I finally managed to install Debian on my PC
Could somebody please explain me how to connect to the Internet using dialup? I have a external modem zoom modem that was detected by Xandros Linux OCE 3.0 without troubles... Is it possible to avoid configuring the internet connection during the install?
Also, my computer screen [Compaq FS740... I still have the manual...] supports multiple VGA standards: 640 x 480, 800 x 600, 1024 x 768 [The one it normally uses...] and 1280 x 1024 [I am afraid of using this one because my monitor is old...] However, the resolution of the GNOME desktop is just terrible.
From what I have read (Linux Pro Magazine, Sept 2005 Issue 58) that's common and I quote:
"[T]he X server gave us an 800x600 screen resolution, although our 17 inch LCD monitor and ATI Rage 128 graphics adapter can handle 1280x1024 pixels without breaking a sweat. Giving the dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 command and relaunching the X server, by pressing [Ctrl] + [Alt] + [Backspace], took care of the problem in our case."
I tried the above as su and it didn't work... How can I fix the resolution of my screen? Is there anything that I am missing?
Has anybody managed to work around a ESS Allegro PCI sound card and make the CD player work? How? Believe me, I have read and tried a bunch of things...