Updating nvidia card drivers
(NOTE: XD300 runs Windows Vista, XD450 and xd850 - xd8000 run Windows 7 64 bit) 5.The NVIDIA website should now display the latest driver for the graphics card.Older graphics cards may not show all of the components listed below.If the options you are presented with do not match the screenshot below, it is ok.Check if the version you are interested in is available: NOTE: for the multiarch, for example on amd64 with i386, you must NOT install all the packages from the foreign architecture, but ONLY either libgl1-nvidia-glx-i386 or nvidia-driver-libs-i386 depending on the branch, and their dependencies.Command ' tar --no-same-owner --no-same-permissions --extract --file /home/foo/tmp/nvidia/tarballs/nvidia-graphics-drivers_367.35.gz --directory /home/foo/tmp/nvidia/build-area/tmp-0.834000333984481' failed in '/home/foo/tmp/nvidia/367', how to continue now? ]: As the nvidia driver is not autodetected by Xorg, a configuration file is required to be supplied.If you are doing a distribution upgrade, you should at the very least remove all the nvidia packages from wheezy, get your desktop working with nouveau, then reinstall the nvidia packages if there is a pressing reason.As new upstream versions of the proprietary driver are released, upload might not happen immediately.
To get the most features out of your graphics card, we suggest selecting all of the graphic components.
As of jessie, if you only need basic functionality and don't care about performances, the need for the proprietary drivers is pretty much over - nouveau now works quite well and works with dual-headed displays by simple and easy configuring from within your desktop (for KDE Plasma see ).
The proprietary drivers don't provide normal logging and can be a hidden source of problems.
This might be for various reasons, including waiting for new binary packages to clear the NEW queue, which has to be approved manually by the FTP masters.
Before running the upstream installer, which might cause problems to your installation, you can build and install the packages locally if they are ready on SVN.