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Old 01-16-2005, 05:56 PM   #1
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Ok, I decided to go with Debian and so far, have't regretted my decision. I think I'm getting the hang of apt-get. I do have one problem though. I was trying to install a .rpm package. So, I used alien and made the .deb file. Now, when I try and install the .deb package, I get the following error:
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$ wajig install f*.deb
(Reading database ... 101248 files and directories currently installed.)
Unpacking fglrx (from fglrx_4.3.0-4.14_i386.deb) ...
dpkg: error processing fglrx_4.3.0-4.14_i386.deb (--install):
 trying to overwrite `/usr/X11R6/lib/libGL.so.1.2', which is also in package xlibmesa-gl
dpkg-deb: subprocess paste killed by signal (Broken pipe)
Errors were encountered while processing:
 fglrx_4.3.0-4.14_i386.deb
Does anyone know what this means? And more importantly, how to fix it?

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Old 01-17-2005, 09:57 AM   #2
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The error says it trying to overwrite a file that has been installed with x-windows packages. That could possibly break the x-windows package. I don't know what you are trying to install, but if you are sure the new package won't break xfree86, you can force the installation:
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dpkg -i --force-overwrite <package name>.deb
 
Old 01-17-2005, 10:07 AM   #3
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It says it because when you install the fglrx radeon drivers you have to overwrite the current opengl files. I've done it and it works, as stated above use --force to make it overwrite, and it'll work. Afterwards run fglrxconfig to get it configured. Good luck.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:21 PM   #4
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Ok, now I'm having trouble with the fglrxconfig. I think my problem is when it asks for the mouse location. I've tried /dev/mouse and /dev/tty00, as it suggested, but neither work. I think this is the problem because when it boots up, neither the mouse nor the keyboard will work. Last time, using /dev/tty0, it seemed like the keyboard was moving the mouse cursor. Anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:23 PM   #5
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/dev/psaux worked for me, i'm using a usb-to-ps2 adapter with a generic logitech mouse, try that.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Ok thanks, I'll let you know how it goes.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:37 PM   #7
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Quote:
Originally posted by bobbens
/dev/psaux worked for me, i'm using a usb-to-ps2 adapter with a generic logitech mouse, try that.
That's it! It worked, thank you soooo much, you're a life saver.
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:43 PM   #8
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no problem, and if you have trouble running apps from console or it restarts x when you play 3d games like nwn try deleting ~/.Xauthority (learned that today :P).
 
Old 01-17-2005, 12:46 PM   #9
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Thanks for the tip, I'll keep it in mind.
 
  


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