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Old 09-12-2004, 09:31 AM   #1
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Via CLE266, C3 Processor, Fedora Core 2.


Hi everyone. Im not sure what the problem is, but I have downloaded the drivers from the ViaArena site, but am unable to install them.
It doesnt matter which way I run the minstall and vinstall scripts, or wether I use sh or ./ to rnu them I get the same output.
The minstall script outputs:
-------- minstall start --------
-------- minstall end --------


and the vinstall script outputs
-------- install start --------
install VIA/S3G UniChrome familly graphic driver!
cp: cannot stat `//pentium/XServer/via_v4l_drv.o': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `/lib/modules/2.6.5-1.358/kernel/drivers/media/video/videodev.o': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `//pentium/XServer/videodev.o': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `//pentium/XServer/via_drv.o': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `//pentium/XServer/via.o': No such file or directory
cp: cannot stat `//pentium/XServer/via_dri.so': No such file or directory
vinstall: line 144: ldconfig: command not found
vinstall: line 174: depmod: command not found
vinstall: line 175: insmod: command not found
vinstall: line 176: modprobe: command not found
vinstall: line 177: insmod: command not found
-------- vinstall end --------

Now I think that it cant find the files because of the // at the front of each path, but I cant find anywhere to change that in the script. Its also trying to use the wrong processor type by the loks of it. Its complaining about Pentium XServers, but the laptop uses a C3 chip.
Any help would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks,
Chris

--Edit--
Oh, I forgot to mention that in the vinstall script it does refer to $KERNELVERSION to determin the distro its being rnu on, but when I type echo $KERNELVERSION in the console, I get a blank line.

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Old 09-13-2004, 04:31 AM   #2
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Hello,

Be sure you use a "supported distribution". Also it seems you need to get the missing apps (at the end) from your CDs (BTW, are you sure you do the installation as root?).

Even then, when I used those install scripts on my Mandrake9.1, I noticed that the provided install scripts contain errors. So instead of using them, I analysed them, and did by hand what they were supposed to do.

But now I use Mandrake 10, and I'm using only OpenSource drivers. See the ViaArena forums, Linux section, for more information.

Yves.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 05:55 AM   #3
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Hi, I am definately logged in as root.
What would the required apps be? BTW if it helps I have the Fedora 2 DVD, downloaded from the fedora site.
Would the Fedora 1 steps work for Fedora Core 2?

The drives I am using were downloaded directly from the ViaArena site, I have tried both the Fedora 1 and the generic Linux drivers.
I am completely stumped, so any help would be appreciated.
Thanks,
Chris.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 07:03 AM   #4
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Originally posted by clb Hi, I am definately logged in as root.
What would the required apps be? BTW if it helps I have the Fedora 2 DVD, downloaded from the fedora site.
Would the Fedora 1 steps work for Fedora Core 2?
Probably not (not the same kernel). If you use an unsupported distribution, you should create your own kernel. It is not very difficult. See http://forums.viaarena.com/messagevi...&enterthread=y

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Old 09-13-2004, 08:34 AM   #5
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I wont have access to the machine untill thursday :-( But I will try that when I get home. Thanks.
Will post how it went.
Chris.
 
Old 09-26-2004, 06:00 AM   #6
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Sory for the delay, I had forgotto n about this thread.
I have almost given up due to lack of time, but I will keep trying when i can.
Thanks for all your help,
Chris
 
  


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