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Old 01-07-2004, 04:21 AM   #1
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How do I install 9600Pro driver for Mandrake 9.2 from the root command line??


I just installed Mandrake 9.2 tonight, getten back into Linux again, but as usual, by the time a distro supports my hardware, I have newer components that won't install.
Anyway, I have the Radeon driver downloaded off of ATI's site, now how do I install it from the root command line? (I can't get any further than the command line, I think I need to install my video card drivers, at least thats what I have gathered from it, and reading around.)
I tried burning it to a cd, but when I try to mount the driver, it says the file or dir doesn't exist. I am doing a dual boot with XP.
My hardware specs are, AMD XP3500 Barton, Epox 8RDA3+, Radeon 9600Pro, Audigy 2 ZS, WD160gb HD, WD30gb HD (Mandrake Drive).
Any ideas?
Been using Linux off an on for about 2-3 years, but I am still a



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Old 01-07-2004, 05:19 AM   #2
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I would suggest starting with searching the mandrake club web site.

I found this post on the subject. I don't know if this one has your answer but I'm sure it's on the mandrakeclub website. I've seen the question posted many times.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 07:06 AM   #3
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You downloaded the driver, so install it using rpm -i --force <downloaded file>.rpm

Then run fglrxconfig, answer the questions (you'll need to know the ranges of horizontal and vertical refresh rates your monitor supports) and save the config file as /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.

Open a shell as a regular user and startx.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 01:23 PM   #4
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I tried that, but it won't read anything off the cd, its as if it isn't even there. Could it be because it is a RW by chance?
I also tried it from my NTFS partition but it said access denied. Something to do with NTFS I'm assuming?
No doubt the answer blatently obvious, but yea..

..Do I need the to type it like so <radeonlinuxdriver>.rpm? I did it without the <> ...


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Old 01-07-2004, 01:43 PM   #5
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I've just looked at the ATI site myself, and the file you should have downloaded should be called fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm. No cd-rom access should be necessary. If the .rpm file is on your windows partition, copy it to your linux partition and type

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rpm -i --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm
 
Old 01-07-2004, 09:01 PM   #6
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Ok, that sounds easy enough.. I know how to install so far, but I don't know the commands for mouting a drive, or copying files over and all that stuff.
Whats the command for mouting my cdrom, (it has my driver on it) and how do I go from there?
I allready know this part "rpm -i --force fglrx-glc22-4.3.0-3.7.0.i386.rpm", and there after..
Anyway, thanx for the help, really appreciate it


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Old 01-08-2004, 12:39 AM   #7
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All right, all installed, after alot of trial and error, I got it! Nice to be back in a fully functional Linux distro! I even have sound and my DSL works. Posting from MDK right now Thanx for the help!


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