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Hello i installed Linux suse yesterday and have no idea how to get my hardware working and drivers installed. I have the following CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 - ...
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    Complete linux noob needs help


    Hello i installed Linux suse yesterday and have no idea how to get my hardware working and drivers installed. I have the following

    CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 - working
    RAM: 2 GB DDR2 800 MHz -working
    ASUS P5B-VM motherboard (G965 + I C H - working
    Sound: Creative X-FI Extreme Audio PCI-Express or Intel onboard - neither
    Graphics: ATI 3870 - working
    TV card: WinTV 1300 - not working
    Network: Gigabit Ethernet and edimax usb wireless - both working

    could someone please give me instructions as to installing my sound cards and TV card so they work.

    All help is greatly thanked
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    First thing to do is to add the following repositories:

    opensuse non-oss
    ati
    packaman
    videolan

    You get these in yast>software>repos>community repos

    Once they are set up, install the ati drivers from the ati repo.
    The sound and network should be supported automatically.
    You may have to have a search for wintv drivers.

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    heyy thanks ive added the items that you said from the repos but how do install a driver from the ati repos ??

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    Go to yast>software>install
    In the search box type ati and search. It should list the drivers. Click the check boxes.

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    ok i have done that is there any way to test to see if 3d acceleration is working the sound is now also working and i cant seem to get my TV tuner to work when i go to watch TV it says that the video4Linux2 plugin is not configured. I have installed the correct drivers im pretty sure.

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    Try looking in yast>hardware>tv card. (don't have a tv card, so never done it)

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    A quick way to check for 3d is to open a console type

    glxgears

    a graphic of rotating gears will open. Also in the console the FPS (frames per second) are reported. This value should be in the thousands or 10's of thousands if you have 3d acceleration.

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