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Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 PM   #1
Piznatch
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Unhappy Not familiar with ways to install drivers in Linux (printer, graphics card, etc)


I am an absolute newbie with Linux. I have loaded up Ubuntu and now would like to try to install a printer driver and graphics card driver. I think I have downloaded the proper graphics card but I have no clue how to run the driver setup in Linux. I'm in Windows exile!
Could someone help me understand the process?

Thanks.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 04:02 AM   #2
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This link should help you out
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty
http://ubuntuguide.org/wiki/Ubuntu:Jaunty#Graphics_Card

The printer should be plug and play. No external software download or installation.

Ubuntu has a handy program called syanptic that will install most applications with the click of a button. Linux is quite different than Windows. You don't need to go to a bunch of websites and download a bunch of different programs. Ubuntu's software -called packages- are maintained in a single place -called a repository or repo- synaptic is the handy dandy gui interface to the repo.
 
Old 08-12-2009, 11:23 AM   #3
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Downloading stuff for Ubuntu is 'last resort'.

As said by disturbed1 : Synaptic has it ......

... About 26,000 packages. Graphics : search nvidia or ati,
click what you need, and it will be installed.
It's a Linux. All "5000" drivers ready for plug and play,
were already installed, when you finished the Ubuntu install.
.....

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