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Old 06-19-2004, 02:36 AM   #1
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I have just recently built a new PC from scratch. I am pretty good with computers, but I must confess that I am a Newbie when it comes to Linux. I decided to install Fedora Core 2 Final with my brand new system, figured it was a time for new beginnings, plus i just always wanted to try out linux. Anyways, despite some of the problems I was supposed to have had due to some of my hardware's compatability with FC2, setup and installation went smooth! No problems at all, no big ones anyways.

I have installed fine, and can boot up fine, but since this is a brand new system, only running FC2, i have none of my hardware drivers installed. I load the driver CDs and the CDs are recognized (a little CD icon appears on my desktop) but they don't autorun as they should, and when I open the CD to try to run the .exe file to install the drivers, nothing happens. I searched for a .exe file installed by FC2 on my harddrive, it tells me something like: "I have no application that can view this document" (or something similar to that).

Note: I installed FC2 from CD media. I am in my root account when I am trying this, I have created another user account as well but still nothing. I have not performed anything other than installation and bootup. I HAVE NOT run up2date yet, waiting on DSL from ISP, will be here in less than a week.

What am i doing wrong here? Do I need to run the up2date to update my system before gaining the ability to run .exe files? or do i need to perform some type of post-installation setup procedures? If anyone can help me out i'd really appreciate it, or if you can give me any other post-installation tips that'd be great.

350w PSU
ASUS p4p800-E deluxe mobo
p4 prescott 2.8ghz 800fsb
kingston hyperx 512mb 400mhz ddr
ATI radeon 9600xt AIW 128mb
onboard sound/LAN
samsung sw252 52x32x52 cdrw
maxtor diamondmax plus9 160gb sata
3.5 floppy drive
Everything seems to be working perfectly
Old 06-19-2004, 02:57 AM   #2
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.exe files are for windows not for linux
Linux doesn't use .exe files at all.

The usual way of things, unless you have obscure hardware, is that Linux carries all but proprietry drivers (ie; ATI and NVIDIA most Winmodems etc).
If a cd icon appears on your desktop when you put a cd in it has mounted and you just click on the icon to browse the disk.

Windows software only works on Linux with the Wine or Winex software running and is a bit of an art to master.

The above link will help you.
Old 06-19-2004, 01:24 PM   #3
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You should check whether your sound- and network cards work wihout anything extra. Usually sound- and network chips are so common that Fedora detects them automatically.

Radeon needs some drivers ( to get the 3D work fast enough. Here are the installation instructions:

You can for example test your sounds with any musicplayer. And networking with ping, depending on your network configuration.


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