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ATI Linux Driver mimetype
  • From: mikus@xxxxxxx (Mikus Grinbergs)
  • Date: Mon, 07 Feb 2005 00:54:08 -0600
  • Message-id: <QCxBClW2vf/L092yn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
This evening, for a friend's machine, I tried to download the
proprietary ATI Linux Driver from
No go. Ended up downloading instead from the supplementary
directory tree at SuSE.

What was happening was that someplace (perhaps the server at
ATI) had identified the .rpm file I was accessing as MIME-Type
audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin !! And, although the system had
RealAudio installed, it told me it did __not__ have the
resources to handle a file of that type. Two questions:

1) If the RealAudio package is installed, does that install
the RealAudio *plugin* as well ? If not, what needs to
be done to have the system accept data that is CORRECTLY
identified as MIME-Type audio/x-pn-realaudio-plugin ?

2) If a file to be downloaded is identified with the WRONG
MIME-Type, can the download process be simply instructed
"download it to disk -- ignore the MIME-Type" ?

Thanks, mikus (using some kind of browser - I forget which)

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