Although you have not specified which version of Mandrake you are
using, I assume that you have either version 9.0 or 8.2 installed.
Both these versions support ATI Radeon VE, and install the relevant
driver during setup.
ATI does not provide seperate Linux drivers for the Radeon VE, as
specified on its drivers page :
- LINUX and XFree86 Information
If you are able to get to the graphical user mode in Mandrake,
then your Ati card has probably been recognized perfectly. If you
start in console mode, type startx and press enter. This should take
you into graphical mode.
The support for an Avance AC97 soundcard on Linux is pretty poor
though. The Mandrake installer should have installed a basic sound
driver for your card . If sound does not work for you, the following
Google Groups discussion details steps you can take to solve this
- Subject: Mandrake and Avance AC97 sound card
Installing RTWC on linux requires a few additional steps, as you
noted yourself. You will need the original CD or an installation of
RTWC on your Windows partition.
Here is a simple tutorial that tells you how to setup RTWC under
Mandrake Linux :
- Return To Castle Wolfenstein On Linux
( http://www.geocities.com/desktopmandrake/rtcw.htm )
You should also check out ID Software's step by step installation
instructions for Linux at :
- RTWC : IMPORTANT INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
( http://zerowing.idsoftware.com/linux/wolf/INSTALL )
If you have any problems during installation, be sure to check out
the following FAQ's for solutions :
- Linux Return To Castle Wolfenstein FAQ
- Linux Quake III Arena Known issues
I recommend that you print out all the above documents, and have
them on hand while you attempt to install RTWC.
With a little luck, you should be up and running in no time. :-)
Hope this helps!
If you need any clarifications, just ask!
Best Wishes for the New Year,
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