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Old 10-25-2004, 03:36 AM   #1
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Exclamation Driver files??? HELP!!


Hello guys!
[Question 1:]

OK..In Windows when we want to install a driver , lets say videocard... then we can start in Safe mode, and do the installation... And the driver files and located in <drivers> folder and handled by .INF files in <INF> folder.
In linux , lets say there is no default driver for our video card.If we have the driver disks , where to copy those files and how to install them?? (is it done by xf86config) ???

[Question 2]:]
I downloaded a desktop theme for Linux and when I extract it , it created a folder called 'THEME' and copy the files into it!
How to install the themes??


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Old 10-25-2004, 04:03 AM   #2
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driver installations are the same as any other bit of software. if it's from source, it's ./configure, make, make install, if it's an rpm .. rpm -Uvh file.rpm

where they go to doesn't matter, a kernel module will end up somewhere in /lib/modules/linux-2.6.8/kernel/drivers probably, but all you need to know is that it's there, and running "modprobe modulename" works.

the chances of there being no default driver for a video card are somewhat marginal though....

theme... not a clue, you've not said what window manager you are using.
 
  


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