I have been trying to convert my brother for some time now to go pure linux, he finally gave in. So I've installed 3 different distros this week so far and he doesn't like any of them.
They all have big/small problems when I get it going...and I'm not going to fiddle with it for him thats for him to do.
So I was hoping to get him some answers:
His fav. distro so far has been fedora 1, he liked everything that came with it.
The problem is that no matter which desktop I choose for him (KDE or GNOME) it defaults to a virtual desktop that I can't get rid of.
His hardware is a Dell p780 monitor (just the monitor the computer is white box) and a radeon 7000 video card. Both of which linux detects without a hitch.
Now it boots up with a 640x480 screen...and no matter what res. I set it to, its a 640x480 res with a virtual overlay (so in order to get to the bottom I have to scroll the screen down...left right etc
And this is just not acceptable.
So, I looked in the XF86 config file and didn't see anything about virtual.
All looked normal, that machine also has a D-Link 520+ NIC and the only distro that detected that was MDK 9.2 (though it didn't work right away and I didn't mess with that either) fedora doesn't even know what it is.
So I wasn't able to just copy paste the config files on here for ya to view (since as I said...no network on that machine)
Thanks in advance,