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Old 01-22-2005, 08:43 PM   #1
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Installing Linux Drivers


I found the drivers I need for my ATI x300. I have them on a 256 MB Sandisk Cruzer Mini. I know I need to cd to someplace, but how do I cd to my flashdrive. Is my flashdrive even compatible with Mandrake?

If I can't cd to my flashdrive, can I cd to a CD?

Thanks! I know there have been a lot of posts about this, but it seems I have a special case here and I'm a newb times 10 to Linux.

The farthest I've gotten in Mandrake so far is a command screen I get when I boot up. I don't think I can boot without the drivers for my graphics card.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:23 PM   #2
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To get to your gui, you should be able to do that with the built in vesa driver.
When at a command prompt, type "su" to become root, give root password when asked, then type "XFdrake", Like so.......
Code:
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 don]$ su
Password:
[root@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 don]# XFdrake
in the box that pops up choose "graphic card", scroll down (using arrow keys)to the very bottom and highlight the "xorg" line (hit enter key) to open the dropdown menu. Scroll way down to about the third from bottom and highlight "vesa" and hit the enter key to select that one. Back at the main screen, the "options" button has an option to boot to your gui automatically.

After you close XFdrake, type"startx"like so.......
Code:
 [root@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 don]# exit
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 don]$ startx
you should now see your gui (if your desktop is red, you are root, and need to logout and log back in as regular user)

*****more directly to your question, you should find your thumbdrive under" /mnt/removable" here is a peek at mine to give you an idea...
Code:
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 don]$ cd /mnt
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 mnt]$ ls
cdrom/  cdrom2/  floppy/  hd/  ipod/  removable/  win_c/  win_c2/
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 mnt]$ cd removable
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 removable]$ ls
docs/  Linux/  Mp3/  pics/  Windows/
[don@x1-6-00-0a-e6-91-be-32 removable]$
oops, you want the cd, /mnt/cdrom or /mnt/cdrom2
command "ls" will list contents of your present working directory

Last edited by Lakota; 01-22-2005 at 09:26 PM.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 09:54 PM   #3
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XFdrake brings up the Display config thingy where you choose your graphics card and drivers.
 
Old 01-22-2005, 10:24 PM   #4
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That it does, I thought you were trying to bring up a gui.
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The farthest I've gotten in Mandrake so far is a command screen I get when I boot up. I don't think I can boot without the drivers for my graphics card.
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Setting up the vesa driver is the easiest way to get a gui with ati cards. The very bottom of my post was answering your question, the top was trying to show an easier route than you are heading for. I assume, you are about to try to install the ati linux driver from ati's website?
 
  


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