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Old 07-13-2001, 10:58 AM   #1
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Cool New At The Linux World


OK IAM SO NEW THAT I DON'T KNOW THE BASICS SO DON'T GET MAD IF I SAY SOMETHING STUPID!!!

IF I WANT NEW DRIVERS FOR MY GRAPHICS CARD OR SOUND CARD WHERE CAN I START LOOKING????
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:01 AM   #2
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you should try looking on your distributions website or the hardware manufacturers website.

BTW, don't use all caps, it is considered yelling and just makes it harder to read.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:18 AM   #3
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Thanks but I allready looked at the manufacturers page and there is nothing for the linux. What can I do???
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:21 AM   #4
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are you having problems or are you just looking for an update. If you are having problems, then post the errors or problems that you are having. If you are just looking for an update, there probably isn't a whole lot you can do until an update is releases unless you are up to the task of writing your own.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:29 AM   #5
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you can check out www.xfree86.org , probably the best site on video within Linux, since that is what it runs for the GUI.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 11:34 AM   #6
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Thumbs up

It was actually for an update but thanks for the advice !!!
Thanks again !!!!
 
Old 07-13-2001, 12:59 PM   #7
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'Drivers' on linux are very different to on Windows. For 'code' to run your soundcard you will need to check out the linux kernel itself to see if its supported. What kernel are you using (a number like 2.2.18 or 2.4.5)? And what sound card do you have? To add code to the kernel you either load it as a module, or have it build into the kernel. Either way you often end up recompiling the kernel, this is scary at first, but quickly gets a lot easier.

As has already been mentioned look for a version of X that supports your video card. You don't get drivers for X, just different Xservers that support different video cards. What video card you trying to get working?? The kernel has very little to do with graphics incase you hadn't realised.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-13-2001, 01:08 PM   #8
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Cool

My sound card is a soundblaster live value and my graphics card is a voodoo 3 2000.
SuSE said that they are supported but I wanted to know if I had to updated them where to begin
 
Old 07-13-2001, 02:23 PM   #9
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Right,

The sound blaster is supported using the emu10k module [the name of the chip on the SBs] (I'm almost sure thats what the module is called, thats what the kernel refers to it as anyway), so you would first try
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modprobe emu10k
, if that didn't work (gives an error message; it it just goes back to the command line then it did work, and should list the module if you type lsmod then you'll need to rebuild your kernel to include support for it. To learn about this first read the HOWTO, which is at http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/Kernel-HOWTO.html, then start a new thread with any (all?) your kernel questions.

The Voodoo will be configured in whatever SuSe uses to setup X. Under other distros you would use XF86Setup, Xconfigurator or something else along those lines. I haven't got a clue what SuSe - sorry.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 07-13-2001, 07:39 PM   #10
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SuSE you can use SaX or Yast.... and even xf86config... along with the XF86Setup.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 07:44 PM   #11
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Originally posted by trickykid
and even xf86config...
<<shudder>>
 
Old 07-13-2001, 07:50 PM   #12
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has anyone ever successfully used xf86config?

everytime i try it on my box, it just locks up.
 
Old 07-13-2001, 07:59 PM   #13
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As xf86config is text based - yeah, I've never had any problems, I just recon that its bloody unfriendly... I've had problems with XF86Setup in the past, in Slackware 7.1 it seems to fall over when you select your keyboard layout. Full-on segmentation fault, no messing - about straight back to the command prompt I've ended up leaving the keyboard on US on the last few installs I've done then edited /etc/XF86Config by hand to change the keyboard to UK.

Nevermind - its all working fine now

cheers - back to PHP

Jamie...
 
Old 07-13-2001, 09:51 PM   #14
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Originally posted by isajera
has anyone ever successfully used xf86config?

everytime i try it on my box, it just locks up.
i used it many of many of times withing Slackware with never having any problems.
 
  


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