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#26 Yesterday 12:50:34

HevyDevy
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Registered: 2019-09-06
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

Might be because you didnt install the linux-headers first, i dont know but there is definetly something buggy going on due to that nvidia-persistenced i believe.

A few of the steps i did were probably not needed like sudo depmod, update-initramfs and update-grub as i think they get automatically done after module building, must be the irish in me, to be sure to be sure!


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#27 Yesterday 13:43:48

Altoid
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Registered: 2017-05-07
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

Hello:

HevyDevy wrote:

... install the linux-headers first, i dont know ...

I would think that anything that was needed by the installer would have been listed as a dependency.
Or a warning that linux-headers were not installed issued and the installation aborted.

HevyDevy wrote:

... definetly something buggy going on due to that nvidia-persistenced ...

Indeed ...
There was that post last year to which I made reference in this thread.
But it seems no one at Debian took notice.

HevyDevy wrote:

... few of the steps i did were probably not needed ...
... depmod, update-initramfs and update-grub ...

Well ...
And it got me through. ;- )

I worry things such as these ie: a severely broken installation, don't get looked at by maintainers.
I expect to be using the same box with the same perfectly working video cards when I switch to Ceres.

Cheers,

A.

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#28 Yesterday 14:43:38

HevyDevy
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

It does say in the debian wiki guide that this needs to be done as a separate set of commands/instruction, so it might be a case of some incompatibilities having dependencies run for such an operation.  It also non-free so it has to be done via the user at run time i guess.

https://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsD … stallation


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#29 Yesterday 16:11:56

Altoid
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

Hello:

HevyDevy wrote:

... the debian wiki guide that this needs to be done as a separate set of commands/instruction ...

I see ...

But I have not had to do this in any of the other instances where I installed these same legacy-340xx drivers in other Linux distributons.

It did not happen when I moved from Linux Mint to a fresh Devuan Jesse installation either.
So why does it happen now in Beowulf?

The legacy-340xx driver is in the Beowulf distribution just as it was in the Jesse distribution.

Thanks for the heads-up, I'll keep the link in the Devuan bookmarks folder.

Once again, thanks for your help.
I certainly would not have my three screens in Beowulf without it.

Cheers,

A.

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#30 Yesterday 21:40:35

GlennW
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Registered: 2019-07-18
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

Thank you for documenting your steps to install a graphics module.

I remember why I prefer to use the .run from nVidia, because it was simpler to revert back to the manual way I learned to install with Mandriva /Mandrake.

All of those packages... wow!

Thank you

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#31 Yesterday 23:40:01

Altoid
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Re: [Solved] Beowulf - Nvidia legacy 340XX driver will not install.

Hello:

GlennW wrote:

Thank you for documenting ...

You're welcome ...

But the merit is all HeavyDevy's.
I would not have known where to start.

Cheers,

A.

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