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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby vicshrike on Mon Feb 14, 2011 2:49 pm

great news, one question though, will it work with other Debian derivates? (based on Squeeze)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby msuggs on Mon Feb 14, 2011 3:49 pm

vicshrike wrote:great news, one question though, will it work with other Debian derivates? (based on Squeeze)

I'd imagine so. I think CrunchBang will be very interested in this one :)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby zebedeeboss on Sat Mar 05, 2011 12:43 am

Hi, any update please on this much needed app ?
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby ufugu on Mon Mar 07, 2011 6:39 pm

Yes please, an update!

I hope you are getting somewhere. In the last week I've tried Squeeze proper, Crunchbang Statler, and LMDE.

I spent DAYS trying to get fglrx to work on my HD 5600. I tried sgfxi with options for both the distro-povided fglrx and the current version from the ATI site. I tried the Debian wiki method. I tried downloading and building manually. I tried each of these things on all three distros with no success.

The free ati/radeon drivers are awful for me to the point of being unusable--my fan runs at full speed, my battery drains in half an hour, and the machine feels like it is melting.

So I'm back to Mint 10 for now. It's a great distro :D but I'd really like to go Debian for a lot of reasons. Unfortunately I can't until there's a way to get fglrx working.

Hope you can do it!
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby feffer on Wed Mar 09, 2011 1:43 pm

I agree that a hardware driver app would be very welcome. In the meantime, those using nvidia cards can get proprietary drivers going by following the Tutorial on "LMDE, intel, nvidia and compiz tips" I was able to get mine working on LMDE this way.

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby friTTe on Sun Mar 13, 2011 9:22 pm

Seems handy with a frontend =)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby thetall82 on Mon Mar 28, 2011 8:55 am

Great idea! This app could make more users take the step and try out LMDE :-)

Hope to hear good news about a test version soon
Many thanks for keeping up the good job

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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby davidmn on Wed Mar 30, 2011 11:46 am

Blimey! This is exactly what I need. I will keep an eye on this.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:33 pm

Maybe more people should jump on this and help, we need this
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby specmod1 on Mon Apr 04, 2011 10:26 pm

specmod1 wrote:Maybe more people should jump on this and help, we need this


Any betas coming?
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby neggard on Thu Apr 07, 2011 6:17 am

When this app is out I change to LMDE
I dont have the time and knowledge to install Nvidia driver thats why I still use the frozen edition.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby twa on Fri Apr 08, 2011 1:18 am

Hi,
from the March 2011 stats, Clem wrote:
Summary:
March started with some very bad news. Due to personal circumstances Ikey had to focus on his personal life and could no longer work on Linux Mint.

Hope this project will continue.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby specmod1 on Fri Apr 08, 2011 11:15 pm

twa wrote:Hi,
from the March 2011 stats, Clem wrote:
Summary:
March started with some very bad news. Due to personal circumstances Ikey had to focus on his personal life and could no longer work on Linux Mint.

Hope this project will continue.
:cry:



Can he at least post the source code on the forum here? so maybe the users can build on it?
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby ajt007 on Fri Apr 22, 2011 4:03 pm

specmod1 wrote:
twa wrote:Hi,
from the March 2011 stats, Clem wrote:
Summary:
March started with some very bad news. Due to personal circumstances Ikey had to focus on his personal life and could no longer work on Linux Mint.

Hope this project will continue.
:cry:



Can he at least post the source code on the forum here? so maybe the users can build on it?


Is anything happening with this? I hope so. :?:
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby kbkatz1 on Sat Apr 23, 2011 1:52 am

I hope this project continues.....

Hopefully Ikey will be able to return soon.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby kbkatz1 on Wed May 18, 2011 11:34 pm

Does anyone know if this project has faded away or not?
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby HTD on Tue Jun 28, 2011 6:07 am

Hey, there is Jockey in Ubuntu. It could be ported to LMDE somehow.

But even Jockey is not perfect. It would be perfect if it could download and install drivers from manufacturer's website. This would require a hacker who could patch the drivers, because latest ATI drivers don't install on LMDE. I couldn't build the debs, and even if I would, there are problems with building kernel driver for 2.6.39 version. There are lots of patches for ATI drivers, if someone had a lot of time, he might try to build a working version (or even make universal patcher / installer for future ATI drivers). I gave up after wasting ca 6 hours :) Messing with display drivers make break system too.
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby z06gal on Tue Jul 05, 2011 9:51 pm

I really hope this works out. I installed lmde but getting my wireless and video drivers going was a royal pain so I went back to regular Mint. I'll keep checking this forum for updates :wink:
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby Skinnx86 on Wed Aug 10, 2011 10:49 am

Nice, will definatly add this when it's out. I think my compiz is might lacking because of the wrong drivers... lol :). It would definatly be a good move if it did go upstream.
My partner banned me dual booting linux on her desktop due to it being too much hassle. Stuck LMDE in a VM, now she has no choice...;-)
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Re: Hardware Drivers Application

Postby ningbojoe on Sun Aug 28, 2011 2:07 am

Any updates on this much needed application?
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