Ubuntu Multimedia :: Installing NVidia Current Kills Sound?

May 27, 2010

This is not a deal breaker for me, but it is annoying. I'm running 10.04 and have an eVGA GeForce 210 card. I'd like to install the restricted video driver, since watching full screen video is extremely choppy. The problem starts when I install "nVidia version current" (only one available) from the Hardware Drivers. I reboot, and I have no sound. Video works wonderfully! But, no sound. I check, and basically it seems to be indicating that I simply do not have any choices for enabling sound. y sound is onboard from my Gigabyte EP43-UD3L motherboard. I've disabled the video driver, since I would rather have sound with small screen video than no sound at all.

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Ubuntu :: Installing Nvidia Drivers Kills?

Jun 19, 2011

Three times so far I have had to re-install ubuntu because I installed an updated or new Nvidia graphics driver for my GeForce FX 5200 The first time, using Natty Narwhal, I installed an updated graphics driver, and upon reboot, I was presented with a blank screen that did nothing. Being a first-time Ubuntu user, I assumed it was me, or a bug in the new release. So I burnt a Lucid Lynx cd on another pc, and installed that instead. Same problem when I installed a new graphics driver, again via Admin>>Hardware Drivers. Reboot yielded a blank screen. Booted from cd again, as I had no files yet to worry about, and everything seemed to be fine, providing I stayed away from that tempting hardware drivers button.

I then accidentally installed a new driver when installing the dependencies(via terminal) for OGRE (Object-Oriented Graphics Rendering Engine) This time, my terminal froze, Firefox wouldn't boot, and a reboot yielded a blinking, blank login screen that did not do anything. Obviously, I'd like to have a graphics driver, as currently I can't run anything that needs 3d acceleration (Games, 3d simulations, even Desktop effects), but it's not absolutely necessary. So if nobody can suggest a fix, short of a new computer, new graphics card etc, can anybody suggest a way that I can stop myself accidentally installing anything driver-ish? The driver worked fine on windowsXP, but there's two reasons I'm not going back to that: a) I hate it. Hate, hate, hate.b) I've lost the activation key that came with computer, so I can't reinstall.

Further detail can be provided on request. Computer is Dell Dimension 2400, 256Mb RAM, Hard drive is almost empty. Old and slow, but I like it.

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OpenSUSE Multimedia :: Pausing Amarok With Phonon-backend-vlc Kills Sound?

Mar 29, 2011

Play a song in Amarok and then press the space bar to pause. Press the space bar again to resume and Amarok starts playing again with the status bar moving and the timer counting down, but no sound. If I move to the next song, sound starts working again. Or if I double click on a different song, sound works. If I use the xine backend, the problem goes away. I'm using Amarok-2.4 and KDE 4.6.1.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: How To Downgrade Back To Nvidia-current

Feb 4, 2011

After running system update my dual monitor (twinview) setup stopped working.I believe this change ruined it: nvidia-current(260.19.29-0ubuntu1~xup-lucid4, 270.18-0ubuntu1~lucid~xup1)I've tried reworking NVIDEA X Server Settings with no success. I've tried some manual manipulation of xorg.conf with no success.I can't seem to figure out how to downgrade back to nvidia-current(260.19.29-0ubuntu1~xup-lucid4).

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Apr 29, 2011

I just installed Natty. Installed nvidia-current via synaptic. Then uninstalled nouveau via synaptic also. Back to Unity desktop, I chose Additional Drivers and activated "nvidia-current". However, after reboot, the info window says this driver is activated but not in use.

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Ubuntu :: Kernel Update Kills Nvidia Module?

May 5, 2010

Just updated the kernel to as requested by Update Manager, and was rebooted into low graphics mode, the nvidia kernel module failed to load.I tried installing the linux-headers- but this made no difference. This could get ugly if such an early update mucks up

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Jun 22, 2009

Ok, so I have Linux Mint 7 "Gloria", using kernel 2.6.28-11.
I got a new GeForce 8400GS and replaced my ATi pile of sh*t with it
no problem, Mint starts up fine as if nothing happened. code...

