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Old 09-19-2007, 06:54 PM   #16
Dark Jirachi
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Well, I downloaded and extracted the 4th driver on the page I linked for you.
I admit, that is the most complicated looking, poorly documented driver package I have ever seen.

However, I did run the script 'makedriver' from its root directory, and it did appear to start building. BUT, since my kernel is compiled for nVidia, and an nVidia chipset rather than a VIA chipset, the driver failed, because it couldn't find the necessary stuff on my system.
I have an nVidia based motherboard, which was not one of the offerings when it asked me the config questions at the start..

You might try running the 'makedriver' script, by going to the source folder in a terminal and typing ./makedriver and see what happens.
I realize the instructions really suck, but *maybe* things will begin tofall into place, if it happens to build for you.
Alright, sorry I couldn't get back to you, that is the one I was trying to build. I'll try that.
 
Old 09-19-2007, 08:08 PM   #17
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No problem. Do let us know what becomes of it though. And as hard as it may be, do your best with the instructions; it seems there are more than one part that needs to be made/installed for that thing.

If it were me, I'd have half a mind to buy a cheap video card, almost anything besides a VIA/SiS. nVidia for example (my favourite) drivers are a SNAP to build; the driver comes as basically an application that runs from a console, and builds and installs the driver for you, no hassle. It even edits the xorg.conf file if you want it to.

Anyhow, let us know how it goes.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 09:05 PM   #18
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Alright, I ran makedriver and it seemed to compile without any problems, but it didn't install the driver. I looked around inside makedriver and it said in the comments that I'm supposed to have the kernel devel package, and the xorg devel package. It didn't give me any errors when I ran it so I assume it found what it needed. After I run makedriver it says I'm supposed to run vinstall, but when I try it says that my distribution is not supported.

I can't buy a new graphics card because I'm kind of tight on money, so this pile of crap will have to do for now.
 
Old 09-20-2007, 09:41 PM   #19
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Good grief, after all that, and it compiles, and it won't work on Slack.
That's a drag.
As for being tight on money, ME TOO! I hear you there.
Well anyhow, that's too bad; I hope you can come up with a better card sometime. If I run into a Slackware driver for that thing (or if anyone else reading this does) I'll let you know about it.

Take care!
 
  


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