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pepejeria 09-12-2004 08:11 AM

How to install rpm files
I guess this should be the simplest thing to do, but I am totally new to linux (using suse 9.1) and i dont know how to install the drivers for my graphic card (ati radeon 9700).

I downloaded the file from ati:s website and its a rpm file. After the download i double click it, but nothing happends, do i need a special program for this?


kirazo 09-12-2004 08:20 AM

hi pepejeria

i think what you have to do is to log in as root, open a console and run the following command:
rpm -uhv <name of your rpm file>

pepejeria 09-12-2004 08:22 AM

Thank y ou very much for your quick answer.

Exactly what does this command do? Unzip the files? Or does it install?

rohde 09-12-2004 08:24 AM

The command above installs the RPM package. Be sure that you have downloaded a package for you distribution.

At the shell you can type

rpm --help

to see all the diferent options possible.

pepejeria 09-12-2004 08:27 AM

Thank you very much guys

scuzzman 09-12-2004 08:29 AM


# rpm -Uvh FILENAME
Updates a package

# rpm -iv FILENAME
Installs a package

kirazo 09-12-2004 08:31 AM

u can try the help option of the command and see how it works:
rpm --help

The RPM Package Manager (RPM) is a powerful command line driven package management system capable of installing, uninstalling, verifying, querying, and updating computer software packages.

check on the net there are many links explaning the usage of rpm

kenji 09-14-2004 11:01 AM

rpm -i = install
rpm -e = uninstall
rpm -q = view if the rpm is instlled! 3

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