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by JJ / March 16, 2005 10:15 AM PST

Where is a good place to get LINUX drivers?

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I use the latest distro and that works for me.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 10:26 AM PST
In reply to: Drivers.

In my case, I'm up to Suse 9.2

In your case, you didn't share what distro or what driver you needed.


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by JJ / March 16, 2005 8:39 PM PST

I have Suse 9.1

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For me, Suse 9.2 had that last item I needed.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 16, 2005 9:19 PM PST
In reply to: Drivers

The onboard sound on one system didn't work. My workaround for that on Suse 9.1 was to disable the onboard sound and use a cheap sound card.

I asked point blank about what you needed and you didn't respond. If you ever wonder why no one helps you, consider that you have to participate in your discussions.


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by JJ / March 17, 2005 8:55 PM PST

I need a driver for my Proview LCD monitor.

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No such thing.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 17, 2005 8:58 PM PST
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For monitors you just adjust your video card timings.

What you see in the menus are just collections of such settings. There is no "driver" there.


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by chuckieu / March 18, 2005 2:04 AM PST
In reply to: No such thing.

Be sure to enter the settings EXACTLY as your owners manual gives them(obviously your monitor is not on the
configuration list). Don't guess or try to improve the settings. At best, your monitor won't work. At worst, it may damage your monitor. chuck

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Re: No such thing.
by JJ / March 20, 2005 5:10 AM PST
In reply to: No such thing.

"For monitors you just adjust your video card timings.

What you see in the menus are just collections of such settings. There is no "driver" there." That does not work. On every boot it is like the cable is not connected. I have to play with the motintor buttons for about 10 minutes to get a picture. Everything works fine in Windows XP but not in LINUX.

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Sounds like your settings are ... far out.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 20, 2005 5:27 AM PST
In reply to: Re: No such thing.

I can assure you that in Suse 8 and beyond that this has worked in every version for me. To repeat, that's no driver (monitor settings), but just a collection of numbers for the video modes.

Try a video setting of one less pixels and at just... 60 Hz...


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Doesn't work
by JJ / March 22, 2005 1:31 PM PST

I figured I give LINUX a try again but LINUX has not changed much. It is too bad. It would be nice if LINUX could work so it could give Windows some competition. It looks like I will stick with Windows XP. At least everything works with Windows XP.

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Looks like Linux is not for you.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 22, 2005 8:04 PM PST
In reply to: Doesn't work

If you can't get a handle on monitor settings, then there are other areas that will drive you away that are ... much deeper.

For you, Linux is not an option.


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I agree
by chuckieu / March 23, 2005 2:25 AM PST

If you can't be bothered to follow a simple 2-step process as laid out, why bother asking. Just checked my Mandrake 10.0 and 4 models of Proveiw were listed. If not one of them, you choose Custom and enter the vertical and
horizontal parameters as supplied by your owners manual. I've had harder configurations in Windows. After a while-in all forums-when you refuse to use information YOU asked for, people won't bother to answer. chuck

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