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Old 03-12-2004, 01:18 AM   #1
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verification of rpm's installed

Hi, I recently tried to unpack a rpm for my video card, only using a vesa driver right now; I think, I tried to install it in a teriminal(gui) and not in the console (do I have those two mixed up?) anyway, I typed rpm -ivh /tmp/fglrx-4.3.0-3.7.6.rpm and I gave me quite a list of options and/or arguements(please correct which term I should use) but I selected nothing, confused. Anyway, I tried it again from tty1 and it told me - no suvh file or directory. How do I check if it was installed? Also is there some way to tell by the graphic for the rpm if its been opened? Thanks in advance.
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Rpm's aren't removed on installing it, so it should be around.
rpm -qa|grep fglrx should return the package name if installed,
rpm -ql should return the contents of the package if installed (so you can search for them)
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I resolved problem(didn't type i386 in filename), but have new problem, I forced the driver, but it said that it conflicts with libXXXXXcan't remember, but I think it is because I might not have the source installed? I don't believe it is on the disk though. MDK 9.2 download edition, I tried to download it from, but I don't quite understand the ftp site. If i click on the subdir it takes me in circles and can't find rpm. Does someone know the souce rpm name? How do I tell if its installed already which I doubt. Also after I forced that ati driver I looked at the xf86conf file and it still says vesa driver? Here is my conf file: Also after installing a driver to have to update some sort of list, like when you normally install rpm's?
# File generated by XFdrake.

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the XF86Config man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Mandrake 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
FontPath "unix/:-1"

Section "ServerFlags"
AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse doesn't work
#DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
#DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)

Section "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Keyboard1"
Driver "Keyboard"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
Option "XkbOptions" ""

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "monitor1"
VendorName "Plug'n Play"
ModelName "Compaq V55 Color Monitor"
HorizSync 30-60
VertRefresh 48-125

# Sony Vaio C1(X,XS,VE,VN)?
# 1024x480 @ 85.6 Hz, 48 kHz hsync
ModeLine "1024x480" 65.00 1024 1032 1176 1344 480 488 494 563 -hsync -vsync

# TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
# 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 50.00 768 832 846 1000 576 590 595 630

# 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
ModeLine "768x576" 63.07 768 800 960 1024 576 578 590 616

Section "Device"
Identifier "device1"
Driver "vesa"
Option "DPMS"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "screen1"
Device "device1"
Monitor "monitor1"
DefaultColorDepth 16

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 15
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 16
Virtual 800 600

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Virtual 800 600

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "layout1"
Screen "screen1"
InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"


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