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Old 08-02-2006, 04:15 PM   #1
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Install hardware drivers on linux???????


I forgot all about the hardware questions (yes I know it's sad. lol).. Like installing my video, motherboard, sound card and so on drivers with Linux Ubuntu. I didn't have much time last night to figure it out and it won't let me the usuall windows way to install off of a CD.

So while I'm going to find out, hopfully someone on here can help to speed things up.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 04:37 PM   #2
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motherboard drivers????
you mean the BIOS. No operating systems don't/can't alter BIOS...atleast as far as I know. Search the net for ubuntu guide. I don't have the link but it should be easy to find. Follow that and you should be good.

Tux,
 
Old 08-02-2006, 05:36 PM   #3
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You shouldn't have to.
The only exeption are propriatory drivers, like those for nvidia or ati graphic cards.
follow the link in my signature, the easylinux-installer will set them up automatically.

You might want to add exactly what Distribution you use to your preferences. That makes the solving easier.

Last edited by oskar; 08-02-2006 at 05:39 PM.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 06:27 PM   #4
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Mostly no, the drivers with linux work well enough except for maybe video cards. Hope you got a nvidia card.

And could you use even more question marks? I wasn't sure you were actually asking a question.
 
Old 08-02-2006, 09:27 PM   #5
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so no need for motherboard drivers and that? I got

* Pentium 4, CPU: 2.8 Ghz/ 512 L2 cache/ 800 Mhz FSB
* Ausu, Motherboard: P4P800 SE
* Samsung, HDD: 160 GB/ 7200RPM/ UATA
* Iomega, Exturnal HDD: 80 GB
* Samsung, DDR: 512 MB/ 400 Mhz (x2)
* BFG GeForce GS OC, Video Card: 7800 AGP, 256MB 400/1250MHz
* HP CRT Monitor: Mx703 17"
* Creative Sound Blaster 2:
* Thermaltake, Power Supply: 480 WATTs

I would at least like to use the sound and video card drivers.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 01:46 AM   #6
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I would at least like to use the sound and video card drivers.
Why? If your sound works, then that should be ok. As for video drivers, NVIDIA do have Linux drivers but you don't need to install those either (unless you're planning on playing games or otherwise taking advantage of the capabilities of your card).
 
Old 08-03-2006, 02:02 AM   #7
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After having read two of the threads you have started, I feel you're still lacking a basic understanding of what you're dealing with here. the Drivers for your sound card or your video card that are on cd from the vendor, are completely useless in linux.

More than likely the discs you have do not contain linux drivers. Software or Drivers written for Windows, is eactly that, written to run on windows.

Most hardware support should be handled automatically by most modern linux distributions, Ubuntu for example should detect and get all of your hardware running short of 3d support for your video card. There are many guides online on howto get the ATI or Nvidia drivers for linux installed.

you have to get out the mindset of a windows user. You don't need a cd for every new piece of hardware you install, and more than likely your distro has it packaged already, and it's a few clicks away.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 03:38 AM   #8
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About the only thing you need a driver for is the video card. That will allow you to play 3D games.

If you don't plan playing games, you don't need the driver.

Everything else, you'll find will just work.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 05:11 PM   #9
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I guess this is totaly differnt from windows. I just thought that drivers is what to tell the rest of the computer how to work it. So that's why I keep thinking that I still need them. In so many ways, I hate windows and now that I got linux it's making me realise that windows has WAY to much working for it. I already notice that in the system monitor I'm only useing like half of the memory what windows be useing. In windows it's roughly 300ish memory stored. When idleing the CPU is 1 to 2% while on linux it's 2 to 4% wich isn't much at all.

Well I'm no programmer in anyway but wish to still learn how to program. Even going to school about it. But I am a hands on learner meaning by me just reading I can't learn it. I would forget most of it while and/or just after. If only there was a way for a programmer to answer my questions when I ask them while I'm building a program. If it helps you understand better I'm Dyslextic. Most should know, being Dyslextic don't mean that your stupid.

Ok about the gaming part.. I only use my computer realy for gaming. At this point I'm taking a break from gaming, After playing hardcore World of Warcraft for a year. World of Warcraft was a type of game where you would have fun but seeing all of the bugs all the time it pist me off the most. That game was way to glitchy for me to stay on it. Before that it was a year hardcore also playing NeverWinter Nights. I was part of a huge 60ish to 70ish member clan wich was over on D2 also. I also had my own Module up 24/7 plus ventrilo. Inbetween I would play sometimes games like Swat 4, Call Of duty 2, age of empires 2, Gunz the duel and many games like them.

I only have about 3ish years of hardcore (to me is about 5 to 10 hours a day) computer expirence. Most of it went into website learning, gaming and chating to people. Now it will be learning more into learning linux and programming hopefully. Still doing my website to also.

Lol this was a bigger post then I first thought. Hate doing that.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:25 PM   #10
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I have to defend windows here. An operating system should want to load as much as reasonable into ram for easy access. - Linux likes to do that too.
BTW, there are linux binaries for Neverwinter Nights
If you feel like gaming.
 
Old 08-03-2006, 11:57 PM   #11
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hardware drivers for linux are in the form of modules that have to be loaded in the kernel or compiled directly in the kernel.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 04:42 AM   #12
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I got my linux video card drivers installed then tried out a FPS linux game. It seems to work alright. two days with linux and starting to get the hang of it. I think lol
 
Old 08-04-2006, 04:48 AM   #13
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BTW, there are linux binaries for Neverwinter Nights
If you feel like gaming.

Just wondering. what Server you play on? I was a member of KTR over on Templars. It use to be a very popular server with roughly 400ish or so solid players.. It's in Social and I think was around for about 4 or 5 years there. It was my main then I got busy with my own server. Templars 2 then when I left KTR I renamed it Lud's world of Warriors.

Templars is still up now but very dead cause of switching host and crash problems it had for a while. that was over a year ago.
 
Old 08-04-2006, 11:31 AM   #14
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I never played it, but there are only a handful of games that work natively (without emulation or compatibility layer) in linux. Neverwinter Nights is one of them. That's all I know about it.
 
  


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