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Orion-prime
07-17-2003, 05:52 AM
couple o questions......First Does SuSe linux 8.2 personal edition, Which by the way I love already, support my radeon 9200 series card?

and could anyone give me some sites I can vistit to learn on my own about the rest.:group: :confused:

ne0z
07-18-2003, 04:13 AM
SuSe 8.2 comes with Xfree86 4.3 as the x server. This does support your graphics card. To get the card working like it should, you will have to load the video driver and module for your card. I did a quick search on ATI.COM and they have a driver for your card. after the driver and module are loaded you will have to edit XFree86Config to load the driver. Find driver= in that file and add driver=nameofdriver. Hope this helps

Orion-prime
07-18-2003, 06:45 AM
Wowz!:eek: Sounds hard, but should be easy...after I can figure out my root password.....no I'm not joking. guess I'll have to reinstall. Then I shall go downloadeth the driver mucho thanks my friend. But, then, that would be the zen riddle. you see I'm not sure how I would do that exactly:confused: Do I use linux to download or windows as I am still reading on how to set up my modem for linux's use.

I've only had linux for a week so pardon this conundrum.

DigitalDD
07-18-2003, 09:23 PM
easiest thing to do would be to D/l in linux but if you can't access the internet with you linux box yet. I would download the driver via windows and burn it on a CDRW then put the CDRW in your linux box and SuSe should auto mount the CD. explore the CD and copy the executable to a directory on your hard drive. then you usually have to boot to a command prompt [you do that by typing linux single at the boot: prompt]. login as root and navigate to the directory where the driver is and type something like: sh driverfilename

then you edit the Xfree86Config file. I'm sure ATI has a detailed readme file on there website. I know Nvidia does on theirs.:)

asklepios
07-20-2003, 04:41 AM
easiest thing to do would be to D/l in linux but if you can't access the internet with you linux box yet. I would download the driver via windows and burn it on a CDRW

why can't he access it straight from the Hard Disk? :?

kane2g
07-20-2003, 10:11 AM
why can't he access it straight from the Hard Disk? :?
well like DigitalDD said, it would be easiest to get it through Linux, but if he doesnt have Internet setup, he probably doesnt have a network setup. So thats where CDR comes in. :thumb:
Right Digital? or did I skip something?

asklepios
07-21-2003, 04:09 AM
oh dumb me...: omg:
i thought he might be having a dual boot but then doesn't seem to be the case here.

DigitalDD
07-21-2003, 11:40 PM
there are no dumb questions. if you ask something obviously its for a reason right?

I wasn't very clear in my messge anyway. I was trying to keep it fairly short..

i hope everything worked out for Orion-prime

asklepios
07-22-2003, 02:51 AM
actually i felt that there will be very few users who would have linux as the only OS on their PC's (i m not talking about you Bern) and when it comes to a newbie, i guess its next to impossible. so i just gave my view that he can just mount the drive and have it straight from there but when i read that there is no mention of dual boot, i felt a bit dumb struck :p