> I have an 8500LE ATI VC.
> I have Suse 8.1. It shows an 8500LE driver. But when I click to install it.
> It just brings up the regular 8500 driver. It wont take this driver. Why
> wont it take the driver I select?
> I downloaded a new driver from ATI's website. It has an rpm extension. I
> boot linux and click to intall the driver and it seems like it installs but
> where the hell does it go.
I dont know where to look.
I don't use Suse now so cannot remember what it uses to install rpms.
When you say you click on the driver to install it I guess you mean from
Konqueror. If you have not logged on as root user then I expect the install
failed. On my Mandrake 9.0 system I run Kpackage ( logged on as root)
It has to be told where to find the packages you intend to install but you can
tell it to look in several places Settings/configure Kpackage/ then pick from
the options and follow the instructions you see. Make sure you apply the new
settings and then press F5 to update the list shown.
Click on the one you want to install and then do as it says.
I used yast to
> configure the card but the new driver isnt there, it isnt in the list.
> There is no (have disk) option to pull it from somewhere else. Which is
> totally stupid.
> Any answers for a frustrated Linux newbie.
Did you install windows yourself the first time you used it?
I expect it came pre-installed on your PC.
If not then perhaps you had problems eg When you wanted to know
where to look for the interrupts your cards used when someone
told you that conflicts might be causing windows to crash.
If you were lucky enough not to get problems then maybe you
still don't know such things.
With Linux now you don't always need to know this but if you
start to learn such things you will be learning about computers
not just how to use a windows program. So stick at it unless
you just want to use applications in which case you would have
a lot less stress if you got someone to set it up for you.
Noose & Head?
Lambs & Slaughter?
Lemmings & Cliff?
Oh, silly me, could it be Microsoft Software users?:<)
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