Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware drivers

If you are having a problem with getting any of your computer's hardware to work with MEPIS or you can't find the right driver, this is the forum to use. It's for newbies and regular users to post questions. Just make sure to post what hardware you are having problems with, in the subject and not just in the post's text area, please.
Message
Author
User avatar
Ken
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 12
Age: 68
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware drivers

#1 Postby Ken » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:54 am

I have 200 plus hours trying to figure out what synaptic packages to load .I have played with 8.5 32 Bit ,64Bit and Mepis 11.0 Which by the way does a better job of at list auto finding my Nividia drivers but not all. Currently I have the bought 8.5.03 64 bit installed and updated . I still do not have a clue as what to do all attempts at guessing which packages to try have failed even recommended ones from wikiwiki etc.
System Build
Case: HAF 932
Mother Board :EVGA Classified X58 /3 Way SLI & Cross Fire
Video :EVGA GT-430
CPU : Intel I7-950
CPU Fan :Cooler Master V8
1. LG Blue Ray DVD Read/Write (with laser scribe labeling)
2. ASUS DVD/CD Read/writer
PWR SUP :Corsair Pro 850
6 gigi ram will up grade to 24 gig

My mother board is a high end gaming board designed of over clocking comes with windows software and drivers for that purpose to run 600 watts into the CPU to push it to 4.1 GHZ the video card is also Nvidia based card designed for over clocking and of course for 3D
'
1.Mepis wont even find My Nvidia chip or audio and full video drivers or over clocking drivers
2 Cant find Laser scribe drivers and does not read from ASUS Dvd Read Writer
3 Some Flash Plug Like adobe flash play though installed in synaptic does not work in fire fox when watching Hulu TV

PS : I am not a gamer but I wanted a system to handle future developments and extreme HD video streaming and multitasking at the same time with ability to spare .

I is Hardware to new? or can any of you recommend which specific packages to down load

Any expert help would be greatly appreciated .I really don't want to go back to Windows

Thanks Ken

User avatar
loco
Forum Regular
Forum Regular
Posts: 588
Joined: Mon Jan 14, 2008 2:00 am

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#2 Postby loco » Fri Jan 21, 2011 10:35 am

hi there,

nice machine! there is a set of scripts available for newer nvidia drivers.

>easy-now< :)

i think the general way with synaptic is, reload, mark all upgrades, apply. it knows which applications are installed and which have upgrades available.


ps it's early

User avatar
Brooko
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 3259
Age: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:59 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#3 Postby Brooko » Fri Jan 21, 2011 4:32 pm

Hi Ken

Really nice set-up!

  • Nvidia Driver
    As Loco said - the easiest way to install the Nvidia driver is to use sgfxi. Loco has the link above. Follow the instructions for installing sgfxi and then you drop out of X, log as root, and simply run:

    Code: Select all

    sgfxi


    Sgfxi will download the correct headers for your kernel, plus also the build-essential libs for compiling the nvidia module. It sounds complicated but it is actually very easy. Then just follow the on-screen prompts.

    Once the driver is installed, and you're back in MEPIS KDE, opena konsole and as user:

    Code: Select all

    glxinfo | grep direct

    This will query if direct rendering is available. it should return something like this:
    direct rendering: Yes
    GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_direct_state_access,


    If it says 'yes' - then the driver has installed correctly and you have full 3D capability.
  • Laser Scribe (Burner)
    By laser scribe - do you mean light scribe? If you do - then check out this thread - it's for 64b Lightscribe (viewtopic.php?f=55&t=27574)
  • Flash
    Flash in 64b is still not great. Adobe did release a plugin for 64b - codenamed "square" - I understand it works but not sure how much it is updated. Your best bet might be to use Google Chrome browser. It has flash built in - and is constantly being updated. Get installation debs from here (http://www.google.com/chrome/eula.html?platform=linux)

Hope this is helpful.
Desktop - Win 8-64 : Corsair 520HX, P5Q Pro, Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 1066, Asus GTX560 OC, 3xWD 500Gb Sata2, Asus CD/DVD, Logitech Wave Kb, G5, C300 Cam, Audio-gd NFB-12 + LD MKIV + GigaWorks T20.
Netbook - Ubuntu 12.04 64b, Asus 1015PED 2Gb Ram

User avatar
lucky9
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 12360
Joined: Wed Jul 12, 2006 5:54 am

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#4 Postby lucky9 » Fri Jan 21, 2011 5:49 pm

Yes, even I am dishonest. Not in many ways, but in some. Forty-one, I think it is.
--Mark Twain

User avatar
Ken
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 12
Age: 68
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#5 Postby Ken » Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:13 pm

Thanks ! Loco.Lucky9 &Brooko

I haven’t really had success yet But I have made progress and learned a lot thanks to you guys . I did get into sgfxi but had a lot of failures I did see the new drivers but was unable to install them . I had determined 64 Bit was more trouble than its worth for a Nebie as Chrome does not load and adobe flash fails .

I am switching back to Mepis 11.0 32 Bit as it at least found some of the Nvidia drivers I am currently running the 388 updates when done I am again going to try out your suggestions .If you have any others at this point they are more than welcome !

Thanks Ken

User avatar
Brooko
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 3259
Age: 49
Joined: Sat Apr 21, 2007 11:59 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#6 Postby Brooko » Fri Jan 21, 2011 9:00 pm

Ken

If you're going to reinstall - use the 11 beta - but use unetbootin to prepare a bootable USB key. That will get you past the current issues with black screens booting a live-dvd. When you boot from the USB key - choose the nvidia option. If it boots successfully, and you then install, it will automatically bring the 3D accelerated nvidia driver into the install - that's then one thing you don't need to worry about.
Desktop - Win 8-64 : Corsair 520HX, P5Q Pro, Q6600 G0 @ 3Ghz, 4Gb DDR2 1066, Asus GTX560 OC, 3xWD 500Gb Sata2, Asus CD/DVD, Logitech Wave Kb, G5, C300 Cam, Audio-gd NFB-12 + LD MKIV + GigaWorks T20.
Netbook - Ubuntu 12.04 64b, Asus 1015PED 2Gb Ram

User avatar
Ken
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 12
Age: 68
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#7 Postby Ken » Sat Jan 22, 2011 3:37 pm

Lucky9,.Brooko,Loco

Thanks again very much for your help

Ken

User avatar
Ken
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 12
Age: 68
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#8 Postby Ken » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:29 pm

OK guys : Can i use the Mepis system assitant on Mepis 8.5 instead of thye "unetbootin" to creat a USB Key from my 10.9.88 Mepis 32 bit ISO CD to get past black screen ???????????. I do not have Windows installed on another computer just my Mac with OSX 10.4

User avatar
uncle mark
Forum Veteran
Forum Veteran
Posts: 5360
Age: 2015
Joined: Sat Nov 11, 2006 10:42 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#9 Postby uncle mark » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:38 pm

Ken wrote:OK guys : Can i use the Mepis system assitant on Mepis 8.5 instead of thye "unetbootin" to creat a USB Key from my 10.9.88 Mepis 32 bit ISO CD to get past black screen ???????????. I do not have Windows installed on another computer just my Mac with OSX 10.4


You'll probably have better luck with UNetbootin. It's in the Community Repos. Just enable the CR and install with Synaptic. Plug in your USB and delete its contents. Do not unmount it. Then run UNetbootin, chose the ISO install, point it at your 10.9.88.iso, and turn it loose. In about two minutes it will be done. It doesn't get any easier.

User avatar
Ken
Forum Novice
Forum  Novice
Posts: 12
Age: 68
Joined: Sun Nov 28, 2010 9:00 pm

Re: Mepis 8.5.03 64 BitDoes not auto find all hardware dri

#10 Postby Ken » Sat Jan 22, 2011 4:42 pm

OK ! stupid question how do I enable CR??????????


Return to “Hardware General”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests