RE: rpm packages - alien
I installed the drivers for a Radeon 9000 on my laptop an Acer Aspire 1600.
I got the information from this site
Here is how I did it.
Woody comes with Xfree86 version 4.1.x so i downloaded
fglrx-glc22-4.1.0-3.2.5.i586.rpm from the ati site.
# alien -d fglrx-glc22-4.2.0-2.9.13.i586.rpm
# dpkg -i --force-overwrite fglrx-glc22_4.2.0-3.9_i386.deb
Backup your current XF86Config-4 file just to be on the safe side.
Then run the config command:
Answer the questions and a new XF86Config-4 file is generated.
Start Xwindows and it will work fine.
If you need a copy of my XF86Config-4, I'll send it to you.
PS: you should learn Portuguese :) it's easy ... :D
From: Uwe Dippel [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: quinta-feira, 2 de Outubro de 2003 9:13
To: debian user
Subject: rpm packages - alien
I have to install am rpm-package (Radeon driver) in Woody. Newbie as I am, I
found alien to use rpms. But an apt-get install alien gets me Package alien
has no available version, but exists in the database. This typically means
that the package was mentioned in a dependency and never uploaded, has been
obsoleted or is not available with the contents of sources.list
A google search only delivered 2 portuguese (!!??) pages.
Any help appreciated,
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