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Old 05-30-2003, 01:31 AM   #1
tertullian
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Question downloading and installing video driver?


I am a complete noob. I have installed ret hat 7.3 I cannot run a graphical enviroment because, i assume my video card is not configured corectly. I have tried in Xconfigutator with no luck.

My vid is a Hercules Prophet 4500 64. At the hercules site i downloaded a driver for linux. Itried to execute this at root using rpm -Uvh but nothing but since the file is on the floppy it could not be found.

So;

1. If a linux driver is downloaded in XP to a floppy i assume it is Vfat. Is this problematic.
2. Do i install from the floppy or copy from the floppy to the hd. I do not know how to do this.

I would appraciate any help, once i get GUI i might be able to learn abit more.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 02:13 AM   #2
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the file would have to be an rpm for that rpm command to work.
did you include the full filename there?
putting file on vfat sometimes changes a file's name.
list the file's full name, and we can guess what you are supposed
to do with it.
 
Old 05-30-2003, 03:34 AM   #3
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the file that i downloaded to the floppy is called

powervr-2.00.20-234.rh72_2.4.9_31.i686

it came from the hercules driver section

thanks
 
Old 05-30-2003, 04:27 AM   #4
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wherever the file is, if it is an rpm
you can rpm -Uvh <filename>
you have to have the full path, and as a tip, you can hit
the tab key after type the first few letters, and bash will
auto complete the filename for you, hopefully.

you can probably mount the floppy drive with
mount /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy
assuming /mnt/floppy exists. then you can
cd /mnt/floppy rpm command
or rpm -Uvh /mnt/floppy/<filename>
 
  


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