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Old 02-10-2005, 09:06 AM   #376
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Korneer,

The ATI drivers for linux are actually very bad quality. I have succeeded in the past in installing them, (several times in fact) and even then I could only get about 10-15 FPS max when playing americas army.and tux racer. Now a AMD 3200+, 512, ATI 9800 shouldnt be running that poorly.

Just for comaparison, the old comp im using now, a 1.5 ghz pentium, 512, gForce FX5200 runs AA at 50 FPS.

Save yourself the trouble and avoid ATI until they make some decent drivers.
 
Old 02-10-2005, 09:41 AM   #377
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Hmmm... I'll think about it. But one thought appeared in my mind - may be I don't have to buy any video card just for one game, even the best for me...
And BTW, my nick is kornerr. This is cuz 'Korn' is my favourite band, and 'er' just to show that. You know, operate - operator, and so on. And one more 'r' just that. And thanks, Wartz, shilo. You both helped me. I think that's enough for me to spoil this excellent thread, so suggest that I solved all my current problems. I just need time to try myself, to think about... all. Thanks, see you!
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Old 02-11-2005, 06:11 AM   #378
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Hey,

i'm working on my custom LILO Bootsplash atm. I found this guide to edit the lilo.conf file:

Code:
Bitmap Options.
In the following options positional values can be specified as character positions or pixels. 
If a positional value ends with a p character it will be interpreted as a value in pixels. 
A plain number is interpreted as a character position. 
The positional origin ( 0,0 ) and (0p,0p) is the top-left corner of the screen.
The number of character rows and columns may vary depending on your VGA mode. 

bitmap = filename
filename identifies the image to use as a background. Should be 640x480 bitmap with 256 or 16bit color depth. 

bmp-colors = fg,bg,sh,fg,bg,sh
Specifies the colors for the menu. The first three values refer to the color of unselected menu items, 
the second triplet refer to highlighted items.
fg = foreground, bg = background, sh = text shadow.


bmp-table = x,y,col,row,sep
Specifies the position and layout of the menu.
x and y are the position (in character positions or pixels), 
col and row are the number of columns and rows and sep is the seperation between columns. 

bmp-timer = x,y,fg,bg,sh
Specifies the x and y co-ordinates of the countdown timer and it's colors.. 

Color Values
The color values used for the bmp- options are the index numbers from the bitmap's palette. 
They therefore vary from image to image - there is no way to hard-code specific colors, you have to reference the palette. 

The first color in the pallete is 0, the second is 1 and so on. This is to ensure the maximum number of unique colors is 
not exceeded. If you need a color that is not in the image's palette you will have to add them to the palette. 
Hint: reduce the number of colours to 250 then increase it to 256 and use the last 6 palette entries 
for your menu colours which will now be free.

Then i proceeded to make my own LILO bmp. You can see it here.

Then using the instructions above i started writing down the values. Those are here.


But now Im stuck ...When i opened the lilo.conf file it was nothing like the one u have in the first post. And since i'm a newbie i'd thought it's best to ask here first then to be wtuch with no computer access. My lilo.conf can be seen here.

I also get a massage under the graphical menu on boot .... It says:

Welcome to the LILO Boot Loader!

Please enter the name of the partition you would like to boot
at the prompt below. The choices are:

Windows - (Windows FAT/NTFS partition)
Linux - (Linux partition)


How do I get rid of this? I only want the graphical menu...


What to do now?


Thanks in advance,


Slycer
 
Old 02-11-2005, 12:30 PM   #379
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Slycer:

Let's see what we can do. Here's your /etc/lilo.conf:
Code:
# LILO configuration file

# generated by 'liloconfig'
#
# Start LILO global section # Maybe a typo in yours.  This is commented out. 

boot = /dev/hda
# Let's comment out the next line.  We don't want a boot message, just a graphic.
#message = /boot/boot_message.txt

prompt

timeout = 1200

# Override dangerous defaults that rewrite the partition table:

change-rules
  reset

# VESA framebuffer console @ 1024x768x64k

vga = 791

# I removed the extra modes only for readability.  Feel free to leave them in.

# Here's the graphical info you provided.
bitmap = /boot/lilo11.bmp
bmp-colors = 255,0,0;0,255,0
bmp-table = 203,192,1,3,5
bmp-timer= 278,318,255,0,0

# End LILO global section
Some quick notes:

This assumes that you have copied your bitmap (lilo11.bmp) to /boot.

The link to you bitmap is not working. I've simply used the values that you determined to be correct. If they are wrong, you will still be able to boot. Enter will be your first choice (Windows) and the down arrow + Enter will be your second choice (Linux). Then, go back and adjust the colors and positions as needed.

After editing /etc/lilo.conf, make sure to run "/sbin/lilo -v". Take note of any error messages.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 02:08 PM   #380
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i know this is easy, and i had it working yesterday, but i reinstalled and now my mouse wheel isnt working, i have the Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" and everything else in there, but it isnt working still, any idea what i can do to fix this? the file i edited was /etc/X11/XF86Config was this correct or did i make a stupid mistake?
 
