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Old 05-11-2003, 09:32 PM   #1
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compatible hardware


alright on the computer im trying to install slackware on, there's a built in video card and sound card and lan and some other stuff. well the problem is that all the drivers for them are on a main board cd that came w/ my mother board but all the drivers and stuff were meant for a windows pc and the company that makes them (SiS some no name brand company) dosn't have a linux driver version is there anything i can do or am i just screwed? or can i try to use a program like wine to install the drivers or is wine not designed to handle things like that. any input would be really useful.
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Old 05-11-2003, 09:35 PM   #2
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I am guessing all your stuff will be supported. Can you tell use what chipset the motherboard has on it? What graphics card, eithernet card, ect.?

Most of the drivers you need for linux are included with the kernel, very rairly do you need anything from the hardware vendor in terms of drivers.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 09:51 PM   #3
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im not using cards all the stuff is built into the motherboard im installing linux now im jus wondering what will happened when it dosnt' support the stuff the horror thats gonna be
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:05 PM   #4
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SiS is a name brand company. Im sure their stuff is supported. You've never heard of SiS? Oh well.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:42 PM   #5
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I know it is all built into the motherboard, I was just wondering if you knew what SiS chipset it was and what eithernet controller it was and everything. Eitherway, I have installed linux on SiS hardware before with no problem.
 
Old 05-11-2003, 10:45 PM   #6
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oo ok thanx that makes me feel alot better but man im having install trouble dont get linux instal this being my first time and all the whole formating harddisk thing is so confusing or maybe im jus 2 much of a newbie but i'll figure it out
 
Old 05-11-2003, 11:44 PM   #7
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Don't be intimidated. Just read all of the instructions as they come up, and you'll be fine. Also, you might think about reading the book on www.slackware.com before you start. It will help you a lot.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 12:09 AM   #8
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The sis video support is poor, so I would suggest disabling it and installing a real AGP video card. Otherwise, you will be stuck with a low res X.

Last edited by fancypiper; 05-12-2003 at 12:11 AM.
 
Old 05-12-2003, 07:54 AM   #9
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i have the drivers for the video card but they were meant for a windows computer. so i cant really use them that was the point of me making this thread to see if there was a way to load the drivers off the disk so i would have good resolution i have a voodoo 3 card i could use but i have 2 screens and i need the voodoo 3 for the other monitor which i havn't set up yet. is there anything i can do to get the driver files of the disc and install them to my system would wine help?thanx for all responses
 
  


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