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driver problems

Postby micahh2 on Thu Mar 12, 2009 10:44 pm

I cant figure out which graphics card I have, my Machine Is quite old but I cant seem to update the drivers right because I cant figure out which model I have. Thanks I, absolutely love Linux 6 mint!

oops almost forgot,
I believe this is the relevant output from the lspci command:
VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. KM400/KN400/P4M800 [S3 UniChrome] (rev 01)

if some could get a model number or some thing from this I would be much obliged.
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Re: driver problems

Postby garda on Fri Mar 13, 2009 7:10 am

I neither own nor maintain computers equipped with VIA UniChrome display adapters, but I believe the instructions at VIA Arena will help you install the latest available driver. Good luck and please report the results.

P.S.: For detailed hardware information, you might want to use any of these commands instead:
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sudo lspci -nnvvv

The -nnvvv syntax tells lspci to display vendor and device codes in names and numbers (nn) as well as to show informations in the most verbose mode (vvv).

Or
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sudo lshw
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Re: driver problems

Postby micahh2 on Sat Mar 14, 2009 1:25 am

Thank you, I'll do my best
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Re: driver problems

Postby micahh2 on Tue Mar 17, 2009 4:16 pm

I'm sorry to keep bothering you guys but unfortunately I cant get the package to open and or Install. coming from a windows background I'm not used to doing much at the command prompt I'm am familiar with a good amount of dos commands but am unable to do much in this terminal, so sorry if I'm missing some thing obvious. I'm not sure that I got the right driver but I think so, and I don't think it has anything to do with being root I've tried that. Thank you for your patience.



I get nothing when I click on what seems to be a Installer
And in terminal I don't the right command to run it so I get the output:

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sudo: via_ubuntu710_unichrome-v40072d-kernal-bin-_v0.80.zip: command not found
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Re: driver problems

Postby micahh2 on Thu Mar 19, 2009 11:52 pm

This may not help any one experiencing the same problems but it think I'm going to go the cheap way out any reinstall Linux 6 Mint, cowardly I know but I have no idea what I'm doing wrong (well I know what I'm doing wrong I just don't know how to do it right) trying to install this driver. So unless any one else has any idea's or a better way to reset the System (I installed it with Windows) I'm giving up.

need more info?
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Re: driver problems

Postby el_b on Fri Mar 20, 2009 12:00 am

Just, while you're connected to the net, got to hardware drivers, which is in Menu->Administration->Hardware Drivers, and install them, reboot. That's how I installed my nVidia drivers.
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Re: driver problems

Postby micahh2 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:25 am

Sorry But only my wireless driver shows up. Any other ideas? I appreciate all the effort.
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Re: driver problems

Postby merlwiz79 on Fri Mar 20, 2009 1:42 am

via_ubuntu710_unichrome-v40072d-kernal-bin-_v0.80.zip is an archive file.
You need to right click and extract here to install the drivers.
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