LinuxQuestions.org
Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Puppy
User Name
Password
Puppy This forum is for the discussion of Puppy Linux.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 01-29-2021, 11:58 AM   #1
360flip
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 15

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
How do I install the eGalaxtouch driver on BionicPup32 8.0?


Hi all,

My device needs [an] eGalaxtouch driver (Found here https://www.eeti.com/drivers_Linux.html). As someone very new to PuppyLinux, how do I install this please?

Thanks

Last edited by 360flip; 01-29-2021 at 12:01 PM.
 
Old 01-30-2021, 06:42 AM   #2
Caspar
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Dec 2017
Location: The Netherlands
Distribution: Puppy Linux
Posts: 12

Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Well, I've been using Puppy now for fifteen years now and I really can't seem to answer this correctly I think.

First, look in the dowloaded .tar file for clues. Mostly there's a 'howto' that tells your how to install this in linux.

It's a .tar packages so you have to compile it yourself in Puppy I think. First find out which kernel Bionic has and which driver corresponds with that one.
- You have to download the devx.sfs file in Puppy (It's in Quickpet).
- Unpack the driver.tar file somewhere in your home directory to a new directory (galaxdriver).
- Open a terminal in that directory.
- Now type in: ./configure (error if it's not there)
- Now type in : ./make
- Now type in : ./make install

If you're lucky it will work, but I think you will get a load of errors. Because compiling stuff yourself is mostly not so easy but you really feel like a Linux-pro when you've succeeded.

In Puppy you have a command line package manager 'pkg'. It's a bit of a swiss army knife for puppy and it's possible to compile packages as well with this tool. You should put the driver directory in .pkg (that's located in your home directory) and then well, I don't know. Try this, try that and some more!

If you somehow got it working, please share.

Last edited by Caspar; 01-30-2021 at 09:31 AM.
 
Old 02-03-2021, 10:56 PM   #3
360flip
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Hi, sorry for the late response

Somehow don't think this is something I will be attempting anytime soon. There must be an easier way ):

Last edited by 360flip; 02-03-2021 at 11:41 PM.
 
Old 02-04-2021, 10:14 PM   #4
360flip
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Jan 2021
Posts: 15

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: Disabled
Update: Please see https://forum.puppylinux.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=2082
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Can't get BionicPup32 to boot without optical disc in drive fjd0 Puppy 6 08-06-2019 05:56 PM
Driver core binding device to driver and Udev loading driver module-difference? ayyasprings Linux - Embedded & Single-board computer 0 01-23-2016 01:44 PM
[Network Driver] Would be interested to know about Filter driver or Hookup driver Siddalingesh Nallur Linux - Kernel 0 05-14-2015 01:44 PM
ATI Driver prob: Black screen after driver install linuxboynz Linux - Laptop and Netbook 2 10-19-2004 02:52 AM
Nvidia Driver Install - rivafb driver conflicts rjcmi Debian 5 10-10-2004 11:58 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Puppy

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:15 PM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration