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exeterdad

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #30 on: June 05, 2008, 07:59:59 pm »
I can't see where the user confirms that 3d accel was actually working?  The VIA drive will give you a screen.  But I never had any luck even running glxgears.
Perhaps I missed it when reading.  I'm tired and fading fast.

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #31 on: June 06, 2008, 05:56:53 am »
I did a little bit of digging... and Here is what I came up with.
This is the most helpful link I think
http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=26963&group_id=102048
It has worked for some people... you may want to give this a shot

Seems that is a very troublesome chip to work with
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index.php?showtopic=40650&hl=km400
http://forums.suselinuxsupport.de/index.php?showtopic=41790&hl=

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #32 on: June 06, 2008, 10:35:43 pm »
I did a little bit of digging... and Here is what I came up with.
This is the most helpful link I think
http://sourceforge.net/docman/display_doc.php?docid=26963&group_id=102048
It has worked for some people... you may want to give this a shot
.......
Many thanks, MOE-inx,

THERE, they assume that I'm an expert in Linux, but unfortunately I'm not.  :'(
It is just not clear enough for my level of knowledge what I have to do.

I downloaded four files with extension *.tbz2 and *.tar.gz  from the sources given in that documentation.
I could extract the files with command 'tar -zxvf <filename>.tar.gz', right?
But what do I have to do with *.tbz2-files?
After that, I can install with './conigure', 'make clean', 'make', and finally 'su -c 'make install'', right?
Now, do I have to install all of the files?

Files downloaded:
opensource_ubranch_20050302.tbz2
unichrome-X-r30.tar.gz
via-20060403-linux.i386.tar.bz2
xf86-video-via-0.2.2.tar.bz2 (I found this file HERE and got it from HERE)

I really appreciate, if you could help with this.... :)


EDIT: Sunday, June 8

Please, can somebody tell me if I can harm my VL installation by doing
the above mentioned installations ???
« Last Edit: June 08, 2008, 03:23:51 pm by Cariboo »
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #33 on: June 09, 2008, 11:59:24 am »
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Ok...
This is where things get exciting...
The instructions assume you're not a newbie.... so you'll need to get your hands dirty a bit...

You can try vpackager to build these, with a bit of luck, you may not need to get your hands dirty at all ;)
make sure your vpackager is up to date.
Download this http://vpackager.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/vpackager.gambas
move it to /usr/bin and rename it to vpackager[code]
mv vpackager.vambas /usr/bin/vpackager
Set it to executable
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chmod +x /usr/bin/vpackagerDo all of that as root user
still as root, fire up vpackager and do try each of your downloaded files one at a time.

If you run into problems using vpackager (I suspect you will on opensource_ubranch_20050302) Do it manually

You can use
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tar xf to extract both of those file types (these flags work for most compressed file types ;))
This is what you do

Once you eactract them
cd <Directory where source was extracted>
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
make
mkdir PKG
make DESTDIR=$PWD/PKG install
cd PKG
makepkg <name-version-i586-1vl59.tlz>
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Try that and see how far you get.
Post any errors if you get any

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #34 on: June 09, 2008, 05:02:48 pm »
Thanks, MOE...very kind of you to help me....
I call myself still a (little bit advanced) Newbie though...
You must know, my 70 years old brain is not the fastest anymore... ::)
I'm away for a few days...
when I'm back I'll face the challenge...
I mean, getting 'my hands dirty' (I like this..)..

I hope I got you right here:

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This is what you do

Once you extract them

cd <Directory where source was extracted>
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
make
mkdir PKG
make DESTDIR=$PWD/PKG install
cd PKG
makepkg <name-version-i586-1vl59.tlz>


Each line is a complete command line which I could copy&paste into a root terminal?
What stands this <name-version-i586-1vl59.tlz> for?


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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #35 on: June 09, 2008, 05:28:41 pm »
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You must know, my 70 years old brain is not the fastest anymore...

Fortunately, VectorLinux doesn't need the newest hardware to run well ;)
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #36 on: June 09, 2008, 05:43:16 pm »
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You must know, my 70 years old brain is not the fastest anymore...

Fortunately, VectorLinux doesn't need the newest hardware to run well ;)
ROFL!!
You rock rbistolfi!

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #37 on: June 09, 2008, 07:08:25 pm »
Very funny, you guys...
 
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Cariboo:
You must know, my 70 years old brain is not the fastest anymore...

rbistolfi:
Fortunately, VectorLinux doesn't need the newest hardware to run well Wink

exeterdad:
ROFL!!
You rock  rbistolfi!

Very funny, indeed... 8)
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #38 on: June 10, 2008, 03:50:48 am »

Each line is a complete command line which I could copy&paste into a root terminal?
What stands this <name-version-i586-1vl59.tlz> for?


You are correct, each line is a complete command that you need to execute in a terminal (as root user)

But you may just try vpackager. It may just do all that for you without you having to dip your fingers in it ;)

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2008, 12:36:48 pm »
......still as root, fire up vpackager and do try each of your downloaded files one at a time.
.............Try that and see how far you get.
.....................Post any errors if you get any

Today I continued working on my project "Compiz-Fusion On Compaq Presario" and I followed MOE's instructions.....
I assume that by "fire up vpackager" is meant to open a terminal as root and type 'vpakager", right? ;)

If I do so I get:
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vector://usr/bin
root:# ls -l vpackager
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 379491 2008-06-12 13:10 vpackager*
vector://usr/bin
vector://
root:# vpackager
/usr/bin/env: gbr2: No such file or directory
vector://
root:#

I wonder what I did wrong when I downloaded THIS and moved and renamed it with 'mv vpackager.gambas /usr/bin/vpackager'?
Is this 'env.gbr2' a dependency issue ???
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2008, 12:43:34 pm »
you are missing your gambas2-runtime package

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2008, 07:09:21 pm »
you are missing your gambas2-runtime package
Thank you... I installed it, but the dependency issue seems to continue....:
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root:# vpackager
gbr2: error while loading shared libraries: libffi.so.5: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
vector://
root:#
:o
I couldn't find this lib-file with --->System --->Gslapt...Where is it to get from?
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #42 on: June 12, 2008, 07:46:34 pm »
it's not lib-file, it's libffi
it's in the repos

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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2008, 05:30:14 pm »
it's not lib-file, it's libffi
it's in the repos
I got it and I was able to start the vpackager, but I was not very successful yet.
I posted the results (log-files) and I wonder if, by looking at them, one could see what I would have to do next?
See HERE under  "The vpackager's complains".


EDIT: Mon Jun 16

See HERE
                    vpackager
"This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort."
"FrmBuildView.?.0: #4: Not enough arguments
 ??? Any thoughts ???


EDIT: Tue Jun 17

I wonder if, under the above mentioned circumstances,  I should follow MOE-Inx's instructions:
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This is what you do

Once you extract them

cd <Directory where source was extracted>
./configure --prefix=/usr --sysconfdir=/etc
make
mkdir PKG
make DESTDIR=$PWD/PKG install
cd PKG
makepkg <name-version-i586-1vl59.tlz>

??? Any thoughts ???
« Last Edit: June 17, 2008, 07:08:18 am by Cariboo »
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Re: Out of curiosity...
« Reply #44 on: June 17, 2008, 01:25:27 pm »

You can try vpackager to build these....
...
...
... Try that and see how far you get.
Post any errors if you get any

I got some and I posted them HERE
vpackager
"This application has raised an unexpected error and must abort."
"FrmBuildView.?.0: #4: Not enough arguments
  ??? Any thoughts  ???
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