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Easier driver installation

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 12:01 am
by Z_God
Hi,
Currently most guides on the ReactOS page say that it is needed to recompile/regenerate the registry to install new drivers.
I was wondering if it would be possible to insert things into the registry by running regedit from within ReactOS and import a premade reg file instead. This would be a lot easier for me.
Also any info about when there will be an automatic driver installer?
Thanks a lot in advance,
Z

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 2:01 am
by FloFri
Try regedit /s foo.reg to insert foo.reg into the registry (dont hurt me, if i am wrong, but if i remember correct, i read, that this is the way it works).

Automaic driver installation needs some time, because it is hard to implement (you need installers, for every kind of hardware (network, graphic, sound, ...). But i hope, that it will come soon, too :)

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 4:45 pm
by Gasmann
As said, from the commandshell, you can use regedit /s <file.reg> to import the file in registry. However in recent builds this should also be possible through the gui of regedit, because the bugs with it have been fixed. (See http://www.reactsoft.com/viewtopic.php?t=67 ).

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 6:59 pm
by Z_God
I understand.
The guides haven't been updated yet though.

Now that I think of this, for the time being, it would be really neat if someone could create a package for the NVidia driver for example including a batch file that copies everything automaticly the the proper directories and imports a file into the registry.

Posted: Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:50 pm
by Gasmann
Z_God wrote:I understand.
The guides haven't been updated yet though.

Now that I think of this, for the time being, it would be really neat if someone could create a package for the NVidia driver for example including a batch file that copies everything automaticly the the proper directories and imports a file into the registry.
The registry file needed to enable the nvidia driver can be found on my website http://home.arcor.de/gasmann01 . There are several resolutions, so you only have to download the needed file and import it to the registry. This avoids the need to rebuild the registry.

Posted: Mon Nov 29, 2004 2:52 am
by Z_God
Wow, thanks a lot :) This is exactly what I meant.
I'll try it out as soon as possible!