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Discussion in 'Tech Talk' started by 1stGenCRXer, Sep 22, 2004.

  1. 1stGenCRXer

    1stGenCRXer

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    I just installed Fedora Core 2 on my laptop about a week ago.

    This isn't the first time the ol' compaq has had Linux on it, but it is the first time I've bothered to try and get all my multimedia functions working.

    I downloaded and started installing xine, to be able to play videos and DVDs, [ogle didn't work properly in the past for playing DVDs]. The problem is that even though the install probed and found my Trident Cyberblade video card, it didn't load the 3d driver for it. So the xine install stumbled and I have to correct before I can get it set up.

    The problem is that I haven't had a chance to look for a suitable driver yet, which is where you guys come in.

    System info:
    Compaq Presario 1600 XL-145 P3 650
    192Mb Ram, 6gig HD, Trident Cyberblade (4Mb video card, generic LCD display

    TIA
     
  2. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    http://members.driverguide.com/driver/detail.php?driverid=832
    Model
    Blade 3D
    Manufacturer
    Trident Microsystems
    Device Type
    Video Adapters
    Operating Systems
    Linux, Other Unix


    Software support for CyberBlade i7 is complete with certified drivers for Windows® Me, Windows® 98, Windows® 2000, OpenGL and Linux.


    6 Trident Blade 3D Driver For Linux
    Trident Blade 3D Public Release Driver For Linux Download http://www.opendrivers.com/freedownload/2682/Trident-Blade-3D-Driver-For.html

    __________________________________________________

    Then there is always trident's own pages that have drivers for Linux on them ;f

    DanH
     

  3. tous

    tous GET A ROPE!

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    1stGen (may I call you 1stGen?) :)

    I have Fedora on several machines. It runs well on near-obsolete computers. Mine are AMD-K6 500 class.

    You have just joined the core update of the week club.;f

    Do not use Redhat Updater. I'd like to say it doesn't work well, but so far it hasn't worked well enough to even say it doesn't work well.:( :(

    Use yum .. and note that Fedora's servers can be rather slow at times.

    Fedora has a few IRC channels for support and you might inquire there, but every time I've been there they seem more like exclusive clubs that I'm not good enough to join. ;P
     
  4. HerrGlock

    HerrGlock Scouts Out CLM

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    Check the line breaks in here. The forum software likes to put odd line breaks whereever it feels right. Each URLs, obviously, should be on one line.

    /etc/yum.conf
    [main]
    cachedir=/var/cache/yum
    debuglevel=2
    logfile=/var/log/yum.log
    pkgpolicy=newest
    distroverpkg=fedora-release
    tolerant=1
    exactarch=0
    # Added this because some mirrors
    # go down and then retying takes forever.
    retries=1

    ##################
    ## Basic Fedora ##
    ##################

    [base]
    name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Base
    baseurl=http://mirror.hiwaay.net/redhat/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
    http://download.fedora.redhat.com/pub/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os/
    http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
    http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/fedora/linux/core/$releasever/$basearch/os
    http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.os
    gpgcheck=1

    [updates-released]
    name=Fedora Core $releasever - $basearch - Released Updates
    baseurl=http://ftp.ens.utulsa.edu/pub/linux/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
    http://rpmfind.net/linux/fedora/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
    http://mirror.clarkson.edu/pub/distributions/fedora/linux/core/updates/$releasever/$basearch
    http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.updates
    http://fedora.redhat.com/updates/released/fedora-core-$releasever
    #gpgcheck=1

    ###################
    ## Fedora Extras ##
    ###################

    [fedora-stable]
    name=Fedora.us Extras (Stable)
    baseurl=http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
    http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
    http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
    http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
    http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.stable
    #gpgcheck=1

    [fedora-unstable]
    name=Fedora.us Extras (Unstable)
    baseurl=http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
    http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
    http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
    http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.unstable
    #gpgcheck=1

    [fedora-testing]
    name=Fedora.us Extras (Testing)
    baseurl=http://download.fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
    http://fedora.quicknet.nl/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
    http://fedora.mirror.sdv.fr/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
    http://mirrors.kernel.org/fedora.us/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
    http://mirrors.usc.edu/pub/linux/fedora/fedora/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/RPMS.testing
    #gpgcheck=1

    ###############
    ## Livna.org ##
    ###############

    [livna-stable]
    name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (stable)
    baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable
    http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/stable
    #gpgcheck=1

    [livna-unstable]
    name=Livna.org - Fedora Compatible Packages (unstable)
    baseurl=http://rpm.livna.org/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable
    http://livna.cat.pdx.edu/fedora/$releasever/$basearch/yum/unstable
    #gpgcheck=1

    ############################
    ## Alternate Repositories ##
    ############################


    #[freshrpms]
    #name=FreshRPMs
    #baseurl=http://ayo.freshrpms.net/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms/
    # http://ftp.us2.freshrpms.net/linux/freshrpms/ayo/fedora/linux/$releasever/$basearch/freshrpms/
    ##gpgcheck=1

    [dag]
    name=Dag APT Repository
    baseurl=http://dag.freshrpms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
    http://dag.atrpms.net/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag/
    http://ftp.heanet.ie/pub/freshrpms/pub/dag/fedora/$releasever/en/$basearch/dag
    #gpgcheck=1

    ###################
    ## Miscellaneous ##
    ###################

    [macromedia.mplug.org]
    name=macromedia.mplug.org - Flash Plugin
    baseurl=http://macromedia.mplug.org/apt/fedora/$releasever
    http://sluglug.ucsc.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
    http://ruslug.rutgers.edu/macromedia/apt/fedora/$releasever
    http://macromedia.rediris.es/apt/fedora/$releasever
    #gpgcheck=1
     
  5. 1stGenCRXer

    1stGenCRXer

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    Yeah, you can call me 1stGen.

    I haven't gotten the redhat updater to connect. At all.

    Also, 3 years or so ago when I first put linux on this laptop, trident had no support for linux on it's site, so I never bothered to go back, I'll check it out tonight when I get off work.

    I originally was going to put SuSE 9.2 pro on it, but even the installer didn't seem to run very smoothly, so I aborted it and gave Fedora a shot, even though it took all night to install. ;P It also took forever to boot up the first few times, but it seems to be getting faster about it, dunno why...

    This isn't the last you've seen of me in here ;)
     
  6. David_G17

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    I didn't think that up2date was even supported in FC1 or FC2.
    As suggested, try installing and using YUM. :)
     
  8. HerrGlock

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    riggin, friggin...

    I had parse checked! arrrrggg. I tried to edit it to see if I could clean it but I cannot and it screwed them up worse. Sorry about that.

    I'll post my yum.conf tomorrow. It's a whole lot faster than the default one and you can get other software with it (opera) with yum -y install command.

    Grrr.
    DanH
     
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    My family is big into Fedora Core. We have Core 2 on an entire computer lab at the church!

    Definitely, the way to go is to run "yum upgrade". It works well.

    Has anybody played with release three yet? Sounds like fun.
     
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    Washington D.C.

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    I just downloaded Fedora Core 3 test 2.Lots of software but I haven't found anything to beat Kanotix 8 yet.
     
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    metallic

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    Install mplayer. You'll never find a better video player.
     
  13. 1stGenCRXer

    1stGenCRXer

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    Alright, I usually do more coding than packet installing in linux.

    I downloaded the 3d driver, but I'm having an issue. Namely, I can't remember what to do with a .gz file.

    Help is appreciated.
     
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    If its just a .gz file then gzip -d file.gz. If its a tar.gz file then tar -zxvf file.tar.gz