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Old 03-20-2006, 04:44 PM   #1
Frankj51
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Wink Program file placement. &ATI Drivers


Hi,
I am still a newbie working on the learning curve and I have a couple of general questions. First off, I downloaded and installed RealPlayer 10. It works fine so that is a victory. I am curious to know if there is a particular place one should install a program. I installed the RealPlayer in my home directory. Was that the correct place to install it, or should I have chosen a different directory. I guess I am asking if there is a specific protocol that should be followed when installing a program that is not included on the regular fedora cd's.

Secondly, I have a older ATI video card. It is an ATI Rage XL PCI. I dowloaded the ATI fglrx drivers but when I tried to use them,I received a message indicating something to the effect that they were not totally compatible with a card that old. Does anyone know where I might find a driver that would be compatible with this older card?

Any information would be greatly appreciated and thanks to all of you that have helped me in the past to learn more about this OS.

Thanks
Frank
 
Old 03-20-2006, 05:33 PM   #2
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Usually, if you are using the system as your desktop machine, you are fine installing those programs in you home directory.
If , however, there are multiple users logging into the machine, it is better to install to /usr/bin or /usr/local/bin (depending on how your system in configured) so that one installation of the program can be used by all users.

Hope this helps.

Rick
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:10 PM   #3
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Hi Rick,

Thanks for the reply. Yes it is a destop install, just me as the user. I am glad to know about the other options. That's one more step on the learning curve.

Thanks
Frank
 
Old 03-20-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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Any time Frank.
Glad to be of service.

Rick
 
  


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