8.4 and PAE addressing

Paul Lemmons paul at lemmons.name
Sat Apr 4 23:51:50 UTC 2009

Tony Sivori wrote:
> On Sat, 04 Apr 2009 13:47:55 -0700, Paul Lemmons wrote:
>> You have incorrect information. I use the server kernel with Nvidia
>> propitiatory drivers without any problems. Look for the "server"
>> versions of the drivers too. I actually see no difference at all between
>> the server and generic kernel. I know that there *are* differences but
>> they are not noticeable in daily use.
> Interesting. Everything I read when I was doing my Googling last week said
> that the Nvidia module can't be installed with the server kernel.
> Is installing the server kernel as simple as this?
> $ sudo aptitude install linux-server
> If so, how do I install proprietary software like Nvidia afterward? A
> little self help Google came up with this:
> sudo apt-get install linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-16-server
> Should that work? If it does, will Adept and Adept Updater still work?

A quick and dirty lookup on my laptop:

$ dpkg --get-selections | grep -v deinstall | egrep 
libgl1-mesa-glx                                 install
linux-backports-modules-2.6.27-14-server        install
linux-backports-modules-intrepid-server         install
linux-headers-2.6.27-11-server                  install
linux-headers-2.6.27-12-server                  install
linux-headers-2.6.27-13-server                  install
linux-headers-2.6.27-14-server                  install
linux-headers-2.6.27-7-server                   install
linux-headers-2.6.27-9-server                   install
linux-headers-server                            install
linux-image-2.6.24-21-server                    install
linux-image-2.6.27-11-server                    install
linux-image-2.6.27-12-server                    install
linux-image-2.6.27-13-server                    install
linux-image-2.6.27-14-server                    install
linux-image-2.6.27-7-server                     install
linux-image-2.6.27-9-server                     install
linux-image-server                              install
linux-restricted-modules-2.6.24-21-server       install
linux-server                                    install
linux-ubuntu-modules-2.6.24-21-server           install
nvidia-173-modaliases                           install
nvidia-177-modaliases                           install
nvidia-180-kernel-source                        install
nvidia-180-libvdpau                             install
nvidia-180-modaliases                           install
nvidia-71-modaliases                            install
nvidia-96-modaliases                            install
nvidia-common                                   install
nvidia-glx-180                                  install
nvidia-kernel-common                            install
nvidia-settings                                 install

You will want whatever the latest is.

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