Everything seems fine, so I reboot and all seems fine, except when
I try to play music or a video I get no sound at all. I'm fairly
certain that something in the first links instructions (the Ubuntu ones)
removed something it shouldn't have, but I have no idea what to look

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Ubuntu :: Wine Kills All Sound - Winecfg

Oct 15, 2010

Has anyone got wine to funtion normally in Lucid 32bit... If I launch anything

Full Tilt
StarCraft II
Call of Duty 4

All my sound for Ubuntu is killed... if I close all wine programs sound resumes..Sometimes and other times requires a complete reboot. I read that this is due to PulseAudio I'm not sure of the difference between


I'm not a termial whiz or nothing but I get around... great at following directions I installed wine from repositories an winecfg sound to ALSA Even know just to make sure I had ALSA right ( while listening to rythembox ) Even going to winecfg > sound Killed my sound from rythembox.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Ubu 10.10 / NVidia "current" And 6150LE Resolution?

Feb 14, 2011

I have installed the restricted driver, but I am stuck without a 1280x1024 video mode for any of my monitors.(Have tried 2) nvidia-settings doesn't want me to go above 1360x768, which is very strange.How do I get this thing running my optimal 1280x1024?

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Debian Hardware :: Playing A52 Audio Kills All Sound After Few Minutes

Mar 28, 2016

Whenever I try to play AC3 audio, after a few minutes, the audio dies and never recovers. This doesn't occur with mp3's / etc, although once the audio dies because of AC3, it's gone for good. So this is probably related to surround sound(?).

After I lose audio, speaker-test produces

Code: Select allWrite error: -5,Input/output error
xrun_recovery failed: -5,Input/output error
Transfer failed: Input/output error

K-Mixer won't even open afterwards. I flipped from GNOME to KDE because of this problem (PulseAudio freezed the system entirely).

Additional info:

Code: Select allAudio device: Creative Labs EMU20k2 [X-Fi Titanium Series] (rev 04)
Output device: IEC958 Non-audio output

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound Over HDMI With Nvidia ION ?

Jan 4, 2010

I am having trouble getting sound over hdmi with my Nvidia MCP7A HDMI. The strange thing is that everything works fine in a Live disc, but once I do a fresh install of that Live disc I get no sound, even though my configuration is exactly the same (as far as I can tell). I've checked the little things like alsamixer volumes, aplay -l, etc etc. Everything looks good to me. I can reproduce on multiple TVs so its not the receiver. Video drivers are the same in both live version and installed. aplay -l detects my device. sound/pci/hda/patch_nvhdmi.c already has my correct vendor id in it. Perhaps the following info can figure out what my installed environment is lacking.

Live Disc Info


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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Nvidia 430gt On 10.10 No Sound?

Mar 30, 2011

So I have been working for three days now trying to get audio from my hdmi connection on my Nvidia 430gt. I have followed several threads from begininnig to end with NO resolve. Has anyone had this happen with this card and this version of ubuntu because I cant find anything anywhere. My bud( that has linux experience) has been helping me but I have nearly burnt him out....working on this.

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Jul 7, 2011

Currently using Nvidia driver version 195.36.31, it's the version that works with Nvidia-kernel-dkms, would updating Nvidia driver to the current 275.09.07 driver version break my setup?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Nvidia Sound Card Probs And Others?

Apr 10, 2010

I have 3 problems here that are kind of rolled into one. I will explain. They refer to my HDA Nvidia ALC 888 Sound card, Various software that comes bundled with new digital cameras, and drivers for my blood/sugar meter connected to the PC. (I am diabetic).

Senario:----- I am an experianced Windows user and have lately been looking into Linux. Having made up my mind to go for Ubuntu, I had a transition period where I was running both os. I am now pleased to say that I am now windows free and running totally Linux Ubuntu.

My problems are with the drivers for the above devices. In Windows (7) all of the devices ran perfectly, The sound card worked superbly with dolby and a host of other options. In Linux, the same sound card I dont think was picked up. It is as if I have just a generic driver giving me sound. I am still getting good sound, dont get me wrong but it just does not have that extra bite that I know the HDA Nvidia ALC 888 can produce. That I believe is the hardest question to solve..... Phew!

The other 2 are both very connected. One is the numerous software that comes bundled with new digital cameras that I have a habit of buying and the other is the software to my Roche Industries Blood/Sugar meter. I have phones Roche and they told me straight that their software does not run on Linux or Mac. As for the camera software, there are too many to mention here.

Given the 3 problems, would it be suggested I find a space on my h/d to re-install Win 7 for the said items as then I could still keep Linux as my main os. I would then have to go into Windows to play music for the real rich sound? Or, is there something I can do to get full use of my sound card in Linux?

I have been looking for 3 days now on various parts of this forum and though I have found several interesting posts, I have found none relevant to my case. I read that I could try to use OSS, I barely know what that means, if I am running it or how I get it and if I can get it how do I switch over from whatever I am using at the moment, whatever that is.

