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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:
# fglrxconfig

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.

Rui Nobrega

PS: you should learn Portuguese :) it's easy ... :D

-----Original Message-----
From: Uwe Dippel [mailto:udippel@uniten.edu.my] 
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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