Installing Compiz Fusion And The Nvidia Driver on Debian Squeeze

1. Open a terminal and become root:

su

2. While Compiz Fusion is available in the main repository, the Nvidia driver is not – it comes from the non-free repository; that’s why we must open /etc/apt/sources.list…

gedit /etc/apt/sources.list

… and append the string contrib non-free to all repositories:

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze main contrib non-free

deb http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://security.debian.org/ squeeze/updates main contrib non-free

deb http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free
deb-src http://ftp.de.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-updates main contrib non-free

3. Update the package database afterwards:

apt-get update

4. Then install Compiz Fusion and the Nvidia driver as follows:

apt-get install compiz compizconfig-settings-manager compiz-fusion-plugins-main compiz-gnome compiz-gtk fusion-icon compiz-fusion-plugins-extra compiz-fusion-plugins-unsupported nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-settings

5. Reboot the system afterwards.
6. After the system has come up again, become root again
7. check if the Nvidia kernel module got loaded with lsmod | grep -i nvidia
the success output will be like this:

[email protected]:/home/emka# lsmod | grep -i nvidia
nvidia              10670090  0
i2c_core               15819  6 nouveau,drm_kms_helper,drm,i2c_algo_bit,nvidia,i2c_nforce2
[email protected]:/home/emka#

Happy strugling guys!

Wagiman Wiryosukiro

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