My Computer and os details are as follows... Acer Aspire x3000, AMD Phenom II x3 710 processors, 4gig RAM, 450gig h/d, Linux Ubuntu 9.10, Kernal generic-pae, Gnome 2.28.1

I feel that as I have problems with my Blood/Sugar meter it is going to be suggested that I install a small version of windows on this computer, that would certainly solve all three problems at a stroke but I am reluctant to install windows again unless I really have to, but would like the opinions of people that know a lot more than me.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Sound Over Hdmi On Nvidia Cards?

Sep 29, 2010

I have seen several posts on various message boards that touch on the no sound over hdmi on nvidia cards issue (mine is an 8400 gs) and the general consensus seems to be create a custom edid and tell x to use it. So here is the heart of the post: I downloaded http://analogbit.com/sites/default/file /edid_disable_exts_v1.2.tgz to modify my edid but I don't know what to do with it. I extracted it and tried $ make and $ sudo make install But that wasn't the ticket,

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Sound With Nvidia GTX460 Via HDMI?

Apr 14, 2011

I'm trying to get sound working in ubuntu 10.10 via the HDMI connection in my nvidia GTX 460.Currently when I first boot up I get no sound at all but I can manually sort this by:

1) Using alsamixer to unmute "S/PDIF 1" on the nvidia card
2) Play a sound through the card with

aplay -Dplughw:1,7 /usr/share/sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav
From here on the sound works but there is some form of tinny distortion.

Therefore I have two issues
1) How to make the card work automatically on boot up
2) Solve the sound distortion I'm getting

For issue 1 I believe that this is because the nvidia card is not the default sound device. The way I have seen to fix this is to put an option on the module loaded in /etc/modprobe.d/alsa-base.conf as below...

options snd-C index=0
options snd-A index=1

However as you can see from the configuration information attached they both use the same driver so I don't think this will work. I know very little about sound on Linux but I have read many posts and can't find any solutions to my issues.

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May 20, 2010

I want to install new nvidia driver for geforce 8600 on ubuntu 10.04 but I recive the following error: The binuteals is not installed on the system.

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Oct 3, 2010

I am having problems installing the graphics driver (from the Nvidia website) for my Nvidia Vanta card on Ubuntu 10.04. I disabled X via terminal and then I ran a Virtual Console. With the virtual console I ran the chmod command and the went through the installation. It did bring up a message with something about my distro not having a pre-configured script (or something like that) and asked me if I would like to continue anyway. I choose Yes and the installation failed.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Installing Latest NVIDIA 270.41.06 On 10.10 64bit For GTX 580

Apr 21, 2011

Yesterday, NVIDIA released a new set of drivers. For ubuntu 10.10, I downloaded 270.41.06. I havent been able to set it up on my fresh install of Ubuntu 10.10.

I have tried the following methods:

1. First changed the settings for updates to accept proposed updates. This is also suggested at [url]

Then installed the additional driver proposed by Ubuntu.

On restart, no login-screen. (Xserver fails to come up!)

2.Edited the repos by adding ppa:ubuntu-x-swat/x-updates. Unfortunately 270.41.06 is not the latest driver available there - 270.41.03 is the current version. On adding this repo the driver is searched successfully by synaptic. Installing nvidia-current brings up the driver version to 270.41.03 without any issues.

Nvidia X Server Setting prompts to run the nvidia-xconfig. On doing so a new conf file is created.

On restart, the Ubuntu splash screen is not displayed. Again Xserver fails to start!

3. Finally, I tried installing the .run file provided on Nvidia's website. First, I dropped to a root shell. Then cd'ed to the location where .run file was saved. On running the .run file, the installer asks you to change the run-level to 3. On doing so by telinit 3, the driver starts installing. As soon as I accepted the terms and proceeded to the next screen, a warning was displayed saying the pre-install script had failed!

But the driver installation does proceed to completion.

Even this method failed. The Xserver still does not start. No splash screen.

