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Old 05-19-2005, 12:25 PM   #16
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Firefox rpm

ironically enough I just found an rpm of this too , oh well I wouldn't have learned anything just by using the rpm
although I think I'll remove the one I have and install it via the rpm

Just be sure the rpm is from a repository for suse 9.3.

Old 05-19-2005, 12:52 PM   #17
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Re: a couple of questions about SuSE 9.3 and linux in general

Originally posted by unabatedshagie

I installed a couple of games but seem to be unable to play them, I receive this error message when I try
no 3d graphics card available or 3d support not configured yet. However the application uses or requires 3d hardware support.
I'm sure my graphics card is ok (geforce 6800GT) so how would I go about enabling 3d support for my card? I believe this has to do with the drivers but when I tried to upgrade the driver from the nvidia site it made my screen all grey and I couldn't do anything. Is there a simple foolproof method of installing the driver?
I see you've gotten some good answers on this one. Do keep in mind that if you still don't have 3d support after installing the new drivers, you might want to drop into a utility called SaX2, which will allow you to force SuSE into recognizing your 3d ability. I had to do this on my older ATI Radeon 7500 and on my mom's Nividia GE 5200 (?). In both cases, 3d works fine.

Originally posted by unabatedshagie
Question 4

I have another machine in the house running XP, how simple is it to get the two machines networked together? I gather from what I have read I need to use SAMBA, is this correct and how simple would you say it is to do?
Yes, you use SAMBA. Fire up YaST, your config tool, and go to Networking, SMB Client. You should be able to setup your shares there. You can then mount the share drive from an XP box on your system.

Originally posted by unabatedshagie
Question 5

When I finally get my other drives mounted is it possible to copy the instll cd's to it and get SuSE to look in those directories when adding or removing things?

Sorry for all the questions but any help is much appreciated.
Yes, however, it isn't really necesary. If you have a good internet connection, you'd be better off adding the FTP directories as Yast Sources. That way you always have the latest versions ready to install. Look around here, there's informaiton on how to add the FTP mirror or your choice as a Yast source. Also don't forget, which is a cool reposiitory and also has a yast_source ftp location.



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