Doesn't that ring hell to you experienced users?
Hi I am fairly new to linux but have installed a few distros in the past. However, I am not very confident with command line stuff (terminals, etc). Now that you're probably groaning I'll ask my question. I installed Fedora a few days ago on my Dell Inspiron 1100 which has a 1024 display. Fedora seems to like to default to 640, and I can't switch to to any other res.. This, in a word, sucks. So I was reading some posts and I saw a link to a third-party patch on a geocities site. But that's gone.
Here are my specs:
Dell 1100 w/ 1024 display
intel 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV graphics controller
P4 2.2 gig
The specs are taken from windows, in linux the graphics controller showed up as 845G I think. If somebody could help me get the resolution set as 1024 with a good color depth that'd be great. Also I use my laptop as my main computer so at home I hook it up to a Sony CRT.. I'll tackle that later though. For now, the laptop. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks. Oh yeah, BIOS vs. = A22.