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Old 12-31-2003, 09:19 AM   #1
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Driver installation with Mandrake 9.2


I'm new to Linux and I have severe problems installing my hardware properly under Linux Mandrake 9.2 Download Edition.

There's two pieces which don't work:
1. Graphics adapter (Radeon 9800 Pro)
2. Network adapter (Onboard 3Com 3C940 Gigabit)

Well, because both were not properly recognized by the system, I tried to install the proper drivers manually. What an odyssey. The ATI drivers came as an rpm package along with a 24 pages manual (huh?!) and I did exactly what was told in the readme file but I still can't select the driver anywhere in the driver database. For example, when I run XFDrake, I can only select the old drivers which came with Mandrake, but not the one I installed.

Same with the network adapter. I installed the driver (which came as sourcecode!) as described in the manual, but when I now run the network wizard, it still asks for a driver to select and the one I installed is NOT in the list.

Am I missing something...? None of the drivers I install seem to be known to the system. What's even weirder is that if I run the hardware config tool, it shows an installed ethernet card, but the network wizard doesn't know it. My graphics card is shown as Radeon 9800 in PCI slot... It's an AGP card of course.

Can anyone help me?
Old 12-31-2003, 09:27 AM   #2
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The ATI driver install tool should make a XFree86 config file for you if it is the one that i am thinking of. You just need to copy this over the one in your X11 folder. But make a backup in case it dosn't work. If it didn't make a file then just make sure that your driver is selected in that config file and restart X. CTRL ALT BACKSPACE
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ATI driver install tool? Can I get that from
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Old 02-13-2004, 08:51 PM   #5
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I don't know about the ati but the sk98lin driver is your friend. I have the same NIC and just got it to work here. Good luck!


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