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Old 10-17-2004, 10:18 AM   #1
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Trouble getting X working + networking troubles

Hi All,

I am currently trying to get X working on my new computer. I have an Athlon64 and am using Debian Woody. This comes with kernel 2.2.20 which I have replaced with kernel

My graphics card is a ATI Radeon 9800SE. I have downloaded the driver from ATIs website in RPM format. When I try and extract them I get a lot of dependency errors (mainly is needed and /bin/sh is needed). I have not used RPM before, does anybody know how to fix these and get X working properly?

I also am looking to find out which files I need to append to to get networking running. During the debian install you normally can set the IP address, nameservers etc. However my network card's driver was not in the providied modules. I have compiled the kernel with the correct drivers for my card and can bring it up manually but cannot find which files to edit to get debian to bring it up on startup, could anyone give me pointers on how to get this working successfully?


Old 10-17-2004, 10:48 AM   #2
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when you use rpm, use rpm --nodeps (I think thats it anyways, try man rpm if Im wrong..). The problem is, is that because debian is not rpm-based, it never logs that it installed libc, or /bin/sh, etc. So when rpm checks for it, it only sees rpms that you have installed. which is none. =]. If it doesnt work, (IE it installs but doesnt run), most likely one of those dependencies you _dont_ have, in which case you need to look it over more carefully.
Old 10-17-2004, 10:58 AM   #3
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For networking under Debian: edit /etc/network/interfaces ('man /etc/network/interfaces' for help


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