LinuxQuestions.org
Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 12-26-2007, 03:04 PM   #1
Chronothread
Member
 
Registered: Apr 2007
Posts: 121

Rep: Reputation: 15
How do I install Debian drivers?


Hello.

I'm still very new to Linux, so bear with me. Very simply, I have a piece of hardware which comes with a CD containing drivers that supports several versions of Linux and I would like to install them. I just don't know how. I'm using Kubuntu 7.10. On the CD I found the drivers folders then found the debian folder (I am suppose to use debian right?) and there are a few files inside. How do I install them? If you need anymore information let me know.
 
Old 12-26-2007, 03:35 PM   #2
Acron_0248
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2006
Location: Venezuela
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 453

Rep: Reputation: 33
Hi,


Assuming that the drivers in debian's folder are actually debian packages (could be tarballs with installation instructions), then in kubuntu, as root, you could install the driver using:

Code:
dpkg -i /path_debian_folder/driver_package.deb
However, given the fact that kubuntu is based on debian, one may think that packages will be portable, but is not allways true, packages may not be compatible between distros, meaning that the driver you have on the CD could not be compatible with the system you've installed.

Since you're not saying what files are in debian's folder (text files, tarball, precompiled .deb, etc..), we can't give you more details, if you want to, you can type a list of the files contained in that folder. Also, you could look for a file called README or INSTALL, normally, there you'll find information needed to install the drivers.




Regards

Last edited by Acron_0248; 12-26-2007 at 03:36 PM.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How can I run multi user text mode in Debian to install Nvidia drivers?? doraimom Debian 40 04-14-2007 06:54 AM
How do I install drivers for a PCI intel modem in Debian? marcusshirley Linux - Hardware 2 01-30-2006 03:26 PM
Linspire is Debian,but how 2 Install Nvidia Drivers starfly Linux - Hardware 16 04-01-2005 02:04 PM
Need IDE Controller Drivers for Debian Install Jicksta Debian 3 09-13-2004 05:28 PM
IDE Controller Drivers for Debian Install Jicksta Linux - Hardware 0 09-12-2004 03:32 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:17 AM.

Main Menu
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration