Go Back   nV News Forums > Linux Support Forums > General Linux

Newegg Daily Deals

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 03-18-07, 12:18 AM   #13
Redeemed
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 17,982
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by [eNv]-LORD-eX-Bu
there is a program called Envy or something like that that will install graphics drivers for you automatically. If you look in the repositories you can find most things there are have it install it for you.
I'm honestly a n00b at Linux- where's the repository? Do you mean the directory? If so, the directory for Envy or some other directory?
Redeemed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 05:19 AM   #14
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Open synaptic, top menu bar settings>repositories. Check universe community maintained. reload. Search for whatever you need.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 05:52 AM   #15
Redeemed
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 17,982
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1
Open synaptic, top menu bar settings>repositories. Check universe community maintained. reload. Search for whatever you need.
Does that require an internet connection? If so I might be out of luck as I still can't seem to find any drivers for my Belkin wireless card.
Redeemed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 06:36 AM   #16
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by Redeemed
Does that require an internet connection? If so I might be out of luck as I still can't seem to find any drivers for my Belkin wireless card.
Yes it does bro.

Just found this, you may be in luck. Not crazy about the page title, but it looks like good info.
http://czarism.com/easy-peasy-wirele...u-debian-linux

Where's evilghost when ya need him?
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 06:57 AM   #17
Redeemed
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 17,982
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by grey_1
Yes it does bro.

Just found this, you may be in luck. Not crazy about the page title, but it looks like good info.
http://czarism.com/easy-peasy-wirele...u-debian-linux

Where's evilghost when ya need him?
I've been wondering that myself. Maybe some PM'ing is in order? lol

Anyhow, thanks for that link, looks pretty useful. I'm still hoping to not have to use the command prompt for installations. But if necessary then I'll do so.

I'll try PM'ing evil ghost to see what info he can give me.

Thanks Grey!
Redeemed is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 07:21 AM   #18
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

YW Bro. I know you can set synaptic to use your cd as a source and the ndiswrapper is on the cd. I just have 0 experience configuring the whole thing.

You'll get it, your the persistent type.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 02:34 PM   #19
LORD-eX-Bu
Horus the pointy master
 
LORD-eX-Bu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 4,609
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

as long as you have build-essentials and the whole kernel thing installed installing from the prompt shouldn't be very difficult should it?
__________________
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=171&dateline=12152329  84
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!
LORD-eX-Bu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 02:40 PM   #20
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by [eNv]-LORD-eX-Bu
as long as you have build-essentials and the whole kernel thing installed installing from the prompt shouldn't be very difficult should it?
I wouldn't imagine, ..there's plenty of how tos out there for it.

Edit: How you enjoying yours btw? I noticed it made it right to your sig, must be good eh?
  Reply With Quote

Old 03-18-07, 03:11 PM   #21
LORD-eX-Bu
Horus the pointy master
 
LORD-eX-Bu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 4,609
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

definately a keeper
__________________
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=171&dateline=12152329  84
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!
LORD-eX-Bu is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 03:50 PM   #22
grey_1
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Quote:
Originally Posted by [eNv]-LORD-eX-Bu
definately a keeper
Whole heartedly agree.
  Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 05:58 PM   #23
evilghost
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 3,606
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

Sorry I've just now encountered this thread. PM me if you're stuck and I'm more than happy to help you out.

[eNv]-LORD-eX-Bu what do you think so far? Reading this thread it seems you've been acclimated to Ubuntu/Linux very quickly; I love the Ubuntu forums/Ubuntu guide. That's the one thing I really think Ubuntu has versus some of the other distrubutions; it's very well documented.

grey_1, good advice, thanks for picking up my slack :P
evilghost is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-18-07, 06:23 PM   #24
LORD-eX-Bu
Horus the pointy master
 
LORD-eX-Bu's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Posts: 4,609
Default Re: First time Linux user... drivers?

I'm still working my way around it but I like it alot. I've always wanted to use Linux but I thought it'd be too hard, glad I was wrong
__________________
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/image.php?type=sigpic&userid=171&dateline=12152329  84
ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ!
LORD-eX-Bu is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Fedora KDE 16 Geforce GTX260 and slow gtk applications Rendering NVIDIA Linux 10 07-11-13 07:02 AM
nVidia Linux drivers with Linux on Mac, help? Thetargos NVIDIA Linux 0 05-13-12 12:52 PM
EA gains Linux Attention. Better Quality Drivers Please! Ruinairas NVIDIA Linux 4 05-09-12 01:12 PM
Radeon 9700 not all that? sancheuz Other Desktop Graphics Cards 200 10-12-02 09:31 PM
Mandrake 8.2 first time user... mcortz_2000 NVIDIA Linux 3 09-26-02 01:51 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:16 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.7.1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 1998 - 2014, nV News.