Suse 10.0, Mandriva 2006 free, Ubuntu 5.1

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  1. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    I'm downloading all three hopefully to run linux on my limping pc.

    I'm wondering, how does one go about unlocking pipelines on a say 6800xt under linux?
     
  2. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    scratch suse, i'm not burning 5 cd's for a distro.
     
  3. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    posting on ubuntu, wondering how to get 4.1 sound working?

    also, how to install nvidia drivers? Someone hold my hand! I don't have much of an idea what to do in shell.
    I did connect to my windows file server and am crankin some tunes, baby steps

    mandriva 2006 will not get to install, sata drivers aren't letting me get to partitioning

    going to 2005 LE in a little while
     
  4. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    Shame your skipping SuSE! :rolleyes:

    It's a piece of cake to install the nVidia drivers. All you do is open up YaST, click on Online Update and you will see them in the list. You simply tick them, and they download and install automatically!
     
  5. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    that's awesome!

    i went to nvidia and downloaded everything manually then got lost hehe.
    alright alright i've been hearing a lot of good things about suse so i'll do a mandriva 2005 le/suse 10 dual boot. just gotta buy some more blanks tomorrow. i didn't like ubuntu.
     
  6. Addis

    Addis The King

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    The nVidia driver needs you to have your kernel source installed so that it can compile the driver module, use the packaging tool with the distro to install 'kernel-source' package.

    Then you need to boot from failsafe, without X running and run the installer with ./NVIDIA........yadda
    The installer should work, you also have to make sure you're running at runlevel 3, use 'telinit 3' to change run levels if you need to.

    Should compile the driver itself and then you just need to startx or reboot normally and the nVidia logo should appear when X starts. You should then have hardware acceleration.
     
  7. megamaced

    megamaced Geek Geek Geek!

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    [ot]Never tried it, but it uses GNOME and that puts me off[/ot]
     
  8. Wouter

    Wouter Big Geek

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    *cough* http://www.kubuntu.org/ *cough*
     
  9. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    [ot]that's why i didn't like it! KDE <3[/ot]
     
  10. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Every time I've setup Ubuntu, I've done it with Xfce. If the system is good enough to run KDE or Gnome in the first place, I'd just recommend Mandriva.
     
  11. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    I tried downloading the mandriva 2005 le dvd 6 different times on different mirrors and i couldn't complete downloads to various problems on my mum's laptop (i don't have a stable burner) and it just won't work. I've given up on it and installed suse, got the nvidia drivers installed, i'm working on wine right now. installed with yast, but where do i go from there?
     
  12. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    I don't understand, what are you trying to do?
     
  13. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    trying to get steam installed through wine, but after wine installed don't know much of what to do
     
  14. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Code:
    wine /path/to/executable/program.exe
    ...but Cedega is way better for games.
     
  15. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    i plan on cedega sometime next week i'll have a little bit of money, totally broke right now. all i really want to play right now is hl1 mods


    i attached what i get in console after i enter wine /home/nick/SteamInstall.exe
     

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  16. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Just download Cedega anyway. It has a 30 day free trial now.

    As for your error, it says you have no 3D accelleration, so apparently you don't have the drivers setup after all. Could you run the following command and post the results?
    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render
     
  17. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    supposedly latest nvidia drivers were installed during initial installation...

    [email protected]:~> glxinfo | grep rendering
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
    Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
     
  18. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Well, they're not. I'm not a fan of Suse, so don't get me started; I'll only say it is less polished than it appears. :) Anyway, please post your /etc/X11/xorg.conf and I'll diagnose it for you.
     
  19. ninja fetus

    ninja fetus I'm a thugged out gangsta

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    currrsesssss, thanks for all the help everyone
     

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  20. Anti-Trend

    Anti-Trend Nonconformist Geek Staff Member

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    Yeah, the driver it's using is wrong. It should look something like this in the Device section:

    Code:
    Section "Device"
      BoardName    "6800 XT"
      BusID        "2:0:0"
      Driver       "nvidia"
      Identifier   "Device[0]"
      VendorName   "NVidia"
    EndSection
     

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