Old 02-18-2005, 07:51 PM   #381
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It depends on which X server you are using. Yo may need to edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf instead.
 
Old 02-18-2005, 10:26 PM   #382
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i am runnin Gnome, and i dont have a xorg.conf file in my /etc/X11 folder...
 
Old 02-18-2005, 11:47 PM   #383
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oakstaff
i am runnin Gnome, and i dont have a xorg.conf file in my /etc/X11 folder...
Do you have a /etc/X11/XF86Config file or similar?
 
Old 02-19-2005, 12:11 AM   #384
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Quote:
Originally posted by Oakstaff
i know this is easy, and i had it working yesterday, but i reinstalled and now my mouse wheel isnt working, i have the Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5" and everything else in there, but it isnt working still, any idea what i can do to fix this? the file i edited was /etc/X11/XF86Config was this correct or did i make a stupid mistake?
Should have both of these
Code:
    Option "Protocol"    "IMPS/2"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
and if you're still running Slack-9.1 it's /etc/X11/XF86Config;
but when you upgrade to Slack-10.0 it's /etc/X11/xorg.conf
 
Old 02-19-2005, 08:32 PM   #385
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fixed it...=P thx i thought it was already there, it wasn't....=P
 
Old 02-24-2005, 11:44 AM   #386
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tried to recompile my 2.4 kernel in Slackware 10.1, just to see if I could, and it broke alsa. This is apparently not uncommon, so I thought I would post this bit I did to recompile and install alsa.

I found some good directions here and just modified it slightly for my own use. I'm sure there are directions around here too somewhere but this was just what I found first.

http://www.linuxelectrons.com/articl...04013006062220

Also, much thanks shilo for the guide!


Code:
#If for some reason alsa has to be recompiled
# the source code can de downloaded from here:  http://www.alsa-project.org/download.php
# or ftp://ftp.alsa-project.org/pub/driver/ and find the version you want
# cd into the directory where the download is and then...
#Unpack the sources:

bunzip2 alsa-driver* && tar -xvf alsa-driver*

#Move the new directory to /opt (because that's where new software and stuff goes, right?) and move into the newly created directory:

cd /opt/alsa*

#Next, time to configure:

./configure

#If everything went well, lets compile:

make

#Then install (must be root):

make install

#If your card is supported, run 'alsaconf' and follow the directions:

alsaconf

#Then, if necessary, to configure the sound options/volume to taste, run:

alsamixer
 
Old 02-24-2005, 04:56 PM   #387
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Quote:
Originally posted by firehawk256
#Move the new directory to /opt (because that's where new software and stuff goes, right?) and move into the newly created directory[/CODE]
If I might make one suggestion here...

ALSA says to store the source code in/usr/src --
and Slackware by default puts alsa here:
mingdao@james:~$ whereis alsa
alsa: /usr/include/alsa /usr/share/alsa

From the Slackware Linux Project
Quote:
/opt Optional software packages. Slackware installs KDE to this location.
So that's not the *standard* directory to untar alsa source.
 
Old 02-27-2005, 12:20 PM   #388
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SORRY, I wanted to put my post on another thread --- PLEASE IGNORE!

gargamel

Last edited by gargamel; 02-27-2005 at 12:22 PM.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 07:53 AM   #389
suraka
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hi guys.. im new to the forum, but i have been using slackware for a long time so i look forward to participating in the community

id just like to bring to everyone's attention my slackware 10.1 setup guide. basically i like to try setting up everything cool in slackware, and then document how to do it in quick and simple steps i can refer to later. so unfortunately its not proper full-length documentation, but if you ever had problems setting something small up and couldnt be bothered reading an 18 page HOWTO, this may be what you're looking for.

http://www.partydome.us/index.php?slackware

let me know how you guys find it
 
Old 03-13-2005, 09:57 AM   #390
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Hi, suraka. Few words about your site...
Network section
1)You have some text out of the table... at least in my Opera7.54
X Windows section
1) Well, I hold now my lovely book "Red Hat Linux 7" by C. Negus and read that Linux GUI is called "X Window".
2)I think one of the reasons why people prefer Slackware is "id:3:initdefault:"
Sound section
1)no info about topical sound problem with intel_sound_on_board
2)no info about duplex sound
~~~
The page with the meaning of life cannot be loaded. Will I die before I know life's meaning?
May be the meaning of life is LOVE... I hope so... just a note.
Well... soon I'll be installing my Lexmark Z602 printer... may be your guide will help me. And you've provided VERY POOR information in your guide, so it's rather for advanced Linux users than for newbies.
What can I say... my site is much worser And don't forget to have a look at shilo's site.
C U

PS: my favourite games: Gothic I and II, Morrowind, Half-Life 1 and 2.
 
  


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