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Old 07-03-2005, 06:45 AM   #1
Registered: Jul 2005
Location: Cardiff
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Recovering after an install

I am in the process of getting a wintv-nova-T tv card working, and was told to install from a .tgz. So i followed the instructions and it installed ("make", "make install", in turn). It installed, but it just made things worse - amarok wont do fade-ins on music tracks - it starts off quiet, and jumps to being loud. As for tv, KdeTV complains that the card cannot be used, and to try video4linux2, which tells me to try video4linux. Then, after a reboot, it cannot find any tv card devices, but the tv card is still listed in the hardware (mandrake control centre).

Back on point, i went to uninstall the files from the .tgz. I kept the folder that was extracted, cd'd to it, logged in as root, and ran "make uninstall", which i was told would remove the files installed with "make install". However, there was the error - "make: *** No rule to make target `uninstall'. Stop."

Is there some other way to "fix" the system, without formatting / ? As in, so that the .tgz install never existed?
Old 07-03-2005, 08:40 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2004
Distribution: Debian etch
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I hate software like that, the only option I know is to manually delete each installed file. Somebody else mght have a better idea though.


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