Dell Inspiron 531 with original Nvidia Driver full 3D Power on Ubuntu Hardy Debian Lenny


  1. open a console and
    #sudo aptitude
    to use aptitude for install
  2. check for „generic“ Kernel + „headers“ for your kernel, search with aptitude
  3. check for installed „built-essential“ paket to compile, search with aptitude
  4. remove+purge ALL restricted drivers, with aptitude
  5. open a console to run nautilus as admin with
    #sudo  nautilus
  6. go to /boot with nautilus-filemanager and edit /boot/grub/menu.lst
  7. disable Framebuffer at /boot/grub/menu.lst (vga=normal)
  8. close editor and go with nautilus to /etc/modprobe.d
  9. check for /etc/modprobe.d/blacklist-framebuffer that all framebuffer drivers are blocked
  10. reboot now to clean the kernel from restricted-modules
  11. download at the driver, my PC is AMD-X2-64bit, the 64 bit driver 173 Version
  12. copy it to /usr/src/nvidia
  13. open a linux console again,and
    #sudo -s
  14. cd /usr/src/nvidia/
  15. run now sh ./
  16. reboot and perhaps run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg to fine tune it
  17. awesome to enjoy the 3D Screensavers…mail if you have problems…
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