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Driver install scripts

Contributed by: Nate LaCourse
This tip is valid for: Both BeOS and Haiku

There’s been a lot of trouble over the years with installing drivers on the BeOS, most of it do to user and or developer error in using bundled install scripts.

Follow these steps to make sure your driver installs fine and dandy like cotton candy:

– Unzip the install archive in BeOS, and BeOS only.

– Read the install notes first.

– If in doubt after reading the install notes, open up a Terminal, cd to the archive directory (i.e. cd /boot/home/Downloads/driver_x) and run the install script (i.e. ./

– Reboot.

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