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IoDd64

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ok so i get linux to run fine...

 

Now how do i go about installing my hardware drivers.. i.e mobo, vid card, dvd, and the powerDVD that came...

 

i dont no how, cuz the AUTORUN.exe isnt compatible with mandrake... someone help please

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Windows drivers don't work in Linux. Motherboard support is usually generic in Linux. All it cares about is what your BIOS supports and what hardware is plugged into the motherboard. Generally any VIA chipset is supported, nForce/2/3 support requires a download from nVidia, and if you want 3D to work, you need to get the drivers that apply to your XFree86 version.

 

I see that this is going to require a nice big tutorial :P

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To pick up where OC/FxXP started...

 

Give Us Some More Informaton

 

What Mobo are you wanting to install the drivers for? Generally the only motherboard that you have to install drivers for are the nForce2/3 Motherboards.

 

Video Card drivers? ATI or nVidia?

 

ATI - http://ati.com/support/driver.html

nVidia - http://nvidia.com/content/drivers/drivers.asp

 

PowerDVD is a windows program. Don't expect it to run under Linux. - While it may be possible, don't get your hopes up. Instead try using one of the DVD players that are availavle for Linux (free).

 

And to expand on the popular "google it" reply, try to "google for linux" http://www.google.com/linux

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ATI 9600XT 256.. it has the catalyst drivers.. its a saphhire card.

 

and the mobo is a DFI NFII-AL 400 nforce 2 chipset.

 

i still need to network the comps... thats gonna be kinda hard, since im getting linsys and i have linux.. my cousin will give me xp pro tomorrow.. so bye bye linux (no offense.) and im gonna try and go Wireless :P

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:O Quitting is for quitters...

 

Networking is easier with Linux lol, involves alot less bs then my windowsXP pro did, and i got wireless....

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IoDd64- i dont know if your the same guy i linked to get the mandrake iso's, first off linux is not going to run any .exe files , linux in its self is a whole other o/s lets start with drivers

nvidia chip sets http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_nforce_1.0-0261

download the source rpm file

you will need to recompile the kernal for built on nvidia nic if your board has one for it to work,

ati drivers http://ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeo....x=7&submit.y=7

check what ver of xfree you are using and download the right driver

to check what ver you are using its in the folder usr/vrs/docs/xfree cfg

for watching dvd use xine thats built in to mandrake o/s..http://xinehq.de/

trust me its gets easier and its about 200 times faster then windows/ but you wont be playing many games under linux because most are windows format -- other then unreal tour..

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