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Old 06-23-2003, 12:10 AM   #1
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Uninstalling thingsH


I installed some driver pack thing that was supposed to allow me to update my ATI Radeon drivers (though they weren't from the official ATI site) and they didn't work as I can't adjust my resolution beyond 640x480 or 800x600. How do I uninstall this?

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Old 06-23-2003, 12:17 AM   #2
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I've got a car problem, it happened after I put one of those things on it, what could be causing it?



What "driver pack thing" did you install? Was there a README with it? Is there documentation on the site. Sometimes you simply can't, but you can simply 'not' load it. Could you give us some more info?

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Old 06-23-2003, 12:23 AM   #3
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Hi,

Sorry about that. It was the, "ATI FireGL 8700/8800 graphics adapters." It does come with a readme file but it doesn't say how to uninstall them, merely how to configure the monitor, which I have tried.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 12:31 AM   #4
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Let me also note that in the readme file there were some commands to type in under the root user, so when I was logged in under the root user I typed these commands and nothing happened. Thanks.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 01:35 AM   #5
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A lot of the time in linux a "Nothing happened" is a good thing. That means there were no errors.

Could you post up the README so we can take a look and maybe give you some ideas on how to disable the module from loading?

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Old 06-23-2003, 01:38 AM   #6
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Hi,

I decided to reformat and re-install Linux, it's not like this is my primary OS (yet) so I didn't lose anything important. A couple of things I'm still looking for:

How to make Mozilla Firebird my default browser
Sound Blaster Audigy Drivers (Found a few, but hesitant to test them because I want to make sure I can uninstall them)
ATI Radeon 8500LE Drivers (Same as audigy, hesitant to install any more until I figure out how to either make them work or uninstall them).

Do you have any suggestions for the above mentioned? I appreciate your help!
 
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I suggest looking into a [better] package management tool. You might find it easier to get things installed/uninstalled with Synaptic, and checkinstall, both available at www.freshmeat.net

As for FireBird default, that's in your Control Center, but highly depends on your window manager. Look into file Association.

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Old 06-23-2003, 02:07 AM   #8
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Hi,

Thanks for those links. I'll look into them tomorrow.
 
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Good Luck, and don't hesitate to post back if you have questions.

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Old 06-23-2003, 02:43 AM   #10
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Hi,

I took a look at those links and for the Synaptic it mentioned another program called, "APT", do I need this as well? I'm also a bit confused as to what this is actually going to do. I'm not even sure what a "package management tool" is or does. As far as the email goes, I'm using KDE, so I'll look at the control center. Thanks for the advice.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 02:49 AM   #11
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Apt is the backend to Synaptic. apt-get is the Debian tool for package management, it helps with resolving dependencies. It has been ported to RedHat, and is (AFAIK) working quite well.

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Old 06-23-2003, 03:54 AM   #12
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Re: Uninstalling thingsH

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Originally posted by ByeOss
I installed some driver pack thing that was supposed to allow me to update my ATI Radeon drivers (though they weren't from the official ATI site) and they didn't work as I can't adjust my resolution beyond 640x480 or 800x600. How do I uninstall this?

Thanks,
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Easy, download checkinstall.

http://asic-linux.com.mx/~izto/checkinstall/

if you install proggies with ./configure, make and make install then install check install go back to the proggie run make and check install (instead of make install) and it will create a rpm or some other binary package that will allow you to uninstall that proggie.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 03:59 AM   #13
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To be honest, I have no clue what you just said, Muddy. I thought all you had to do to install programs was to run the rpm, which is what I did with the video card drivers. If this is wrong, this could explain why they didn't work. I have absolutely no clue how to do anything in Linux. I'm actually thinking of buying a book on RedHat, or just Linux in general. Anyways, could you please explain, or point me in a direction where I can learn more about how to install and/or uninstall things? I'd appreciate it very much! Thank you MasterC and Muddy for helping me out with this.
 
Old 06-23-2003, 04:03 AM   #14
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There's a thread on the Linux - General forum at the top where TrickyKid has gone over this in pretty decent detail.

If the driver came in RPM format, then yes, all you did have to do is run rpm to install it. However if it came in a variety of other formats, then that's where "checkinstall" comes in. If you read over Trickykid's thread in Linux - General I think you'll find checkinstall to make more sense. It's a drop-in replacement for make install (well... for ease of understanding it is).

If your driver was installed via rpm, to uninstall it you simply do the reverse of how you installed it. If you want to do this via the command line, open up a terminal and type:
rpm -qa

If the name of your driver file was firegl.rpm then:
rpm -qa | grep firegl

And then when you find the rpm, uninstall it with:
rpm -e firegl

Assuming that's the name of the rpm

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Old 06-23-2003, 04:25 AM   #15
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Hi,

Thanks for those tips. I went and read that post by TrickyKid and I did find them quite helpful. Do you find it easier to double click the RPM or to do it manually?
 
  


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