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just iam going to need some help on it couse i dont know nothing right now but its very easy to use so far and was just wondering if you can download drivers for redhat and use them on mandrake i now if this was a windows os it would be obviouse but couse iam new i must ask and as far as all the .exe file i have do i just dual boot

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ok, well if possible just get the driver source (code), and compile it on your machine, you should pick up compiling really fast, as it is one of the simplest procedures there are.

simple cd to the source directory of what you want to install and do

./configure

make

make install

the drivers might work, altho if it says they're for another distro they are optimized for that distro and might very well not work on yours. usually there are no pre-compiled binaries for mandrake so your best bet is source.

edit -> also if you wanna keep your options open, don't delete the sources after you install something (altho you very well could), if you ever feel like uninstalling anything you compiled and installed from sources cd into the source directory and do a "make uninstall" it should clear every file of that program

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drivers work a little different in Linux. Usually they are distributed as source with the kernel and most people choose to build them as modules (i like a monolithic kernel). What are the drivers you are trying to use?

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also when you install a new module, make sure to corectly set up your /etc/modules.conf file, or they won't load.

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well i have a dell latitude cpx-h so every up to date driver everything workd but i was getting error msg's for my sound like sound server error's

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Sound server warning message:

Can't set real-time scheduling priority.

You need to run artswrapper as root or

setuid root. This means that you will

likely not be able to produce acceptable

sound (i.e. without clicks and breaks).

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problem one is that i dont know how to unlock the root

and is thair a file i can read to help config my drivers

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root is a user name..wait is this knoppix or mandrake or what i got all confuzzled. :blink: if its knoppix go to the kde menu and look around forsomething called root shell

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its mandrake and iam reading a file but the file i see nothing and i dont understand were to get the prog i need if you can explain in baby steps/give txt file :cry:

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ok....well when you login you should login with the username root. does this help? sorry i might not be understaniding what exactly you need help with

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no never login as root, login as a normal user and use the su command instead

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running under root is ok

i've been running under root for like ever

and think about this: whenever you run windows you're root

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and think about this: whenever you run windows you're root

Blashphemy! ;)

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well, its kinda true...i mean you have root permission for everything, although it wont let you delete windows....

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ok ill try to get in root as far as the rest iam not sure but i did dual boot today man is it picky(windows)always wonts to be first and i also took out my 10gig drive and put it in my jutbox recorder and stoll its 20gig drive i never new when you password the hard drive it all in the master boot record anyhoo what to do after i get in root :mumble: n00bie :nono:

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ok i think i foundhow to open artswrapper now what do i put in the field box

iam so cornfused

:wacko:

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