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Old 09-28-2007, 06:21 AM   #1
jimrichards1964
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Unhappy installing asus drivers in linux ubuntu


Dear Linux community, to start with my command prompting is very poor, i have although very successfully installed Ubuntu in all 3 of my pc's to the exemption of any windows OS. I have bought a new ASUS P5GC-MX motherboard, with driversoftware, I can not, despite all my best efforts, work out how to get the Linux Version drivers to install as when i try it says i dont have permission??? Or is the quickest way for me, a novice, to install windows again so i can install the drivers first???
Any patient, step by step instructions very much appreciated.
In anticipation, and thanks,
Jim Richards
 
Old 09-28-2007, 06:48 AM   #2
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It doesn't matter if you install the drivers under windows, being windows drivers,they will work ONLY under windows.
First of all, what kind of linux drivers are there on a CD shipped with the motherboard?
Possibly, you might not need them provided that you installed Ubuntu and it has recognised and installed the relevant drivers. Does everything work? sound/internet, etc?
 
Old 09-29-2007, 12:32 AM   #3
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It doesn't matter if you install the drivers under windows, being windows drivers,they will work ONLY under windows.
First of all, what kind of linux drivers are there on a CD shipped with the motherboard?
Possibly, you might not need them provided that you installed Ubuntu and it has recognised and installed the relevant drivers. Does everything work? sound/internet, etc?
the disk came with all the drivers for linux, the audio/lan and graphics, i dont know how to use the disk, i tried extracting etc, but its all greek to me
 
Old 09-29-2007, 12:34 AM   #4
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the disk came with all the drivers for linux, the audio/lan and graphics, i dont know how to use the disk, i tried extracting etc, but its all greek to me
no sound either, no drivers as i cant use disk, like i said very poor cmd skills,
 
Old 09-29-2007, 03:41 AM   #5
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First of all, your sound may be working but muted by default. Type: alsamixer in the command line and check if it's not muted, also in the top right-hand corner (for gnome) you'll have an icon of a speaker, click on it and see if it's not turned down.
But make sure it's not muted first.
To install the drivers:
First you'll need to copy the drivers to your /home directory. You don't need to use cmd line now. Just right-click on the desktop and create a new folder (change its name to e.g. 'drivers'). Then (if you are using the Gnome desktop manager) there's a drop-down menu 'Places' in the top left hand corner of the screen. Click on it and then click on 'Computer', open you cdrom and copy/paste the linux drivers to the folder you created. Then open the command line and type:
cd Desktop/drivers/name_of_the_audio_directory
ls
If you could type the output of the command 'ls'
If you see any file ending with tar.bz2 or tar.gz then you'll need to 'unpack' the file.
tar xvjf nameofthefile.tar.bz2
or
tar xvzf nameofthefile.tar.gz

If it was successful, enter the unpacked directory 'cd nameofthedirectory' that was created and 'ls' again.
There also should be a file like 'INSTALL' or 'README' which obviously contains instructions about installing the driver.
What does it say?

Last edited by sycamorex; 09-29-2007 at 03:51 AM.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 08:55 AM   #6
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Sorry for jumping in here, but does anyone know where i can go to download Asus Linux drivers?
 
Old 10-28-2009, 09:38 AM   #7
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Sorry for jumping in here, but does anyone know where i can go to download Asus Linux drivers?
Have you tried " http://www.asus.com "? that is where I got my drivers from.
 
  


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