Debian Squeeze Fixes: Make NVIDIA Binary Driver Compile

Post date: 28-Dec-2009 16:35:19

If you have installed Debian Squeeze and tried to get your NVIDIA graphics card working the Debian way, you probably ended up with nothing but a build error from module assistant. The problem lies within the old version of nvidia-kernel-source which resides in the Squeeze repository. The solution is a bundle of two very helpful forum posts which are enough to run NVIDIA in Debian Squeeze:

  1. First you need to do the steps listed in this post:
  2. Then you need to place this in your xorg.conf:

And that is basically it. You should have your video card working with the binary driver after X.Org restart.