Debian Sid with NVidia card : Xorg cannot start...

Hugo Vanwoerkom hvw59601 at
Mon Apr 20 08:56:28 PDT 2009

David BERCOT wrote:
> Hi,
> Le Wed, 15 Apr 2009 12:28:56 -0500,
> Hugo Vanwoerkom <hvw59601 at> a écrit :
>> David BERCOT wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I'm new on this list and this is my first message.
>>> I hope it's not a "classical" error but I had a (quick) look in the
>>> archives and I did not found any solution...
>>> First of all, I use Debian Sid with a 2.6.29 kernel. I've tried to
>>> install the non-free NVidia drivers but it seems that there is a
>>> bug with the 2.6.29 kernel. So, I have to use the free drivers
>>> (expecting for the bug to be resolved soon ;-))).
>> <snip>
>> I use Debian Sid with the 2.6.29 kernel and NVidia non-free driver 
>> I found the install absolutely straightforward and w/o errors.
>> I use it with a multi-seat setup.
>> What exactly was the problem?
> I've tried, yesterday evening, the same installation (except it is in
> amd64 and not in i386) : kernel 2.6.29 and NVidia 96.43.11-pkg1 and
> pkg2.
> The result was the same : impossible to compile...
> The error comes from the new organization of the headers (2
> directories)...

I think that is 
and I got around that by recompiling the Debian 2.6.29-1 i686 kernel 
myself and using that to install 96.43.11.


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