NVIDIA Setup on Linux

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These instructions are not meant to show how to install the NVIDIA drivers on your machine, but rather to help you debug your installation if you are having problems running Sh or Shrike.

This is what my setup looks like with the 76.76 drivers on an NVIDIA 6600 GPU. I use the Debian experimental packages along with SGI's copy of glext.h. Your setup is probably different but it's useful to see what a working one looks like.