[Cialug] Stuck on Nvidia GF Ti 4200 config
D. Joe Anderson
deejoe at raccoon.com
Thu Jun 16 22:30:30 CDT 2005
On Thu, Jun 16, 2005 at 09:24:52PM -0500, Alan Maupin wrote:
> debian:/# apt-get install build-essential module-assistant module-assistant
> auto-install nvidia apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings echo nvidia
> >> /etc/modules modprobe nvidia dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
> E: Couldn't find package auto-install
That's not one big line. If it were meant to be one big line,
the newline characters at the end of each line in Barry's post
would have been escaped with a backslash like this ---> \
As with a cooking recipe, this "configuration recipe" can only
go so far, and must assume that the person using it has, or will
quickly learn, to distinguish the elements within it: Like
making a cake, and assuming you know what an "egg" looks like,
and how to crack it, and how not to get yolk and white all over
the goldurn place. Or, since we seem to be a collection of
motorheads here, it's sort of like the fact that a Chilton's
manual doesn't belabor the point that a regularly-threaded bolt
unscrews when turned counterclockwise.
There are 6 separate commands here. The first one is "apt-get".
The second one is "module-assistant". The third one is again
"apt-get". The fourth one is "echo". The fifth one is
"modprobe". And the sixth one is "dpkg-reconfigure".
The stuff that follows on each line are the subcommands and
arguments to each. The first command installs two packages, one
name build-essential, the other named module-assistant. The
next command uses the module-assistant package, and invokes it
to auto-install the nvidia module. The third command installs
two additional packages name nvidia-glx and nvidia-settings.
The fourth command appends a line containing the single token
'nvidia' to the /etc/modules file, so that the newly installed
module loads the next time you boot the machine. The fifth
command loads the nvidia module this one time, since
/etc/modules couldn't do it for this currently booted session
since the module hadn't been installed the last time you booted.
And the sixth command reconfigures your X server to take
advantage of the module.
Now might be a good time for you to at least glance at the man
page for each of the above five commands. For instance, issue
to read the man page for apt-get. You may also wish to consult
the man page for bash, to read up on the append redirection
operator ">>" as used in the fifth command line. That's fairly
fundamental Unix command line stuff. The man page is huge, so
skip ahead to the REDIRECTION section. You can probably do that
and then hitting the slash key, /, and then typing REDIRECTION
(yes, that's in all caps) and then hitting the <ENTER> key.
Here are the commands again, this time separated by blank lines
apt-get install build-essential module-assistant
module-assistant auto-install nvidia
apt-get install nvidia-glx nvidia-settings
echo nvidia >> /etc/modules
D. Joe Anderson http://www.etrumeus.com/~deejoe
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