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Old 03-12-2005, 11:29 AM   #1
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mandrake issues


hey guys,

i just installed mandrake (10.2 i think), and it works great, but i have some questions:

1) i have two monitors on my radeon 9600 (one vga, one dvi-vga adapter). how do i get linux to recognize both of these as separate monitors and screens so i can have a desktop with 2560x1024 resolution. i believe xp did this by default. i have tried a couple of tutorials involving xinerama and XConfig86, but no avail.

2) i have one of those ati tv wonder (the cheapest version) tv cards. i would like to watch tv in linux. any advice as to the best software out there? also, i've heard you can download plugins and stuff to improve the quality of your reception. is this true?

3) back when i had fedora, i used apt with the synaptic gui for package management. it was very powerful and easy. i have downloaded apt and synaptic for fedora, but there seem to be no repositories on my apt installation. where do i find new repositories (any advice) and how do i add them to apt/synaptic.

thanks for all your help guys,
tk
 
Old 03-12-2005, 11:45 AM   #2
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2) http://linux.bytesex.org/xawtv/
 
Old 03-12-2005, 12:37 PM   #3
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Apt is a great tool..

For Mandrake, though, I would reccomend using the included URPMI. You can set sources by following the instructions on this site.
 
Old 03-12-2005, 01:35 PM   #4
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thanks for the replies guys...

any input about the dual monitor thing?
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:15 AM   #5
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The only thing I can think to say is to check the Mandrake Control Center, I beleive there was a way to config dual monitors through there.
 
Old 03-13-2005, 11:50 AM   #6
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erm, I can't be sure but have you tried searching LQ for "dual head" and "dual monitor", as I seem to recall reading something about setting up X for 2 monitors somewhere (possibly here, but maybe at mandrake users, though equally it may have been at the gentoo forums).

Sorry I can't really help much!

regards

John
 
  


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