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- Member Since: December 31, 2003
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There is no DirectX for linux, although there are some emulators. DirectX is a microsoft API, linux uses openGL. Also, download and use beryl for your windows manager. It looks better than vista aero+osx+winFX. It makes me want linux, except I have a DELLprinter (got it for free), and DELL would never release drivers for my printer for linux (much less windows vista or XP x64)
- Member Since: July 20, 2004
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ok, so I downloaded the ATI drivers, how to I install them? I don't get it. It is a binary file, and when I open it, it gives me a message saying it won't open, and tells me to makes sure it isn't a binary file :S What do I do ?? :'(Mikka_kippa
There should be a readme file. You'll probabley have to install the driver from the command line.
- Member Since: April 22, 2006
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My first problem is my keyboard. It's not that every keyboard doesn't work, it just seems to be that the ones that aren't connected through USB aren't working. Right now I am using a really old crappy one, but it is USB, so it is working fine. They keyboard I want to use works with XP and when I'm in the actual computer choosing which OS to run. I just wanted to know what I should do.Mikka_kippaFirst off, I want to say that if using the command line scares you, you should reconsider using Linux. Because there are just some things you have to do via the CLI in Linux whether you like it or not. I don't know about ATi's drivers as I have an nVidia card on my Linux box, but I've always installed it via command line, with no GUI present at all... in run level 3 to be precise. You want to change run level from 4 to 3.. the only way I know of doing is opening /etc/inittab in a text editor and after you're done... changing the 3 back to a 4.. simple. Of course, after you're done you want to change it back :) Anyway, your keyboard problem is probably because you haven't set the right option in the xorg.conf... at least I'm guessing. I'd need to know what kernel you are using? Do 'uname -r' and that will tell you the kernel version.
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