Currently I am running the system by restarting the Xserver in failsafex mode.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: HDMI Sound Not Working With NVidia ION Drivers

Jun 4, 2010

I have a zotac IONITX motherboard with HDMI video. The video seems fine, but I haven't been able to get the sound working through the HDMI cable. Even the little speaker at the top is gone. It was working fine when I had speakers hooked to the motherboard. I have installed the latest 256 driver from nvidia. If I run 'aplay -l' I get this:

**** List of PLAYBACK Hardware Devices ****
card 0: NVidia [HDA NVidia], device 3: NVIDIA HDMI [NVIDIA HDMI]
Subdevices: 1/1 Subdevice #0: subdevice #0
lspci -v gives :
00:08.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP79 High Definition Audio (rev b1) Subsystem: PC Partner Limited Device 437b
Flags: bus master, 66MHz, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 22
Memory at fae78000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=16K]
Capabilities: Kernel driver in use: HDA Intel
Kernel modules: snd-hda-intel

I don't know if this is important, but I noticed that it says its running an intel driver for my nvidia sound. Could this be the problem and if so, How do I fix it? Also, if I click on system->preferences->sound it comes up with a dialog box that says that its waiting for the sound system to come up. Why I am not getting any HDMI sound or even the little speaker icon at the top?

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Nvidia Lost HDMI Sound With New Vid Card

Jun 14, 2011

The old Nvidia GT220 recently died in my HTPC and I replaced it with a new GT430. Sound over HDMI worked beautifully with the old card (after much trial & error,) but has now stopped working with the new card.Forgot to mention that everything appears to be unmuted in alsamixer. When I run "aplay -D plughw:1,3 /usr/share/ sounds/alsa/Front_Center.wav" I get no sound. I do however get sound from the headphone jack when I do the same command for the onboard sound card (0,0)

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Blank Screen After Installing Nvidia Drivers On 10.10 RC?

Oct 7, 2010

I have installed Ubuntu Maverick 10.10 RC in my PC, everything works fine, but after install Nvidia proprietary Graphics driver it boot up on a blank screen (I can hear the login sounds, etc) but screen is absolutely black.

I try to login in recovery mode and check if something is wrong but nothing happens (even adding noveau driver to a blacklist (editing grub)) Now I have re installed Ubuntu 10.04.1 and works fine but I would like to install the 10.10 version, since I have this inconvenience, I cant do it.

My graphic card: Nvidia Gforce 8400GS 256MB Pci Express

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Installing Nvidia Mx200 Driver - X Will Not Load ?

Dec 31, 2010

I am trying to setup a computer with xubuntu 10.10 for my dad. It is mostly working, but flash animations/games run somewhat poorly. I think I might be able to fix this by using the non-free nvidia drivers, but I cannot seem to get them installed.

Sysinfo reports that the video card is an nvidia geforce mx200, so I downloaded the nvidia 96 driver package from the repositories, ran the configuration program, & rebooted. As you may guess, x did not load.

I have been working on this intermittently for a few weeks, & I do not remember everything I might have tried to fix it, but here is what I am sure of:

Sysinfo reports that the video card is an nvidia geforce mx200

when i try "sudo modprobe nvidia," I get the message "FATAL: Module nvidia not found." "sudo modprobe nvidia-96" gives no such error.

When I check the Xorg.0.log, I find:

The nouveau driver does not seem to work either, but if I remove the xorg.conf file, x works okay. How to get Flashplayer running more smoothly.

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Jan 14, 2011

Im running Ubuntu 10.10 on an Nvidia ION gpu. I've installed the latest driver using the built in driver tool and by downloading from nvidia. Both times this has been the result at every resolution:[URL]

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: No Volume Adjust After Installing Nvidia Drivers?

Apr 28, 2011

since installing nVidia graphic drivers I can't adjust volume using volume button nor using volume keys. The volume icon has 3 horizontal lines like Ubuntu couldn't find audio device. Morover when I try to run pulseaudio there is "/home/chris is not ours" message.

Despite these facts audio is playing and I can adjust volume using alsamixer, but it is extremely not comfortable to enter console each time I want to volume up/down..

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Mar 25, 2011

Sound should be easy. Far more easy than video, but i experience more problems with sound, than with my Nvidia GFX-card.It seems OpenSUSE use several type of sound-systems like Alsa-sound, Pulseaudio and OSS. Then its somthing called Xine and GStream that i've never heard about.I have OpenSUSE 11.3 64bits with KDE4.6.1What should i use and what can i uninstall?Now it seems i'm using PulsAudio with Xine-backend.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Installing Latest NVidia Proprietary Drivers On 64 Bit Lucid 10.04

Jan 12, 2011

Thought I'd put this together based on what I just did as it's hard to find a place where you get complete info in one place for this topic.

Not taking any credit as it's just piecing together stuff found on the net.

