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« on: September 14, 2005, 10:18:09 pm »
Hey.

So, I have the core setup, and I have tried attaching my Dell Precision 650 Machine, Fujitsu Siemens Stylistic Tablet and a Clone PC to the system.

So far, the tablet is the only one to have connected properly, but without sound.

The Precision (the one I really want to use as it has the ATI X850 card), will not boot off the network with the onboard Intel Pro 1000 card.   It starts, then gives you a NTP server not responding error.   I have seen this on the forum from other users, and so far I can only see that changing the card would be a solution....   not for me however as I have no PCI slots free.

The Tablet boots, but the docking station with the DVD drive is unfortunatly not detected.

So, I am on the clone now... trying hard to get it connected :)    Maybe someone here could comment on the network card issue above and the DVD Drive issue?

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« Reply #1 on: September 15, 2005, 06:29:37 am »
Looking at this post might help:

newbielink:http://plutohome.com/support/phpbb2/viewtopic.php?t=223 [nonactive]

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« Reply #2 on: September 15, 2005, 09:30:53 am »
Hi, thanks for that link.... but what part of that post are you referring to?

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2005, 05:40:52 pm »
Well,

I fixed this by putting in a 3COM 3C905 Card and disabling the on board Intel Pro 1000.

However, now I have a system that boots up, and runs along as if everything is fine... then....   I end up with a Logon prompt on the PC!   Aghghghghg :)

So close....  very close....

Is this a video card issue?   This machine is running the ATI X850 Card.

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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2005, 09:20:11 am »
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Is this a video card issue?   This machine is running the ATI X850 Card.
Yes, it's a video card issue. It's one generation newer than what is supported by defaults drivers. There's a package called "fglrx-driver" that you'll have to install by hand for now and it will add the ATI proprietary drivers to your system and configure X to use them.

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« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2005, 09:33:23 am »
Thank you for the response!

Is there any chance you would be able to give a Linux newbie like me instructions on setting this newer driver up?

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« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2005, 12:37:21 pm »
I have managed to downloaded to the network boot machine the ATI Drivers.  I also figured out that I needed to give that file execute permissions.

I have run the "run" file, and it appeared to install. However, on reboot I am still  back to my logon prompt.

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I have found the following in the fglrx-install.log

kernel module:  trying to install precompiled kernel module
kernel module: precompiled kernel module version mismatched
 kernel module: No kernel module Build  Environment

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« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2005, 01:21:13 pm »
You can try using the Pluto Admin website, the "Advanced" -> "Add software" menu. Select the computer you want the package install on, type "fglrx-driver" and click "Add Software". The other fields shouldn't be required since the pluto sources are already configured. Be sure the machine you install on is running.

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« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2005, 01:33:37 pm »
OK, I have done this and I see "Installation Complete".

Should I now reboot the machine, logon and run a command?

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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2005, 01:49:19 pm »
Normally only X would need to be restarted, but it's like to cause problems with the software, so yes, reboot it.

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2005, 04:27:02 pm »
For the benefit of others:

It appears from working with the Pluto Guys that there is an issue with the X850 card drivers.

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« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2005, 08:33:10 pm »
Hi Radu,

Sorry to bring up an old thread.

I wonder if you guys had managed to implement the newer generation cards yet?

Thanks,

Nick

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« Reply #12 on: January 06, 2006, 01:57:57 pm »
I think (but not sure at all) that one of the nVidia or ATI drivers packages was updated since then, but I may be wrong about it. I didn't check for updated drivers myself so... (And I'm the one who updates them when needed.)

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« Reply #13 on: January 06, 2006, 02:36:57 pm »
Thanks Radu...   I will download the current build.