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From Squeeze to Wheezy and Gnome 3

#Update :1

alternative installing nvidia driver without building with module asistant

sasuke:~$sudo apt-get install nvidia-kernel-2.6.32-5-686 nvidia-glx nvidia-xconfig nvidia-settings
sasuke:~$sudo nvidia-xconfig
sasuke:~$sudo reboot

#end of update

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Well I don’t know this is the right method or not, but at least it work for me. This step is how I did :

  1. Install  Debian 6 (Squeeze) base system
  2. Upgrade to the latest kernel with apt-get update, apt-get dist-upgrade, this is my repository list :
    deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian wheezy main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian wheezy-proposed-updates main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian sid main contrib non-free
  3. Reboot and select the new kernel
  4. Install required packages to build my NVIDIA driver and to test the OpenGL
    apt-get install module-assistant nvidia-kernel-source nvidia-xconfig nvidia-common mesa-utils
  5. Build and install Nvidia driver with modul-assistant
  6. Install X, Desktop Environment (Gnome,) Desktop Manager (GDM)
    apt-get install xserver-xorg, xorg, gnome-core, gdm
  7. Test Nvidia Graphics with glxgears, see the fps (mine is around 4000fps)
  8. Setup Xorg configuration File
    nvidia-xconfig
  9. Add experimental to repository list
    deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian experimental main contrib non-free
    deb http://ftp.jp.debian.org/debian unstable main contrib non-free
  10. Install Gnome 3
    apt-get update
    apt-get install -t experimental gnome3-session
  11.  Reboot System
  12. Testing

Screenshot (SuperTuxkart, Terminal, Firefox 4)

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  1. May 5, 2011 at 10:09 pm

    Is it buggy like I read in Debian forum? How’s your experience using Gnome 3 in Debian? I use LMDE (Debian Testing) and really interested in Gnome 3.

  2. txcom2003
    May 6, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    yeah it’s still buggy. slow (i guess it depend on processor and graphics card speed, i use Intel core2 2GHz, Nvidia GForce 8600M GS), sometime has problem in sound when play Rhytmbox and Adobe Flash concurently. But I think Debian and Gnome has show their progress. I think, just need to wait a little longer ^^

  3. BIll
    August 24, 2011 at 11:32 am

    Net to upgrade evolution first to get libedataserverui to upgrade

  4. November 6, 2011 at 1:21 am

    Hardly using “wheezy” more like your installing packages from sid or unstable. I’d avoid this unless your used to running debian unstable. simply wait until the packages come into testing/unstable. It’s called unstable for a reason and you should google about mixing various debian branches before going ahead with this.

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