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what to do with a .run file?

Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:10 am

I downloaded the driver for my video-card from de ati.com site, and it has the .run extension. How can I install this driver?

PS. my apologies if it is mentioned earlier, but searching the forums for "run" doesn't really help :?
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Postby clem on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:13 am

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sudo chmod a+rx yourfile.run
./yourfile.run


Note: I would recommend using envy instead of manually downloading the drivers for your ATI card.

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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:14 am

where can I find envy? :oops:
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Postby clem on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:15 am

It's installed by default :)
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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:16 am

Your graphic card does not seem to be supported by the driver.

Would you like to go ahead with the installation even if, according to Envy, your card is not supported?
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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:26 am

my envy only gives me the option to download an nvidea card..

+-----------------------------------+
| Welcome to Envy 0.7.2 |
| |
| Developed by Alberto Milone |
+-----------------------------------+

+-----------------------------------+
| 1. Install the Nvidia driver |
| 2. Uninstall the Nvidia driver |
| 3. Exit |
+-----------------------------------+


how to install the ati driver?
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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:31 am

clem wrote:
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sudo chmod a+rx yourfile.run
./yourfile.run


Note: I would recommend using envy instead of manually downloading the drivers for your ATI card.

Clem


You need to run this file as a super user

su ./myfile.run
unknown id: ./myfile.run

what next? (sry, I'm very new to linux)
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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:34 am

sudo ./myfile.run does the trick...

next problem:
Install driver on unknown X window
or
generate distribution specific package
(already tried this one and got a list to choose a distribution but the list didn't fitted on screen and I couldn't scroll down the list :( )
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Postby karazz on Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:37 am

just installed the driver, it installed correctly. But I cannot see any changes made.

The reason I started looking for another driver is: I'm currently using a widescreen monitor and I cannot choose a widescreen resolution, hoping a newer driver would solve this, but unfortunatly it doesn't... :(
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