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Old 10-30-2003, 06:56 PM   #46
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There you have it! Now you can go to www.msi.com.tw/progarm/products/pro_index.php and find out all you need to know about them
 
Old 10-30-2003, 06:58 PM   #47
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Page not found?

Oh well... I know about them now.. i have the wrong drivers maybe ?

Lemme see....
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:12 PM   #48
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Page not found?

Oh well... I know about them now.. i have the wrong drivers maybe ?

Lemme see....
Joe,

Here they are:

http://www.msi.com.tw/show/Multimedi..._Pro-TC64S.htm

http://www.msi.com.tw/program/produc...ail.php?UID=40

Both pages are manuals with complete specs for your mobo and video card. I can't do more until later, but with this info, the guy at the Nvidia forum can tell you precisely what to do. I do think a reinstall is coming, but that's just my stinking windblows way of thinking

Hey, now that you really know which Nvidia card you have (still Nvidia chipset even though manufatured by MSI), you can go back to their driver page and read the file and see if this one is supported or not.

Last edited by Bruce Hill; 10-30-2003 at 07:13 PM.
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:19 PM   #49
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Joe,

Your card is identified by Nvidia as such -> GeForce2 MX/MX 400 0x0110
You absolutely must run
$ cat /proc/pci
to see if it's in there like that.

Now that you know your information better, if all else fails, you can reinstall RH with good knowledge about your products. Just print out the pages for your mobo, monitor, and vid card and let her rip!

Gone for hours
 
Old 10-30-2003, 07:25 PM   #50
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Joe,

I just looked by at the Nvidia posts to see where you're at there. One thing. Don't use that yahoo store address for your board, use the MSI one. I didn't even look at the yahoo one but MSI made the board
 
Old 10-30-2003, 08:09 PM   #51
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Yeah, i couldnt find it on the website...

I'm currently installing a new kernal... If this doesnt work, i think i might just go for knoppix for the time being... learn on it, and then later got for something else, Red Hat again, or mandrake or something. I'll probably have a new rig before Feburary so I wont be on this system any more.

Where can i get knoppix from?
 
Old 10-30-2003, 10:56 PM   #52
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so um... did you get your video worked out? i noticed on an earlier post you edited XF86Config. i don't know if that was a typo or not, but if it wasn't you need to edit XF86Config-4. rh7+ uses that file (XFConfig86-4) unless you specify x to use XF86Config. but hopefully you get it worked out. i myself got no love from the new nvidia drivers.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 12:38 AM   #53
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Quote:
Originally posted by .::Jo3king::.
Yeah, i couldnt find it on the website...

I'm currently installing a new kernal... If this doesnt work, i think i might just go for knoppix for the time being... learn on it, and then later got for something else, Red Hat again, or mandrake or something. I'll probably have a new rig before Feburary so I wont be on this system any more.

Where can i get knoppix from?
I gave you the link for Knoppix in an earlier post. That's my attitude with the girls' comp. For now, it's Knoppix. Maybe later I'll go for something else. Not RH, though. I tried it and didn't like it. Maybe Slack or Gentoo if not Debian. I'd rather start with nothing but the basics and add only what I want. Just my (Before I start a flame war, I know Knoppix is more than just the basics. I mean when I build from another distro after using Knoppix for a while.)

As for the new kernel, I don't really think that's going to solve the problem, either. I think either something's set wrong or you did something wrong on the install.

Megaspaz is back, and he runs RH. If he looks at your posts, and can now see that we've found your correct video card and mobo, maybe he can direct you down the path to Linux success.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 01:14 AM   #54
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it's not really gonna be much different than what i posted earlier. just edit the /etc/XF86Config-4 file. if you've installed the drivers correctly and if the drivers really, really do support your older card than that's all you should need to do. actually, i'm not sure if you need this (i had to cause i was using an older kernel) but do you have your kernel source code installed?

if it were me, i'd try rebuilding these and seeing if this will work for you. this is the driver i'm currently using as it's the highest version that works with my kernel and graphics card.

rpm --rebuild *.src.rpm

http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...0-3123.src.rpm
http://download.nvidia.com/XFree86_4...0-3123.src.rpm

after rebuilding, you'd install the kernel one first and the glx second. before that you need to run that nvidia "universal" installer with the --uninstall (or it maybe -uninstall) option. and last edit your /etc/XF86Config-4 file. if all is done correctly, you should have accelerated graphics support.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 07:07 AM   #55
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Ok, after trying everything you've said... I've decided to scrap RH for the time being. I've got Knoppix and its burning away in my CD RW as i am typing.

Once i get a bit more experienced with linux ang unix, i'll move on to a different distro. Maybe Debian, or Mandrake.

I'll definately stick around these forums!

Thanks for you help.

Joe
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:06 AM   #56
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Right I'm in knoppix, everything went well.

Now, to save files and edit configurations, do i need to make a partition for KNoppix, i've got free space to do so.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:33 AM   #57
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Right I'm in knoppix, everything went well.

Now, to save files and edit configurations, do i need to make a partition for KNoppix, i've got free space to do so.
I assume by the above that you mean you've loaded the Knoppix CD into your CD-ROM and you're running it right now. Did Knoppix detect all your hardware? Is it running well? Have you tried to use some programs? I assume you're browsing the web with Mozilla now.

If so, here's the steps:

NB: If you mess this up, you could lose your Windoze partitions, so before you start, make sure you have everything backed up that you can't afford to lose! You've been warned!

Hit Ctrl + Alt + F1 to get a console, then type knx-hdinstall. This will take you through the steps to install Knoppix. If you actually have free space that means space that has never been partitioned at all. If you just have extra space that is something entirely different.

For free space, just install Knoppix right in there. For extra space, you'll have to do something else. The Knoppix install ought to be easy enough just by following the instructions. If not, post back.
 
Old 10-31-2003, 08:40 AM   #58
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Right... first things first... I need to uninstall Redhat...

And if i install knoppix to HD, does it automatically come up in GRUB?
 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:04 AM   #59
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Originally posted by .::Jo3king::.
Right... first things first... I need to uninstall Redhat...

And if i install knoppix to HD, does it automatically come up in GRUB?
Joe,

Did Knoppix detect all your hardware? Does your monitor look good? Do you have sound? Can you play a CD? Anything else you would like to do?

After you answer those, I'll address what you asked above. Okay?

 
Old 10-31-2003, 09:09 AM   #60
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Its working... no errors, I am playing a CD with XMMS.

I'd like to know exactly what wine does and how to configure it.
 
  


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