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Old 03-28-2003, 08:54 AM   #16
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i'm lost which 2 files do i need out of:
GLX RPM
GLX SOURCE RPM
GLX Tar File
GLX RPM for SuSE 8.1
GLX RPM for SuSE 8.0
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.3
GLX RPM for SuSE 7.2

RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 updated to 2.4.18-18.8.0 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 8.0 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 8.0 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x Bigmem i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.x (7.3, 7.2, 7.1) updated to 2.4.18-18.7.x SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 SMP i586 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.3 UP Athlon Architecture

RedHat 7.3 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 Enterprise i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.2 UP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.2 SMP Athlon Architecture
RedHat 7.1 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 SMP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 UP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 UP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 SMP i386 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 SMP i686 Architecture
RedHat 7.0 Enterprise on i686 Architecture

Mandrake

Kernel Supported
Mandrake 9.0 UP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 9.0 SMP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 9.0 Enterprise i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 UP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 SMP i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.2 Secure i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 UP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 UP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 SMP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 Enterprise i586 Architecture
Mandrake 8.1 Enterprise i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 UP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 UP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i386 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 SMP i686 Architecture
Mandrake 8.0 Enterprise i686 Architecture

SuSE

Kernel Supported
SuSE 8.1
SuSE 8.0
SuSE 7.3
SuSE 7.2

United Linux

Kernel Supported
United Linux 1.0

Sources

Kernel Supported
Kernel Source RPM
Kernel Tar File
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:09 AM   #17
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I suddenly remberered that i did not use the drivers from Nvidia since they are also provided by debian, this will only work if you don't have the newest Nvidia-chipset. I got the drivers using apt-get. When yoe search in dselect on nvidia you will find 2 files the GLX -code and the kernel code, they can easily be installed using apt-get or dpkg.
 
Old 03-29-2003, 08:24 AM   #18
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If I may chime in here. I've found that to get a Debian system up and running it is easiest to select Xwindows and C/C++ development during the tasksel part of install and then skip the individual packages until after I have a running system.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:14 AM   #19
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I also first choose Xwindows and the development, but alas no Nvidia-support. I had to manually install the Nvidia-drivers with apt-get. After that i changed my XF86Config file, and everything was running.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 05:40 AM   #20
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so the drivers should hopefully be on the CD's, thats good though it would still help to know which of the above files i need
 
Old 04-02-2003, 06:59 AM   #21
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The card should work with the standard NV drivers. You only need the nvidia drivers if you want to play games (tuxracer!)

Also nvidia now has a new installer which automatically builds the drivers specificaly for your system, that should make life much easier since they've done away with all those options and different packages.

anne
 
Old 04-02-2003, 07:52 AM   #22
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re:"Also nvidia now has a new installer " - those normaly require an internet conection and like i said the computer hasn't and isn't likely to in the near furture

as for the rest i'd like to know which files i need so i can use them if for some reason the on board drives don't work (a backup plan is normaly a good idea)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:04 AM   #23
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ps i've only used the KDE interface up till now anyone feel like summing up the pros and cons of X-Win over KDE or is it just a matter of personal prefference?
 
Old 04-02-2003, 08:09 AM   #24
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The latter,

There have been several threads discussing the pros and cons of the various windows managers and desktops just search for them, this site (http://www.plig.org/xwinman/) is pretty interesting as well.

Anne
ps: debian rocks with fluxbox (just my personal opinion)
 
Old 04-02-2003, 09:32 AM   #25
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well if it just personel preffence i stick with what i know for the immidiate future
 
Old 04-02-2003, 10:12 AM   #26
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You should be able to have the debian nvidia drivers (nv), included on the first installation disk, install when you do the base system installation. Once you boot into debian the first time and set up Xconfig, and startX, from KDE you can use the Package Manager to install apps. This is by far the easiest way to add packages.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 09:42 AM   #27
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okay i've tried the install again simalar resukts to teh first time only this time the prompt works

so i've now loged in as root
and am greated with the prompt
<hostname>:~#
how do i get the kde interface to run?
 
Old 04-07-2003, 10:22 AM   #28
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startx

You will, if you haven't already, need to run xf86config to configure the kde interface before "startx" will work.
 
Old 04-07-2003, 11:37 AM   #29
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is that where you set the Gui to auto run?

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Old 04-22-2003, 08:47 AM   #30
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okay startx doesn't work and i have no idea which editiors are avalable in the basic debian install and probably wouldn't know what to edit in xf86config anyway, any tips i'd post the log file except i can't seem to get access to the drive thats mounted as floppy and can't remember the linux aberivation for the floppy disk drive and can't cd into any rives ie 'cd /dev/hdb2' so i assume thats the wrong method any help please?
 
  


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