“Envy” is an application for Ubuntu Linux and Debian written in Python and PyGTK.
- detect the model of your graphic card (ATI and Nvidia cards are supported). However “Manual installation” is also available
- download the right version of the proprietary driver for your ATI or Nvidia card from ATI or Nvidia’s websites
- handle the dependencies (compilers, OpenGL, etc.) (according to your OS version and kernel) required to build the module
- install/uninstall the driver
- set up your xorg.conf (i.e. the configuration file of the Xserver) for you (according to your system specifications)
- restart the Xserver for you (if you wish so) (this feature is available only in the textual interface)
Install Envy in Debian Etch
You need to download envy latest version from here using the following command
Now you need to install envy_0.9.4-0ubuntu4_all.deb package using the following command
#dpkg -i envy_0.9.4-0ubuntu4_all.deb
If you get any error Make sure that all the dependencies were installed by typing
#apt-get install -f
Launch Envy’s GUI by typing the following command
If you need to use Envy’s textual interface you will have to type the following command
WARNING: you will have to remove the driver you installed with Envy before upgrading Debian to a newer release (e.g. upgrading Debian Etch to Debian Lenny)
excellent driver! my installation lasted only a few minutes and I’m getting 1280×1024 and 1440×900 in twinview. thanks so much for posting
YOu have to be kidding ?
How is it ‘easy’, for a much applauded operating system, to force someone
to drop the prompt and type something !
You have to be kidding me with this weirdness
Is it that hard in ubuntu too ?
Thats just nuts.