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TheWizardofOdds
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 6:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

How about this?

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Or is it Horseschitt?

I got the Motherboard info from the HP website I think it's a Realtek number. Would this do the trick?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 27, 2011 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You are duel booting this machine.

Run this from a a linux terminal

Code:
dmesg | grep 'Ethernet driver'


This should identify the model
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 12:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
You are duel booting this machine.

Run this from a a linux terminal

Code:
dmesg | grep 'Ethernet driver'


This should identify the model


I don't seem to be getting anywhere with that command, Ram?
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 28, 2011 1:23 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

According to the HP website my PC the Pavilion Slimline s3422 has an Irvine Motherboard. I've found some sites that have drivers, does this seem right?

WHQL-certified windows 7, vista, xp drivers for hp/foxconn irvine motherboard irvine-gl6e. Several game and application compatibility fixes. features, driver fixes and known compatibility issues.
HELP: After downloading the file, unzip the drivers to an empty folder.
NOTE: Don't forget to install chipset driver first, before intalling any other driver.
To install the driver double-clicking the "setup.exe" file.

I've downloaded the files but it comes up with error when I try to open them, I don't know how to go about downloading them on to a flash drive and then on to XP? Any advice, please?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 10:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the error you get ?
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2011 8:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
What's the error you get ?

The error is Windows of course.
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 1:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
What's the error you get ?


This is what I get when I open the file:

Archive: /home/david/Desktop/15.45_nforce_winxp32_international_whql.exe
[/home/david/Desktop/15.45_nforce_winxp32_international_whql.exe]
End-of-central-directory signature not found. Either this file is not
a zipfile, or it constitutes one disk of a multi-part archive. In the
latter case the central directory and zipfile comment will be found on
the last disk(s) of this archive.
zipinfo: cannot find zipfile directory in one of /home/david/Desktop/15.45_nforce_winxp32_international_whql.exe or
/home/david/Desktop/15.45_nforce_winxp32_international_whql.exe.zip, and cannot find /home/david/Desktop/15.45_nforce_winxp32_international_whql.exe.ZIP, period.

When it comes to downloading the drivers it just says save file. On the website it mentions unzip the file to an empty folder and then select setup.exe or something to install it. When I right click the downloaded file there aren't any options other than to open the file really and that is the message I get?
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2011 9:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

To save it, right click and save as.

Save it to new / empty folder on an external drive or a flash drive.

Once saved you should be able to extract it from within Linux by right clicking it and selecting Extract Here, once done boot into XP and run the setup.exe file.
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
To save it, right click and save as.

Save it to new / empty folder on an external drive or a flash drive.

Once saved you should be able to extract it from within Linux by right clicking it and selecting Extract Here, once done boot into XP and run the setup.exe file.


Thanks Ram I'll have a go...
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PostPosted: Wed Nov 02, 2011 11:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ram wrote:
To save it, right click and save as.

Save it to new / empty folder on an external drive or a flash drive.

Once saved you should be able to extract it from within Linux by right clicking it and selecting Extract Here, once done boot into XP and run the setup.exe file.


I've managed to source all the different drivers I need, I think.

When I go to the page for the Chipset drivers it has a Download button. If I right click that, there is a drop down menu, the type that has Bookmark this link, Save image as etc. It has Save Link As...is that the one I select? When I do, A window appears that has 'enter name of file to save to', it says confirmation.php and to the left has menu with Desktop, File system, 4GB Filesystem (flash drive), etc. It also has a Create Folder button to the right of the screen.

Am I getting warmer? Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 08, 2011 11:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's the page you are trying to download from?
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 3:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for all the help I've received here. Job done!

It was far more trouble than it was worth of course. Now I can mysteriously play videos with 11.10. Which was part of the reason for installing Windows. In time I hope to be able to install iTunes and get my printer set up in Linux and I won't need Windows. Rolling Eyes

Cheers.
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 11:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got some Wordpad documents on flash drive that have text and graphics. I can see the text no problem but the graphics won't load? I also have downloaded Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer and can see the graphics on the ppt files I have ok. When I double click on the Wordpad files it states ' Unable to load graphics conversion filter '.

Does this mean anything to anyone?
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TheWizardofOdds wrote:
I've got some Wordpad documents on flash drive that have text and graphics. I can see the text no problem but the graphics won't load? I also have downloaded Microsoft Powerpoint Viewer and can see the graphics on the ppt files I have ok. When I double click on the Wordpad files it states ' Unable to load graphics conversion filter '.

Does this mean anything to anyone?


The error message means that some program cannot load some conversion filter. But that isn't much use if we don't know what application is giving the message (many include this precise error message) or even what OS you are doing this in (I'll assume windows). Are you using Wordpad to open the file? MS-Word, if so do you have the conversion pack installed? Are you using Libre/OpenOffice? If you right click on the file, do you have any other options under 'Open with..', do any work?
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