Of course this is for my specific hardware and system so YMMV:
- Palit Sonic GT 240 card
- Lucid 10.04.1 64-bit
- Intel DG33FB board and E7200 CPU
- LG monitor L194WT at 1440x900 res

Reason for choosing the latest NVidia drivers instead of the ones available from the System > Administration > Hardware Drivers option is that the latest ones contain specific fixes for my card, that are not available in the others.


All of the following is based on a freshly installed 64-bit Lucid 10.04.1 system. Some actions may need modification if you have already been tinkering with Nvidia drivers.

1. Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file if any. The default clean install of 64-bit Lucid 10.04.1 doesn't create this file so unless you have generated and modified the xorg.conf file for your specific needs, skip this.

2. Install the following packages


If this doesn't work, run


And paste the output of that in the command above so you get, say


3. Remove the following packages using Synaptic's 'Completely Remove' option
- nvidia-173-modaliases
- nvidia-96-modaliases
- nvidia-current-modaliases
- nvidia-common

4. Create a new text file disable-nouveau.conf in the directory /etc/modprobe.d/ with the following contents


5. Download the latest NVidia drivers applicable to your card from here:[url]

6. Save the downloaded file (e.g. NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-260.19.29.run in my case) to an easily accessible location like your home folder. Make this file executable by running, say


7. Check that the driver was correctly downloaded.


8. Run Update Manager, Check for updates and Apply any found


1. Restart and choose the recovery option from the Grub options list.

2. Choose the Root Shell option in the list of options presented subsequently.

3. At the root shell run the following


If you skip this, the driver installer will inform you of the need to do this.

4. This will present you with a login prompt. Login with your admin username and password.

5. Navigate to the folder where the driver installer is present and run it, like


6. Accept the license text.

7. Say Yes to installing the 32-bit Open GL drivers.

8. I think you need to say Yes/ Accept once more time to initiate the driver installation.

9. Once the driver is installed it will ask you whether it should configure xorg.conf for you, say Yes. This will create the xorg.conf file if not present in your system and modify an existing one if present.

10. Back at the prompt, shutdown the system


11. Restart and use the normal startup option in the Grub options list, if all goes well you should see your beautiful desktop.

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Ubuntu Multimedia :: Incorrect Screen Resolution After Installing NVidia Drivers?

Mar 25, 2011

I know there are a lot of threads out there for same or similar issues, but nothing I found was working for me until, by sheer chance, I found this very simple solution on the Fedora forums. Too elegant not to share.Environment:Ubuntu 10.10nVidia GeForce 5500Samsung SyncMaster 225BWUsing DVI cable (in case it matters)Issue:After installing the proprietary nVidia drivers, the screen resolution was no longer the correct native resolution of the display. In my case specifically, the nVidia X Server Settings utility was detecting the maximum supported screen resolution was 1280x1024 while my display's native resolution is 1680x1050.Solution:Open a Terminal window.Make a backup copy of the original xorg.conf file. This is just good form any time you are making config file customizations.

sudo cp -p /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf_backup
Open 'xorg.conf' in a text editor.


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Debian Multimedia :: X Won't Start After Installing Nvidia Driver

Mar 27, 2015

I tried to install drivers for my GeForce GT 630M graphic card. At first, I just installed nvidia-detect and there was a suggestion to install nvidia-driver:

Code: Select allsudo apt-get install nvidia-detect
sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver

After reboot, there was a sad ?monitor like this one: [URL] ....

After first failure, I tried to use Debian wiki tutorial for Debian Jessie (probably I should have done this at first )

Code: Select allaptitude install linux-headers-$(uname -r|sed 's,[^-]*-[^-]*-,,') nvidia-legacy-304xx-kernel-dkms
echo -e 'Section "Device"
Identifier "GPU Nvidia"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection' > /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-nvidia.conf

But also without success. Now I can't use X at all.

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Debian Multimedia :: Installing Nvidia Drivers In Lenny?

May 27, 2010

I'm still getting used to the system. I've been able to install a couple of packages like Disk Manager and Firefox, and was able to mount my ntfs drive. I've only learned some basic terminal commands, but I'm managing ok so far. That is until I looked into what was involved in installing the video drivers I need for my Nvidia 8400 GS card. (ouch!) I'm trying to follow the guide here: [URL] but I've run into a snag in the 'Overview' part: "0. Make sure APT has non-free and contrib sources (consult the sources.list(5) man page for help on doing this) " The link provided [URL] is dead. With only a basic understanding (next to none) of what the sources.list is for, I'm unsure how to fulfill step 0.

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