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Old 01-31-2004, 12:59 AM   #1
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2 hdd's one ext the other fat 32 whats the code?


hey i have one 80 g hd with 40 xp 40 mandrake 9.1

i have another 120g hd thats fat 32 cos of xp

just wonder how do i get mandrake to know that there is another hd but in fat 32?

thanks guys if you can help
 
Old 01-31-2004, 01:11 AM   #2
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nm ive figured it out lol

soz bout that
 
Old 01-31-2004, 01:23 AM   #3
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however i do have one question

atm my monitor is on 800x700 but id like it to be 1024x768 ive looked in the control panel under monitors but it doesnt have mine, its a samtron 56E

would anyone know how id go about getin a driver or something so it is able to change to 1024? thanks
 
Old 01-31-2004, 01:30 AM   #4
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just edit the xf86config file..........should be in /etc/X11
 
Old 01-31-2004, 02:52 AM   #5
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im a newb what are you on about?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 03:37 AM   #6
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How you change the resolution depends on your distribution, which is it?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:11 AM   #7
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spot on!

Quote:
Originally posted by Cheezel_X
im a newb what are you on about?
The file in Mandrake may be XF86Config-4 instead of just plain XF86Config, but the rest of it should be the same. So look at mine ->
Code:
mingdao@paul:Sat Jan 31 19:04:18~$ pico /etc/X11/XF86Config
<snip, snip>
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200"
    Monitor     "Philips LCD 150B4"

# If your card can handle it, a higher default color depth (like 24 or 32)
# is highly recommended.

#   DefaultDepth 8
#   DefaultDepth 16
   DefaultDepth 24
#   DefaultDepth 32

# "1024x768" is also a conservative usable default resolution.  If you
# have a better monitor, feel free to try resolutions such as
# "1152x864", "1280x1024", "1600x1200", and "1800x1400" (or whatever your
# card/monitor can produce)

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       32
        Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
Now, whilst you're in a cute GUI, find a console and login as root so you can edit that file. I do think it's going to be /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
cause I think Mandy is some kinda DeadRat clone. Anyway, you'll need to make sure you have 1024x768 first choice under a Subsection "Display,"
and then uncomment the appropriate DefaultDepth. Just stick with 24, don't try 32 bit. NB: Comment means put a # in front of something -
uncomment means remove the # from in front of something.

Does this make sense to you? If you search our Mandrake forum you might find the answer there. It's been asked a jillion times :}

After you edit the file, best thing to do is hit Ctrl + Alt + Backspace to kill your X-server, then type startx to bring it back...

Alternately, you can run xf86config if Mandy has it, and set it in there. Actually, that might be a tad easier right now :}
 
Old 01-31-2004, 06:38 PM   #8
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thanks mate ill try my best, my the force be with me lol
 
Old 01-31-2004, 08:49 PM   #9
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my distro is 9.1 running kde 3.1
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:23 PM   #10
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cheezel_X
my distro is 9.1 running kde 3.1
9.1 is a version...your distribution is Mandrake...you did okay, mate - that was in your first thread 2 times LOL

spot on!
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:32 PM   #11
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lol all this linux jargon

whats going on!!!!!!!!!!
 
Old 01-31-2004, 10:57 PM   #12
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Quote:
Originally posted by Cheezel_X
lol all this linux jargon

whats going on!!!!!!!!!!
The user control panel (user cp) button at the top of this page will allow you to enter your distribution, which will help members when they read your thread. As one guy pointed out, different distros use different methods of doing things, so when someone looks to answer your question it will help if they know "which Linux" you are using. Your location can also be helpful sometimes. Let's people know things like the time zone where you live, what type of hardware may be available where you live, or why your English isn't really good. Those are subjective, but that's the way I think. For instance, you can see I live in China. The whole country has only one time zone, GMT +08:00, and we don't use daylight savings time.

Have you been able to get your resolution to 1024x768? Please let us know.
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:00 PM   #13
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wow thanks

um sure ill make sure ill do it next time

well no i havent got it to 1024 yet

but im in the control center messing around with the hard ware

and i found my grahix card and it says its at 1024 at the moment but its still 800x600 when you look in the resolution

any ideas?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:05 PM   #14
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ok wait a sec

i was in the consolve and i make a new xconfig file

but cos it didnt overright the old config file i saved it as a new one

so now i know where the config file is how do i overright the old one? and where is the old one?
 
Old 01-31-2004, 11:05 PM   #15
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The best idea I could come up with is in my first post. Post your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file and let us have a look at it.
 
  


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