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Old 08-17-2001, 05:48 PM   #1
linux_dragon
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Question installing a video card driver


hi ím new to linux and iīve installed linux, but i canīt acces to x window because it donīt accept my video card and iīve downloaded the driver and itīs in rpm format but i have it in a 3 1/2 disk and i donīt know how to acces to the disk and install the driver, please help me!!!
 
Old 08-18-2001, 01:58 AM   #2
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put the floppy in the drive and type :

mount floppy

this should work. if it doesn't, then we'll need more info about your 3 1/2 drive to get that to work. assuming it does work, then you can just copy files out of the floppy drive. it will be mounted either under /mnt/floppy or just under /floppy - copy the files and install the rpms from there.
 
Old 08-18-2001, 05:52 AM   #3
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Re: video driver

mount -t auto /dev/fd0 /floppy
ls /floppy
*** now you see your drivers
If they are rpms
rpm -ivh /floppy/***file name***
if not copy the over
**
cp /floppy/**file name ** /root/
once they are under root
gzip -d /root/**filename **
tar -xvf **file name.tar**
cd **/directory name**
./configure
make
make install
this should do you ...if not IM me

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