Hi I am running backports amd64 statler crunchbang. There is not much documentation out there to get amd drivers installed it seems at least on my version. I was wondering if someone could be of assistance to me on how to get the drivers installed. I love the o/s its just I could use a little bit more graphics power instead of the stock driver.
Last edited by savalaserg (2013-05-18 01:48:23)
I have seen that post and looked at it but the part im not sure about or where I get stuck is the cd /usr/local/bin
apt-get install unzip dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r When I do that all I receive is root@crunchbang:/usr/local/bin# apt-get install unzip dkms linux-headers-$(uname -r)
Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
E: Unable to locate package linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64
E: Couldn't find any package by regex 'linux-headers-3.2.0-0.bpo.1-amd64'
That is because you installed 'stable' and the kernel that came with stable is no longer in the repo, nor is the kernel source that goes with it.
You should upgrade your kernel to the latest version available in squeeze (now oldstable).
Do you need help with that?
Yeah whats the old kernel if its 22.214.171.124.bpo.4-all thats the one that will not allow me to boot into X. I think you responded to one of my other posts with the bug you stated that was going on ......
How would I go about upgrading my kernel ? I am guessing through synaptic ?
having the same exact issue after upgrading the kernel on waldorf...I tried purging all the nvidia stuff and reinstalling the nvidia drivers but not luck...
Yeah dude your gonna have to go my route using backports statler ......
^ Start your own thread please.
Can be the same problem, but you are on Waldorf, OP is on Statler.
You will have to update your sources.list file.
Open /etc/apt/sources.list as root, with the editor of your choice.
Replace every occurrence of 'stable' to 'squeeze'
Then aptitude update and safe-upgrade.
Check that a new kernel version is installed.
Thanks I will do this now let me see bombs away!!!! LOL
## CRUNCHBANG MOZILLA
## Debian Mozilla Mirror
deb http://packages.crunchbang.org/statler-mozilla squeeze-backports iceweasel-release
# deb-src http://packages.crunchbang.org/statler-mozilla squeeze-backports iceweasel-release
## DEBIAN BACKPORTS
deb http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
# deb-src http://backports.debian.org/debian-backports squeeze-backports main contrib non-free
deb http://ftp.debian.org/debian/ squeeze-proposed-updates contrib non-free main
I dont see stable in their ?
No edit needed. Go on.
Use apt-get in stead of aptitude. It is easier to capture the output:
sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get dist-upgrade 2>&1 | tee dist-upgrade.log
The output of the second command will be captured in file dist-upgrade.log.
We may need it if things go awry.
Last edited by xaos52 (2013-05-17 17:01:31)
Ok everything went well I rebooted and am in the new kernel I am going to sleep now. I will let you know if I get the driver updated later thansk much man I appreciate it ! great response great help !!!!
Hi everything went fine with the kernel. Although I had trouble with smxi I got all the way to the part of installing the graphic driver which it told me it would have a problem.... I rebooted after it said trying to install. I ran the smxi script again and ended up receiving a error on unpacking or installing the driver after it downloaded it from the ati website ?.
I receive error 196 the driver package failed to extract and has been deleted.
Hey no worries I got the ati driver working using the manuall method in the post you mentioned earlier. Let me know if you see anything wrong using the manual method.... anyway thanks man I appreciate it. Now on to conquer steam which I think is going to be a bigger problem.