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im trying to install the dirvers and such for my mb and gpu. however when i put the disks in it just comes up with some folders. i click on something and tell it to run but it doesnt. im using linux by the way.

 

how am i supposed to install the drivers?

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Go to to the video cards manufacture website and make sure you have a Linux distro version, and be sure to check that if you are using a 32bit version of Linux that the drivers are 32bit, not 64bit and vice versa.

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i very much assume.

 

i choose 64bit AMD and Intel computers for the standard of computer i have when choosing the ubuntu. i cant see if i have a 64bit cpu but i assume-

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What mobo and vid card are you trying to install drivers for?

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ASrock alive-nf5 ESATA2 mobo.

 

256mb 8400GS, i forgot the name of the manufacturer but i believe it starts with "M"

 

brought the graphics card off of ebay overclocked and new.

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hi guys, heres a more detailed explanation of whats happening. i put the mb or graphics card disk in. a screen comes up showing all the files and folders on that disk. by double clicking on the icon that auto runs i, nothing happens. when i right click and "open with different application" i press auto run and then it says

 

"Error autrunning software

 

cannot find the auto run program"

 

hopfully this will help for those of you that are trying to answer my question.

 

thanks guys.

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hi guys, heres a more detailed explanation of whats happening. i put the mb or graphics card disk in. a screen comes up showing all the files and folders on that disk. by double clicking on the icon that auto runs i, nothing happens. when i right click and "open with different application" i press auto run and then it says

 

"Error autrunning software

 

cannot find the auto run program"

 

hopfully this will help for those of you that are trying to answer my question.

 

thanks guys.

 

See your other thread...you can't use the manufacturers install disks as they are written for windows...you do everything through online repositories.

 

Linux != Windows (FYI: != means 'not equal')

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See your other thread...you can't use the manufacturers install disks as they are written for windows...you do everything through online repositories.

 

Linux != Windows (FYI: != means 'not equal')

 

thanks crazy nate il check into getting linux workable drivers through some of the sites. but what does this mean? you know im still new to computers, ive only taken an interest into it just months ago. whats wrong with asking for help all the time?-i ask so many questions because i want to know and learn more.

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thanks crazy nate il check into getting linux workable drivers through some of the sites. but what does this mean? you know im still new to computers, ive only taken an interest into it just months ago. whats wrong with asking for help all the time?-i ask so many questions because i want to know and learn more.

 

Ah, yes. Let me put it this way...Windows will hold your hand through the install process, Linux won't. You'll have to figure out how to install things yourself (which is not as straight forward...). Often, it requires the use of the console with text commands (as you can see by the link I gave you).

 

What I'm getting at is more along the lines of these questions you ask, you can find the answers to. The internet is a vast source of information, chances are, there is another person who has asked the question before or who has been in your situation. Search engines allow you to find these. Forums are more sources of help if you get stuck or cannot find the specific information for your case. If you are coming to a forum looking for everything handed to you on a golden platter, you are going to be disappointed. If you come to a forum and expect an immediate response for a less popular topic, you are also going to be disappointed.

 

Many of us do not have the time or expertise to explain some of these in great detail...however, chances are, there is someone on the internet who has. Look, and you might be surprised to see what you can find.

 

The best I can do, is help you help yourself.

 

:google: They don't give use emoticons like these for nothing ;)

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ok, thanks crazy nate. il give my hand a try at the good old google search. ive recently tried putting the nvidia linux driver on my usb, putting it on my linux system yet it still refuses to work. infact i open it with auto run, it comes up with the loading symbol and then just stops loading-nothing happens. im considering just getting xp. I was hoping the linux route would be free and easy. I was definently wrong. how do i take it off my harddrive?

 

thanks again nate :D I truly have enjoyed putting this computer together, even when i thought i broke it a number of times as you know, however when it comes to the software side of things i nearly always want to cry.

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I've had the most success with doing nvidia's drivers from their repository...but that was with a different distribution (openSuSE 10.x).

 

If you feel like doing Windows (which might be more familiar territory for you), you can delete the partitions you created with linux, as part of the XP install process.

 

However, if you wish to put in the time to figure out how to make Linux work, it is often rewarding. Just be forwarned that it may take time, and often some frustration...but can be worth it. I use opensuse 10.2 on my laptop for just internet, music and word processing.

 

I've only played with ubuntu from a live cd standpoint, other people may be better resources for installing stuff...

 

I've liked how suse works with their installers / setup programs (YaST). They also have good wiki articles and lots of documentation.

 

Lots of people have different preferences...it's up to you to find one that works for you and is easy to use. :)

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ok, im going to try and look around for some stuff on linux however, windows might be the oo choice. ive looked on ASrock for compatible drivers but i cant find any that say their fit for linux. i could possibly give opensuse 10.2 a try.

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