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installing nvidia drivers off of a usb stick in debian

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So i decided to mess around with debian a bit. However it fails to startx and when i look at the log it says no device detected which leads me to believe i have to install the drivers for my 8600m gs. I have always had problems mounting usb drives and im not to sure how to install the drivers either so any help would be awesome. Once again im using the latest stabel realease of debian.
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If it just fails startx you could always just boot into a terminal and download the drivers from the repositories.
    
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how do i do that lol
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well i got the usb to moutn actually so now im trial and error figuring out how to install it apparently im missing alot of packages that im getting now
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Hmm... Sounds like something is wrong with your xorg.conf file. Does anyone remember the command that gives you the questionnaire for making a new xorg.conf file?

Also, USB drives should be located in /media/<drive>. To see what it could be, use:

Code:
ls /media
I don't know how well you know Linux, but I like to be thorough when I show people commands (let me know if I'm insulting your intelligence):

the ls command will list the files in the PWD, the present working directory. But if you give the command a directory, such as /media, as an argument, then it will list the files in the directory you specify.
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i know pretty much nothing lol, i got the usb mounted okay and when i run the install it said i was missing some packages. then it said it couldnt find the source tree but i installed that and it says it stil cant find it.
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dont know what i did but i did somethign right its working
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