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Old 05-04-2004, 01:15 PM   #1
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Mdk10 installation problems.


My bro has tried to install mdk10 on his laptop(Pentium3). It has SIS 630 gfx but when we tried to configure it through the installer it couldn't load the drivers. Maybe a dodgy disk. It wouldn't let him swap the cd either so he had to continue. He got the Error couldn't install xfree.
So when he boots it's just like a console. If he get's the drivers How can he install them and get xfree installed/set up?

Thanks
 
Old 05-04-2004, 04:41 PM   #2
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Try
urpmi XFree86
(as root)
It'll install XFree. Then get the driver from here: http://www.winischhofer.net/linuxsisvga.shtml (MDK 10 probably does not have it included) and follow the installation instructions.
 
Old 05-04-2004, 05:15 PM   #3
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Thanks Mara I'll pass on the info and leave him to it while I install gentoo 8)
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:17 PM   #4
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He did urpme XFree86 but it said that it's already installed.

He also put the driver file where told but he still can't get it to work.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 08:44 PM   #5
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Most drivers are distributed as loadable kernel modules. Did he insert the module into the kernel? To do so type (as root) modprobe <module_name>.
 
Old 05-05-2004, 09:25 PM   #6
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Thanks m8 I'll pass on the info to him cos he has no net access until this is fixed
 
Old 05-05-2004, 09:34 PM   #7
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I have a sis630 and it works fine. Maybe therers was something wrong during the installer?
It could be the monitor selection. Try again, maybe the installer was just misbehaving.
 
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If XFre86 is installed you should configure it - using
XFree86 -configure
and then install the driver if the default configuration is not satisfactionary.
 
  


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