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Old 10-02-2004, 10:05 AM   #1
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Question Has Anyone Managed To Do This?


I need to install an Intel graphics driver upgrade.

I have downloaded both intelgraphics_20040607_i386.rpm andIEGDLinux.tar, different packaging, same driver.

With the tarball I get to cd filename to do ./cofigure, and bash says no such file or folder.

With the rpm -Uvh filename.rpm, yum can't find the file.

I have tried using the instructions on the Intel website, and they don't get me as far as what I tried above.

I really would appreciate links, instructions, suggestions, whatever!

thanks, zoey
 
Old 10-02-2004, 10:35 AM   #2
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With the rpm, did you use su to become root? As far as the tar file goes, did you untar it first? If so, open the newly created directory and look for a README file and an INSTALL FILE - they normally have install instructions.
 
Old 10-02-2004, 11:23 AM   #3
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Yup, I was working as root.

With the tarball I got all the way to ./configure, but bash insisted that there was no file or folder with the file name that was showing just a few lines above.

I looked for read me, install, whatever in the files, but there was no such thing.

I also did a search on the Intel website. They had instructions for both kinds of packages, but they didn't work.

zoey
 
Old 10-02-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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Not all software packages have a configure script. I seem to recall that the last time I built Intel network drivers, they didn't. But just to be sure, after you untarred the tar file, did you cd into the newly extracted directory and then run ./configure? Is the configure file set executable? Also, can you tell us what exactly didn't work with Intel's instructions?
 
Old 10-02-2004, 01:19 PM   #5
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OK, here are the instructions for both the tarball and the rpm.

http://support.intel.com/support/gra...S-010512.htm#3

When I attempted to run the install script after extracting the tarball bash said that there was no such file or folder.as drpkg [Intel's suggestion] and also I had to use xvf for extracting as bash didn't recognize zxvf either.

For rpm -Uvh filename.rpm, yum couldn't find the file name that I typed in directly from the rpm file, nor could it find the drpkg file.

I have had this computer up and running for less than a week and I am in way over my head. I keep reading like mad, and I have managed to figure out a lot of things, but I am really lost with this video business.

I think that if I could "cd into the newly extracted directory" then maybe I could configure and would be home free. Bash doesn't recognize the name of the new directory, so obviously I am doing something wrong. If bash can't recognize it, I'm not doing it right.

I plan to hang in there, have no plans to go back to XP anytime soon.

Thanks, zoey

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Old 10-02-2004, 01:26 PM   #6
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Once you extracted the tarball what files were inside? Can you post the output of:
ls -la /path/to/extracted/tar
 
Old 10-02-2004, 01:59 PM   #7
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I will post the whole thing, if someone will tell me how to copy.

Control c doesn't do it, nor does middle clicking the mouse.

I tried edit at the top of the window and the paste letters were dark, but not the copy letters.

I am running gnome in Fedora Core 2.

Thanks, zoey
 
Old 10-03-2004, 05:48 AM   #8
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In gnome-terminal, use CTRL+SHIFT+C to copy, or right-click and copy.

You can also take a screenshot by using "printscreen"

You can also use a digital camera (I would recommend the Nikon SLR D-70), then take a picture and upload it, and give the link. j/k
 
Old 10-03-2004, 05:57 AM   #9
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Re: Has Anyone Managed To Do This?

Quote:
Originally posted by ~zoey~

With the tarball I get to cd filename to do ./cofigure, and bash says no such file or folder.
The obvious typo in the command above occurred when you typed your message, right?
 
Old 10-03-2004, 07:48 AM   #10
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Sorry akudewan, but cntrl-shift c doesn't do it, and when I right click, the word copy is faint and unworkable. I have been trying for weeks to figure out how to copy and paste out of the gnome terminal, but so far no luck.

yup, shortsword, that was a typo.

zoey
 
Old 10-03-2004, 07:59 AM   #11
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you can use

ls /where/tar/was/extracted -R >> ./ls-output

then just open up the file ./ls-output with some editor, and copy and paste

oh, and the "./configure" is just a stupid script, you can hand editor the Makefile to your liking, or do what intel says and use the script "./install.sh"
 
Old 10-03-2004, 09:16 AM   #12
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by SciYro
[B]you can use

ls /where/tar/was/extracted -R >> ./ls-output

That is easy for you to say! I cd'd to the directory where the file is located, typed the above and got; /where/tar/was/extracted no such file or directory. Bash gives me that comment a lot because I mostly haven't a clue as to what I am doing with the command line.

zoey

 
Old 10-03-2004, 10:10 AM   #13
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ummm ... ok, that "/where/tar/was/extracted" you were supposed to replace with what it means ...

ok, but since you got into the directory were it was untared, then just use

ls -R >> ./ls-output

or

ls ./ -R >> ./ls-output
 
Old 10-03-2004, 11:04 AM   #14
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Another easy way to record commands that you type is with the script command. Type 'script output' and all commands and output until you type 'exit' will be recorded in the file called output. You can then copy and paste from this file. In Gnome at least, the terminal has an edit menu with copy in it, and you can use that.
 
Old 10-03-2004, 03:21 PM   #15
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Some kind (?) soul gave me a link to the seventy-eleven pages of install instructions for the driver, most of which look to me like they were written in Greek.

I have a great deal of reading and reseach online to do before I can even begin to figure out what the instructions are talking about.

Thanks much to all who took the time to post on this thread.

zoey
 
  


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