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Old 11-24-2007, 11:04 PM   #1
bgast1
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Hi, my very first post here


I don't know where to post this. Probably a lot of place that I could. Anyway here goes.

I am very frustrated today. I have tried PCLOS. I like it, I get everything working in it except that it won't see my Western Digital 'My Book' external hard drive. I have it connected via firewire. In Mepis, it sees it as removeable storage, like a flash drive. In Ubuntu, it picks it up just fine.

Now I have Ubuntu 7.10 installed. But for some reason I cannot get my ATI Radeon X1950 Pro (PCIe) card driver installed properly. When I had it before, everything worked. I used the restricted driver, and did something else, but cannot remember what it was, and I got Compiz working fine, with the cube and all.

Personally, I would rather use PCLOS, but I just can't sacrifice it not seeing my external hard drive.

If someone can help me with either of these 2 problems, I would be very grateful as I am very frustrated and want to get my system up today.
 
Old 11-24-2007, 11:40 PM   #2
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Quote:
I don't know where to post this.
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...mber-intro-24/
Please read the sticky:
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...se-read-81010/
... no worries. Introduce yourself. Meanwhile, lets see about that problem:

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Now I have Ubuntu 7.10 installed. But for some reason I cannot get my ATI Radeon X1950 Pro (PCIe) card driver installed properly.
System > Administration > Restricted Drivers Management ... what makes you think the driver is not installed correctly? Have you tried the free ati drivers?

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I have tried PCLOS. I like it, I get everything working in it except that it won't see my Western Digital 'My Book' external hard drive.
Not sticking an icon on the desktop is not the same as not "seeing", so how did you check?
 
Old 11-25-2007, 12:04 AM   #3
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Since I was gone I got the driver problem solved. Someone had me do this:

[HTML]sudo apt-get install xserver-xgl[/HTML]

From there I was able to get everything working.

As far as the PCLOS goes. I looked at where my storage devices were (My Computer? It's been a long day) and only my 2 internal drives were there. The one where windows is installed and the other one with Linux.

I'm not sure if I really want to call this one solved yet, because I really liked PCLOS. But the distro that just blew me away appearance wise was Suse. I couldn't get either the video driver or it to see my external drive.

Oh also I don't know how to make that section where I highlighted code to say code.

Last edited by bgast1; 11-25-2007 at 12:05 AM.
 
Old 11-25-2007, 01:54 AM   #4
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External firewire:

check dmesg for mention of the drive.
check fdisk -l to see it listed.

check ls /dev | grep sd
 
Old 11-25-2007, 03:11 AM   #5
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Take a look at you dmesg to see if the firewire (1394) drivers are loaded.
If it is, then check if the external drive is detected as a scsi device, probably sda.
If yes, then do sudo fdisk -l, if it is listed you may have to manually mount it and/or add it to /etc/fstab.
 
  


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