Updating nvidia drivers debian
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I have installed many distros on my home machine and set up my Nvidia card from scratch many times.
I have had Debian running now for a month and still haven't managed to get the nvidia installer to run.
an example would be apt-get install kernel-headers-`uname -r` that last command automatically queries the kernel and downloads the the correct files (in this case headers) for your version.
I believe (from memory) that `uname -r` can also be replaced with $(uname -r) From memory, either encasing the command with backticks, or $() automatically runs the envclosed file.
It keeps returning errors telling me I don't have the correct header files. I am running the 2.6.7-1-386 kernel and have the corresponding headers package installed but no good. ln -s /usr/src/kernel-headers-2.6.7-1-386 /usr/src/linux To link the headers to the directory the Nvidia installer is looking for if this does not work then.This metapackage depends on the NVIDIA binary driver and libraries that provide optimized hardware acceleration of Open GL/GLX/EGL/GLES/Vulkan applications via a direct-rendering X Server.Please see the nvidia-kernel-dkms or nvidia-kernel-source packages for building the kernel module required by this package. This version only supports Ge Force, Quadro, NVS, Tesla, ...This issue of NVIDIA is not new and the users have been complaining for years regarding this.The Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) has tried to fill this with its own open source driver.