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PostSubject: Linux for dummies   Sun Dec 14, 2008 5:35 am

Hello helpful people Smile

I installed Linux release Mandriva right now and i already crushed my old windows partition.
Good start? It comes even better Wink

How do i install a driver for my soundcars X-Fi Extreme Music made by creative?
I don't even find a driver on the net

Waiting for your fast help....have no nexuiz anymore btw. -.-

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:40 am

Your driver sir!

http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10792/0x0343D29A/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz

Wink

I don't have any 1st hand experience with it tho. Sad

Your distribution may provide their own package for this & any decent distro should at least have some community support...

Should go something like:

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wget http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10792/0x0343D29A/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz
tar -xf XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz
cd XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
make
su
make install
modprobe ctxfi

You may want that modprobe line in rc.local or something...

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:22 am

Sorry for doing you so much work.

But Mandriva also kicked me after 3-5 restarts and told me couldn't load the Plasma-thing....is think it means the graphic -.-

Kicked it and have a fresh win xp installation now.


And i don't think Linux is good for me. When i see this:

wget http://ccftp.creative.com/manualdn/Drivers/AVP/10792/0x0343D29A/XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz
tar -xf XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00.tar.gz
cd XFiDrv_Linux_Public_US_1.00
make
su
make install
modprobe ctxfi


just for installing a damn driver for my soundcard the fun for me is over.

On Windows i have sound and erveything else...hopefully i have enough time today to get nexuiz running again Wink

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:32 am

No worries mate. Wink

You've done the right thing for now. Sounds as though Mandriva wasn't exactly providing the smoothest transition... Evil or Very Mad

You were slightly unlucky with that driver tho, it's a very new release for Linux, you'd probably find it conveniently packaged in many distro's next year. In that case it'd be even easier than Windows. Razz

Anyhoo, get Nex back on, that's the most important part of any OS. Twisted Evil

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:33 pm

ahmmm Growl?
Your post reminded me fatally at this article Smile
(english version: here)
Linux is not that kind of Operatingsystem as windows. It could be wonderful. But only if the users wants it.
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Dec 16, 2008 9:56 pm

Haha

Quote :
Then why on Earth did you buy a box of Lego??
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Mar 03, 2009 7:32 am

I moved to ubuntu, got addicted to nexuiz and because of that moved back to windows Very Happy

Just can't get nexuiz to run well on Ubuntu :/ It feels laggy + stops responding after some time...
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Mar 03, 2009 10:31 am

I moved 3 years ago from Windows to Linux
Since this - I become a Linux-Addict. Very Happy
Than a friend showed me Nexuiz one year ago.
Since this - I become a Nexiuz-Addict. Twisted Evil

I think Linux works fine for everything I'll do on my computer.
Don't miss Windows anyway .....

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Tue Mar 03, 2009 11:04 am

*nix-nex addict here too. Very Happy

Also made the switch around 3 yrs ago. Distro hopped like mad for a year & settled on Arch Linux (x86_64). Cool

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Wed Jun 24, 2009 2:35 am

Yo guys,

I need your help again!
I gave Ubuntu another try and this time I got sound and stuff Very Happy
Yea...i guess i improved a bit...from 0 to 0,1 Razz

But sadly my System is pretty slow now...I use an ATI-Card HD4850 and I think it's not really supported by Linux(or Linux not by ATI Wink )

Any Chances to improve my speed?

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Wed Jun 24, 2009 3:09 am

as far as i know, ati cards do not support linux... i couldnt use any linux distro other than damnsmalllinux with my old ATI pc cause it wouldnt even let linux boot up!!! i think you're lucky to even be able to get o the desktop with ati.
i stick by nvidia, and i'm happy:D

for nexuiz, i use a dual boot: on my internal hard drive i have windows vista (my laptop HDD)
on an external i have ubuntu. i use it more than vista now:P ... plus, i can use the external HDD to boot MY ubuntu on any computer anywhere (as long as it isnt ati Razz)

p.s. i didnt know there was a driver for that soundcard at all. well done lost
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:16 am

hi little dummie Marc ..... Cool

do u tried this: http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Grafikkarten/ATI or ... http://wiki.ubuntuusers.de/Grafikkarten/ATI/fglrx

evil_mercenary wrote:
as far as i know, ati cards do not support linux...

Sry to day that: Bull Shit Suspect

Never had problems with Linux and ATI or Nvidia - and I'm a clueless noob ...... but I can read Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Wed Jun 24, 2009 5:47 am

There is an automated script for installing those drivers...
http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html
Just download EnvyNG on that site, install and run it.
Should be halfways self-explanatory. (At least I hope that Smile )
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Wed Jun 24, 2009 9:52 am

Hi.....Growl....you need mdv 2009.1 but better is for this time fedora 11....new kernel 2.6.30 have suport x-fi,i use now fedora and i dont hava any problems Smile GOOD LUCK Very Happy Cool
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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:21 am

I have graphic, sound and some parts of my mouse running by now.

Now i want to play Nexuiz, BUT i don't know where to place my config.cfg?

This time it's an easy problem =)

Hopefully i get my Logitech G5 working in the way i am used to it...any ideas here?


BTW : I really enjoy ubuntu now =) I think I stick to linux...it's fast and stable Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 4:34 am

Your config is under ~/.nexuiz/data/

If you want to change it graphically you'll need to 'view hidden files' in whatever file manager you're using. ~ == home btw.

Ubuntu is a nice distro, hope you continue to enjoy it.

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:06 am

Thanks mate, my config is working fine =)

But some new problems now...it seems to be a never ending story

1) Nexuiz isn't downloading any new maps...every non-standard map appears black to me

2) No special keys are recognized...e.g. ö ä ü ^ ` etc

I think those are the problems i faced till now

Still looking for a better mouse driver, which gives me full control over my g5

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:47 am

No worries m8.

Regards the map downloads, ensure you have curl installed. I don't know about Ubuntu but it's not part of a default Arch install.

I don't have fancy keys or mice so idk about those, I'd assume you'd need to have a look @ xorg.conf tho...

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 5:53 am

Works Smile


Now I only have the problem of an english-key-layout in nexuiz....I need the german layout pls Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Linux for dummies   Thu Jun 25, 2009 6:30 am

System -> Einstellungen -> Tastatur -> Deutsch ausgewählen .....

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