The process is pretty much the same as installing Proprietary video card drivers from scratch with the exception that we assume your already at the shell, unable to boot into X windows due to a kernel upgrade.

Specs: Debian Stable Weezy Gnome 3 edition 64 bit Video Card: Nvidia GTS 250, CPU: AMD Phenon X4 Quad core History: All was going so well, back-ports was added, contrib non-free components were added, multimedia repos were added, Kenerl was updated from 3.2 to 3.14 no problem with that either.

On the next page, it should tell you the correct driver version with a download link and additional information.

For the above Ge Force 210 card, it showed 331.67 as the correct driver which can be downloaded from the website.

So, unless you are crystal clear about why you need the dmo repo enabled, I would comment it out until your system is once again running stable.

With the wheezy-backports repo enabled, you do not need the "-t" in your apt-get comand.

Installation is pretty easy and it uses a ppa repository. Use the lspci command to find out the model of your graphics card $ lspci -vnn | grep -i VGA -A 12 .0 VGA compatible controller [0300]: NVIDIA Corporation GT218 [Ge Force 210] [10de:0a65] (rev a2) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller]) Subsystem: ASUSTe K Computer Inc.

Device [1016] Here its Ge Force 210 Visit in the details about your graphics card and system and then click Search.

If you have an Nvidia graphics card on your system, then its recommended to install the official drivers provided by Nvidia.

The proprietory drivers would utilise the hardware properly delivering full performance. These steps would work on Ubuntu and close derivatives like Xubuntu, Kubuntu, Lubuntu and also Linux Mint and Elementary OS.

Problem came when I tried updating my driver for my nvidia card.

Heres is the last command before the issue began.apt-get -t wheezy-backports install nvidia-kernel-dkms nvidia-glx build-essential nvidia-settings nvidia-xconfig Upon a system reboot I boot into a command prompt no matter which kernel I pick(3.2 or 3.14)Someone told me to create a new file in /etc/X11/d/20-nvidia.conf/ with the following contents: Section "Device" Identifier "My GPU" Driver "nvidia"End Section Or something along those lines( typing this from memory right now )I also tried editing the main by changing the Identifier from: Identifier "Device0" to: Identifier "My GPU" to no effect, I still boot into a command prompt after making the changes and rebooting. Im new to debian and really need some help because I dont want to go back to windows if I dont need to. That is a bit concerning, in the context of a new user.

I have it on a Dell E6500 laptop and it is fine for general computing and browsing.