Ron Mansolino on 6 May 2009 16:52:37 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] No OpenGL on lenny upgrade

do an lsmod to see if nvidia is loaded - I "lost" mine because (I think) a kernel upgrade broke (something) and the nvidia hadn't upgraded their installer to patch things back together yet
(I had to get the right package from nvidia, up-to-date source code, headers, and the installer still wouldn't re-compile it...

but anyway, is your X running on with the nVidia driver, or has it fallen back to VESA?

On Wed, May 6, 2009 at 4:08 PM, Greg Helledy <> wrote:
Last weekend I upgraded my desktop machine from etch to lenny.

Most things went well.  I have an NVidia 6600GT AGP video card and had
been using the NVidia driver downloaded directly from their website.
When I upgraded the kernel image (from the etch-backports one to the
lenny one) I decided to try the debian packages.

It installed and works except that I have no OpenGL support...anything
reqiring OpenGL crashes.  I have:

linux-image-2.6-686 (which pulls in:)

nvidia-kernel-2.6-686 (which pulls in:)

nvidia-glx-dev  (installed this in case it helped, but it didn't).

xorg.conf is from etch, I looked at it but didn't see anything that
needed changing.

If it helps I am using lenny's KDE (3.5.9) on an old (socket 939) Athlon
64 system.

Is anyone using the debian nvidia packages successfully?


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