Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Debian nvidia issue

I am a fan of Debian's stability and simplicity. I decided to install Debian Lenny Beta2 on my Compaq Presario V3000 series notebook. This notebook has a AMD Turion 64 X2 processor with a onboard Nvidia Geforce Go 7150 display.

The install using module assistant (m-a) for lenny failed. I was left with only the command-line. I could revert to a minimal X with the default debian XOrg dirvers with the following command

#dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

The drivers in Nvidia's unix support website worked well. The latest driver
173.14.09 worked well for Geforce Go 7150.