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Posted 03-26-2009 at 12:14 AM by thebusker

Right-o,

Been tackling this Linux beast for some days now, and I have settled on Debian.

I don't have sound and I don't have internet, but I have Linux. It's a start.

This whole thing began as some sort of immersion therapy attempt to learn C. Got myself a K&R, a Debian Distro and have just downloaded Emacs with my *cough* Vista box.

The plan is to work my way through K&R, get my audio and net up with some help from LQ, et.al., and wrap my mind around Linux. Hopefully this blog will document just that.

By the way, the Debian 5 install didn't recognize my monitor frequency. If any other n00bs are reading this here's the fix:

1) read the frequency ranges that your monitor is telling you it operates within.
2) press CTRL-ALT-F1 to ditch the attempt at GUI and bring you to command prompt.
3) type su enter and the password for root you chose enter.
4) type nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
5) find Section "Monitor"
6) add the ranges your monitor told you.
HorizSync nn-nn
VertRefresh nn-nn

7) press CTRL-x Y Enter Enter
8) type reboot and cross your fingers.

here are some links I found helpful:
LinuxQuestions.org
some guy with skills

Good Luck!
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