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Old 06-12-2005, 05:28 AM   #1
Sensayshun
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How do I do numeroud things, change resolution etc.


Well I've just installed LBA Linux -Linux Business assocation after trying a Mepis Live CD and I'm enjoying them both (Thinking of removing my windows partition I love them so much).

But I'm stuck on a few things: Can Linux not read my other partitions because of the file format they're in? Windows can't see my Linux and Linux can't see my windows.

How do I change the resolution, I'm used to running at 1280 x 1024 and this seems to be running at either 1024 x 768 or 800 x 600.

When updating my drivers do I have to download ones specifically for Linux or will windows drivers work too?

Thanks, although I navigated here only to ask this question I think I might stay.

Ooops, one more thing, my @ key is where my " key is and vice versa so I have to press Shift + 2 to get my @ key. Is this because the keyboards set as american?
 
Old 06-12-2005, 05:40 AM   #2
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shift+2 is the @ key on an american keyboard.windows drivers won't work on linux.if there isn't a gui tool to change resolutions,you can manually edit the x11 config file to run whatever you want.windows won't see linux partitions,"unknown filesystem" at best.linux on the other hand can.you can manually mount the win partitions or edit fstab so they are mounted at boot.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 05:57 AM   #3
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I just downloaded the latest firefox for linux and the latest ATi Drivers but I have nothing that will extract a .tar and nothing that will run ATi's .run file.

I'd normally use Winace but I can't find a Linux version of it.
I found where to change the resolution but it's maximum is 1024 x 768 and I've changed the keyboard to english so the @ key works now.
 
Old 06-12-2005, 07:34 AM   #4
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https://support.ati.com/ics/support/...task=knowledge general ATI+Linux info
http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/li...4.13-inst.html ATI installation instructions
for firefox,open a terminal and : tar xzvf /directory the installer is in/firefox-1.0.4.installer.tar.gz
the normal directory should be something like /home/username/download
after the ati driver install it may be possible to swith to a higher resolution with the gui tools,if not then editing /etc/X11 is still possible.
http://www.mozilla.org/products/fire...ses/1.0.4.html firefox installation instructions

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