post nvidia-glx install  PostPosted: 23.02.2012, 07:01



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This is very common thing to install driver and software in the system. There are some package related to n-vidia gls.
 
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Post subject:   PostPosted: 25.03.2012, 21:04



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Thank you for responses everyone. The reason for my delay in replying is my haitus to SalineOS, which I almost immediately converted to testing repositories. Squeeze is just so old now.

It seems that the problem I had with the proprietary driver was my desktop environment, not my distro.

I have now reinstalled Aptosid ponos KDE using the Nouveau driver.

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