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Old 01-28-2013, 03:17 PM   #1
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CentOS 6.3


I currently have 2 issues with Cent OS and would appreciate any help,

issue 1: The OS thinks I have two desktops therefore I cant see anything because im on the desktop with nothing on it so I can't do anything, I know that in the live cd i fixed this by making a new folder going to its parent and then opening display but I cant do that now, how do i fix this?

issue 2: My Belkin N150 adapter isn't working at all, how can i get this to work so i can actually use my internet?
 
Old 01-28-2013, 03:25 PM   #2
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Why does it think you have two desktops? And when you say two desktops, are you referring to two workspaces, two X sessions, two monitors, or two video cards? You say that you're on the desktop with "nothing on it", by nothing do you mean no icons? no toolbars? Or just black with nothing at all?

You likely need drivers for the Belkin. Have you tried searching?
 
Old 01-28-2013, 03:54 PM   #3
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two desktops???

Are you referring to the "workspace" as posted above

the toolbar at the bottom of the screen has ether 2 or 4 "workspace" on it ( bottom right next to the clock)

A "workspace" is a virtual desktop , and has been part of linux and apples mac for almost forever .

They DO come in very handy ,but you can disable it if you want .


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My Belkin N150 adapter isn't working at all, how can i get this to work so i can actually use my internet?
cent like Red Hat is foremost designed for a server in a server room ,and not for home use
Now it can and is used on home desktop computers
I DO NOT use my install of Scientificlinux 6.3 for everyday use ( i use OpenSUSE 12.1 for that )
-- it is NOT the best tool for that job --
i use it for running scientific lab software --
it is a VERY good choice as a tool for that --


with cent being a free rebuild of RHEL 6.3 it is a very manual operating system
you need to set up and configure most things

CentOS dose add in programs for better use on a home system , but....

being designed primarily for a server wireless support is , well, lacking

see the centos wiki
http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Laptop...%28wireless%29


as to your "Belkin N150 adapter"
this cent forum post
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb...34105&forum=57
and
https://www.centos.org/modules/newbb...topic_id=40403
or
see this ubuntu howto
you will need to transpose the ubuntu instructions into red hat instructions
cent dose NOT use "sudo" by default
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1841953

Last edited by John VV; 01-28-2013 at 03:59 PM.
 
Old 01-28-2013, 04:46 PM   #4
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Sorry that "two desktops" was a bit weird, I mean two monitors and im stuck on the one with nothing on it but i believe i can fix it with gnome-control-center through terminal, also thanks for the Belkin related links, it seems easy enough to get working
 
Old 01-28-2013, 05:41 PM   #5
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Does your motherboard have a built in video card, and you're trying to use an external video card? In those cases, it's generally best to disable the on-board video in the BIOS so there's no confusion in the OS. Or if you have a video card with dual monitor outputs, make sure you're using the one labeled "1" since that's what the OS will deem the "primary" output.
 
  


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