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Old 03-03-2004, 11:40 PM   #1
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: MO, USA
Distribution: Mandrake 9.1/9.2(Laptop)
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problems isntalling 845patch on Dell 1100 in SuSE 9.0

I recently installed SuSE 9.0 on my laptop, overwriting a previous installation of Mandrake 9.2 (it was having difficulty with my CD burner). Consequently, I needed to reinstall 845patch in order to get 1024x768 resolution. I Downloaded the sources and followed the instructions at but they are for RedHat/Mandrake or Debian systems.

I don't have any trouble untill I tried configuring it to start at boot-up. For RedHat, it says I should:

echo "/sbin/845patch 10000" >> /etc/rc.d/rc.sysinit

For Debian it says:

echo "/sbin/845patch 10000">/etc/init.d/845patch
chmod +x /etc/init.d/845patch
ln -s /etc/init.d/845patch /etc/rcS.d/S20-845patch

And for other systems:

"If you aren't using Debian or Redhat, then you could add a line ("/sbin/845patch 10000") to a similar startup script (variable by system)."

I have neither an /etc/rc.d directory or an /etc/rcS.d directory and I know of no "similar startup scripts" (since I've really never used SuSE before), so what so I do at this point?


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