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Old 02-10-2004, 08:21 PM   #1
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yet another ATI driver question


iv searched around and found a few install ATI driver howto's but they are all for computers with RPM installed.

I'v heard of RPM to TGZ but I dont know how to work it, also how can I tell it to install the drivers for a 2.6 kernel, will it figure it out on its own, or are the drivers optomized for both?
 
Old 02-10-2004, 08:48 PM   #2
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I can tell you how to use rpm2tgz. Just type:

rpm2tgz filename.rpm

That'll make a filename.tgz in the current directory. You can then use:

installpkg filename.tgz

Or you could install it from source. Look at the slackware official book on their website to see how to do this.
 
Old 02-10-2004, 09:38 PM   #3
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where do you get the source? i thought the ATI 3D drivers were closed source like NVIDIA's

PS: what chapter of the book, i cant seem to find it.

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Old 02-11-2004, 12:09 AM   #4
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I meant to say you can install it manually, sorry about that. It's basically:

tar -xzvf filename.tgz

Then there are certain make commands you need to run that I can't think of off the top of my head. I'm in the same boat as you with a Radeon, I just tried installpkg but I'm not sure if I need to load anything else into the kernel.

The chapter in the slackbook is 14 called Archive Files that'll tell you how to install it manually.
 
Old 02-11-2004, 06:22 PM   #5
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You can get the ATI drivers from the ATI website: www.ati.com

Check out this thread for info on how to install; I have not done this myself yet but apparently these instructions are accurate: http://www.rage3d.com/board/showthre...eadid=33730800

Good luck with it. -- J.W.
 
  


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