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Old 10-07-2002, 02:58 AM   #1
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Unhappy Mandrake 9.0 and Radeon 8500

hello hello

hmm... does anyone have any problem installing softwares using Mandrake distro? I've just upgraded from Redhat 7.3 to Mandrake 9.0. complete reinstall actually...

I used RedHat 7.3 for one month before and didnt have any problem with libraries not found, et cetera. I liked Red Hat for that, i nearly had no encounter with failed dependencies when installing rpms especially in regard to shared libraries (not found). but I couldnt' install printer...

On the other hand I liked Mandrake because they sorta have a lot of program collections in their distro. and the Installation is so very easy, printers, mouse wheel, everything basically was setup correctly during install. but yeah there's ALWAYS problem when it comes to installing softwares... rpms in particular...
today I'm trying to install ati driver for my radeon 8500 after upgrading linux.

i issued
rpm -ivh fglr200-glc22-4.2.0-1.4.3.i586.rpm (as root)
and it spits out errors:
error: failed dependencies: is needed by fglr200-glc22-4.2.0-1.4.3 is needed by fglr200-glc22-4.2.0-1.4.3

didnt have this problem at all in RedHat.
my guess would be that Mandrake installs stuff / setting up paths differently from RedHat.

Could anyone help me with this please...

1. I have all 3 CDS of Mandrake 9.0
2. I have done an RPMfind. installed them
3. searched using package manager and couldnt find the libraries (meaning that i've got it installed )
4. I installed ALMOST ALL packages in the 3 CDS (over 3.5 GB... )
5. I'm frustrated....
Old 10-07-2002, 04:54 AM   #2
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a very simple ways to fix this problem is to install Redhat 8. haha...
the name you want to find is diffrent between Mandrake and Redhat, have you found some suggestion on the ATI home page? In fact I don't like MDK9.
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Old 10-15-2002, 10:38 AM   #4
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Its all written in the ATI documentation : & are needed for one version of the ATI control panel (the dynamically linked) - the static version of the control panel doesn't need it.

Therefore :
rpm -ivh --nodeps --force fglr200-glc22-4.2.0-1.4.3.i586.rpm
should make your day.

==> RTCW & Q3 are FAST for me with MDK 9.0, Radeon 8500 & ATI drivers.

Old 10-27-2002, 10:53 PM   #5
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you need to get the following RPMs:
libpng- (or newer)

The dependency errors will never tell you which RPMs the files you need are packaged in, but doing a search on google for the file you need will usually find you the RPM that you are looking for. You may find that you need a few other RPMs that the RPMs above depend on as well.

I grabbed everything I needed to install the RPM, but when it came down to installing the stupid driver, the compiler (yes, the rpm dumps files to be compiled for your kernel) bombed out because the ATI driver RPM was compiled with gcc 2.x and my kernel was compiled with gcc 3.x, so it said it wouldn't work (and it didn't). I tried to uninstall gcc 3.x and put 2.x on my system, but it got really messy and it didn't work out.

Screw it, I'm buying an Nvidia card.

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