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Old 03-24-2004, 06:13 AM   #1
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Driver Fail on install

I downloaded the 4.1.0 drivers for my radeon 9600 off of ati's website... I put on cd and enter in there command of rpm -Uh --force rpm_name.rpm and it gives me two errors

error: cannot find database index for db3

and below it

error: cannot find database for var/lib/rpm

ive tried changing the comand to -ih -ivh -uvh -u -i without force, with force and i still get these 2 errors. Without these drivers windows-x wont start... help im using debian
Old 03-24-2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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are you running as root? if not do so

if you are then try rebuilding the rpm database with

rm -f /var/lib/rpm/__db*

this should usually solve the problem, and then you can do a
rpm --rebuilddb
this will take a while.
Old 03-24-2004, 02:04 PM   #3
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rpm -Uh --force --no-deps rpmname.rpm


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