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    dpkg to rpm

    *hello
    *i am totally new to linux
    *since i cannot solve the screen resolution problem on ubuntu (gforce4 mx440 with agp8x vbios) i thought i could use mandriva which make no problem with the same graphic card;it's ok but on mandriva blender and gimp which are my favourite graphic apps are older versions than the ones in debian packages so is there a way to simply convert those dpkgs to rpms so that i could use them on mandriva....
    *thanks in advance

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    Re: dpkg to rpm

    Quote Originally Posted by djallalnamri View Post
    *hello
    *i am totally new to linux
    *since i cannot solve the screen resolution problem on ubuntu (gforce4 mx440 with agp8x vbios) i thought i could use mandriva which make no problem with the same graphic card;it's ok but on mandriva blender and gimp which are my favourite graphic apps are older versions than the ones in debian packages so is there a way to simply convert those dpkgs to rpms so that i could use them on mandriva....
    *thanks in advance
    http://itknowledgeexchange.techtarge...ge-with-alien/
    hope it helps

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    Re: dpkg to rpm

    None but ourselves can free our minds

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    Re: dpkg to rpm

    apt-get install alien

    alien -r <yourpackage>

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    Re: dpkg to rpm

    I check you old post and you never mention a mx440
    what problems are you having with the drivers?

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    Re: dpkg to rpm

    Quote Originally Posted by LowSky View Post
    I check you old post and you never mention a mx440
    what problems are you having with the drivers?
    *hello and thanks very much for replies
    *it is true that i did not mention a mx440 before because i had a gfx that i have "crashed" accidentally (at the time i was trying to solve a webcam problem -a microdia 045c:627b-,problem which i could never solve too) and this mx440 was lent by a friend in waiting to buy a new one -it is this friend who is in charge of my hardware-,my main digital hobby is computer graphics but may be i should wait till i get that new graphic card:may be a new model will make less problem;the readme which comes with the nvidia-linux driver package did not mention that how to change runlevel before starting the procedure so i have to learn this first
    *well i am the guy who googles a lot before asking questions and i knew about "alien" so i thought may be asking questions about converting dpkgs to rpms will bring more solutions about...and of course safer ones for an absolute beginner like me;i have tried envyng and legacy nvidia glx packages and all that it did was to turn off screen when i start ubuntu
    *thank a lot again

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