10 years ago
Please include updater as well so that we can install correct software from internet
I have a fairly chunky graphics card so maybe that compensates, although I don't use a huge number of the compiz effects. My card is a GeForce GT 320.
Anyway, when I look in Synaptic, it seems I installed the nvidia-glx package and the nvidia-settings package to get a config GUI along with any dependencies. The nvidia-glx package should keep the drivers updated through kernel updates.
I can't even get compiz working @trollboy, you're luckier than me!
A hardware drivers module would make LMDE even more minty
I find the nouveau drivers to be fine for desktop use and even for compiz but you can't use them for games. I can't remember how I installed the nvidia drivers as it was a while ago; it may have been by installing the package nvidia-glx (although at one time this had a problem due to a testing issue!)
If you install the driver manually you need to balcklist the nouveau drivers before retarting as they clash quite badly.
Hi @blueXrider, yes xserver-xorg-video-nouveau is installed on my LMDE Boxand my graphics are like treacle! The video card by the way is a NVIDIA 8400G5.
To use the nouveau drivers, your kernel drm version and your libdrm version need to match. The installation can basically be done this way:
# apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-nouveau
Courtesy of http://wiki.debian.org/NvidiaGraphicsDrivers#Installation