Debian Nvidia Driver


Nvidia Corp developed a Graphics driver for Linux. Its been out for a while, if you feel the urge to try it, here's a quick install howto.

Reboot to runlevel 3. No X Windows running. As root do:

# /sbin/init 3

If you cannot because of your display manager, login as normal, then kill running X. Normally use 'Ctrl-Alt-Backspace'. If that key-combo has been disabled, switch to a Console.


Login and give password then, switch to root user.

Next, install Module-Assistant

# aptitude install module-assistant

Setup Module Assistant

# m-a prepare

Install Nvidia driver using Module Assistant

# m-a auto-install nvidia

When quizzed on installing additional software, 'Y' for yes.

Reboot system.