Tuesday, June 12, 2007

Nvidia GeForce 3 Cards on Debian

For a long time I used the Debian nvidia driver packages, but GeForce 3 Ti 200 cards are now considered legacy cards, and not supported by the 97xx and newer series. After a recent upgrade, I had to remove my Debian nvidia packages and
  1. Download the 96xx series Nvidia Linux drivers.
  2. Run the install script as root.
  3. Since I use the xorg X server, I had to move files around:
    mv /usr/X11R6/lib/lib* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/
    mv /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/
    mv /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/extensions/* /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/

1 comment:

Eli I said...

Those drivers are obsolete now. You'll want to install the xserver-xorg-video-nouveau package.