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Old 07-11-2007, 12:43 AM   #1
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Sound card and Video resolution


I have my Dell XPS M140 and having a dual boot in it --- Win XP SP2 and Fedora Core 5 Linux.


1. How can I make my sound card work on FC5? (or FC7 if I can migrate to it without problem)

2. When I'm in Windows environment, my screen can be configured up to 1024X768 and it seems when Im in FC5 environment, I can only do up t0 800X640 to the same screen resolution. What drivers or sort of things I can do to make my screen more densier in linux mode.

Old 07-11-2007, 04:29 AM   #2
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For the sound card, if the alsa-driver is already installed, the volume is usually muted by default. Try
$ alsamixer
and see if the volume needs adjustment.
If the driver is not installed yet, you can get it at along with instructions for your card.

For the screen resolution, it would be helpful if you posted the content of /etc/X11/xorg.conf.
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Thanks. I have installed fc7 and it looks like this is already taken cared by fc7.


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