Originally Posted by smay
Hi, due to being fed up with having to purchase yet another license of windows i decided to crosss over to fedora core 5 (tried 6 but it went crazy and couldn't set res to anything other one so high i couldn't read anything on screen).
I want to install some drivers for my nvidia 7950 so it will display widescreen. Problem is i'm a linux noob and have no idea how to do this.
On top of this i am using the alsa drivers for my onboard sound, and all i can get through speakers is a buzzing noise?!
Dont really care about the sound for the moment but i really need to figure out the graphics drivers.
Check the horizontal and vertical frequencies of your monitor (find them in the manual of you monitor, or somewhere on the net)
enter those values in your xorg.conf file (or xfree). Also put the resolution you want, for example 1680*1050, in your xorg.conf file) Your graphics card will surely support it.., since i have the gf5200 FX, "old" cheap card, and it support my current resolution, 1680*1050, as well.
for your audio problem.. if your current alsa config supports your audo chip, try "alsamixer" in the console to unmute your card.