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Old 07-23-2005, 12:41 PM   #31
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breaking the flow slightly and going back to the games issue.

hell yeah you can game in linux and its way better than in windows.
I've got quake 3, doom 3, unreal tournament normal and 2003 running in linux. its dead easy to do and you can easily find the installers for these. (i pulled my windows installation over and installed the linux update packages for it and they worked almost straight away.) make sure you download the drivers for your graphics card from the manufacturer as the ones packaged with most distros aren't that great. nvidia have great support and from whaqt i've heard ati support is rappidly catching up

good luck
 
Old 07-23-2005, 12:47 PM   #32
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Hi,

I just completed more testing of the Ubuntu Linux OS.

Looking in the Device manager, some of my Hardware was not regonised. Is this a bad thing? or do i need to put this question on the Ubuntu Dist. Forum?

Cheers!
The people on the Ubuntu Forums themselves are very helpful (I'm not talking about the Ubuntu section of LinuxQuestions. Out of curiosity, though, what wasn't recognized?

Any hope of you trying out Mepis?
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:30 PM   #33
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Hi,

As for Mepis, i cant find a free download of that Linux. Only one i can find is the one you have to pay for which im not ready to do.

As for devices not regonised through Ubuntu, these devices consist of:

1) Processor. Its says the Vendor/Device/Status is Unknown
2) System Board and all my Port Connectors and memory moduels.

Also, im noticing that my Desktop doesnt fit in my monitor i.e its further to the right henc eme not been able to see the 'PM' part of the time clock.

Bear in mind, im still using the CDLive verison. Will doing the HD instll fix this?

Thanks

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Old 07-23-2005, 02:34 PM   #34
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Mepis 3.3 can be found here:

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=11
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:34 PM   #35
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Originally posted by pats
breaking the flow slightly and going back to the games issue.

hell yeah you can game in linux and its way better than in windows.
I've got quake 3, doom 3, unreal tournament normal and 2003 running in linux. its dead easy to do and you can easily find the installers for these. (i pulled my windows installation over and installed the linux update packages for it and they worked almost straight away.)

good luck
How would i do that?

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make sure you download the drivers for your graphics card from the manufacturer as the ones packaged with most distros aren't that great. nvidia have great support and from whaqt i've heard ati support is rappidly catching up
How would i update/install the drivers on Linux? Im used to the Autoplay feature of XP.

Thanks
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:38 PM   #36
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Yay, my first Linux problem and thats my SOundcard doesnt work during the sounds tests on the Ubuntu CDLive Version.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:49 PM   #37
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Mepis 3.3 can be found here:

http://iso.linuxquestions.org/distro.php?distro=11
I wouldn't download 3.3. It's outdated. 3.3.1 is available here:

ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dist...epis/released/
 
Old 07-23-2005, 02:54 PM   #38
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Yay, my first Linux problem and thats my SOundcard doesnt work during the sounds tests on the Ubuntu CDLive Version.
Might this help?
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questions/history/337513
http://www.ati.com/products/catalyst/linux.html

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Old 07-23-2005, 02:54 PM   #39
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How would i do that?
With Quake 3 (or RTCW, or Doom 3 I guess), you would

1. Make a folder for the game, eg. /usr/games/quake3
2. Copy the file pak0.pk3 to that folder, from either your CD or Windows installation (for Q3, it's in C:\<path to Q3>\baseq3).
3. Download and install the Linux version of the latest point release.

That's how I got Q3 working on Linux. You'll also need drivers for your graphics card, but you can get drivers from Linux for ATI.

I'm not sure about UT, though.
 
Old 07-23-2005, 08:21 PM   #40
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Hmm, still have no sound on Ubuntu. Hopefully my post in the Ubuntu forum will answer my problem.

I am going to download Mepis though and give that a whirl.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 12:47 AM   #41
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Hi,

I got my sound card finally working

Now, onto trying Mepis...
 
Old 07-24-2005, 01:48 AM   #42
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I wouldn't download 3.3. It's outdated. 3.3.1 is available here:

ftp://ftp.ibiblio.org/pub/linux/dist...epis/released/
Hi,

When i click on the Link, it just shows me a list of files and a few folders. What do i do from that screen? Copy and paste them to a directory on my HD?
 
Old 07-24-2005, 02:04 AM   #43
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Right-click the file called SimplyMEPIS-3.3.1-1.iso
Then "save target as" or "save link as" and save it to your desktop.
This will take hours, probably.
Then, using your favorite CD burning program (K3B, Gnomebaker, Nero, Easy CD Creator, etc.), burn it at 2x or 4x (i.e., a slow speed) as CD image.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 02:10 AM   #44
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Hi,

Unfortuantely when i right clock on the .ISO, i get no menu box.

I did manage to select the icon and select copy from another menu through xp and it states ist will take about 1hr 50mins to complete download.

Now, is the CDLive version or the HD Instal version?

Last edited by JediDB; 07-24-2005 at 02:13 AM.
 
Old 07-24-2005, 02:22 AM   #45
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One hour and fifty minutes sounds about right. You must have a fast connection.
Mepis is one CD that is both a live CD and installer CD.

I'd highly advise that while you're waiting for it to download that you also print out the Mepis User Guide to read along with as you use Mepis.
 
  


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