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Old 08-27-2005, 02:43 PM   #1
PulsarSL
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Max Resolution - Wireless Driver - KDE Themes


How can I change the max screen res (now 800x600) and screen refresh rate (now 73 Hz)?? I don't have an xorg.conf file in /etc/x11. Windows reports that my monitor supports up to 1200x800 (it's a widescreen laptop) and a refresh rate of 60 Hz, but it hasn't burst into flames yet.

Also, how can I get it to recognize my wireless card? It's built into the laptop, it's not pcmcia. Intel PRO/Wireless LAN 2100 3b Mini PCI Adapter.

I *think* I need this http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Ipw2100 but I'm very new to Linux and I'm not sure how to go about this.

The network hardware section doesn't show any hardware other than eth0, my ethernet card. How can I install this driver and get my card to even be recognized as "there".

One more annoyance for you: which desktop environment do these screenshots use? I'm pretty sure it's KDE, but I'm not sure. How do they get those widgety things also like the calendar and CPU temp?

http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?scr...55bcab1a2bbb490

Thanks for your help,
PulsarSL
 
Old 08-27-2005, 04:28 PM   #2
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For the wireless issue, check this out:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/hcl/sh...cat=140&page=1

This is an entry from the HCL here at LQ.

You don't have an xorg.conf? What files appear in /etc/X11

The link you provide to screenshots only leads to a page that says "results 0 of 0". If it is KDE the "widgety things" is part of karamba or gkrellm. Karamba is mainly in KDE, but gkrellm can be used with any desktop environment.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 04:34 PM   #3
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Hi,
I have no idea about freebsd so won't be able to help on the first one. For wireless ethernet card...go to IPW2100 website. You will need to install the firmware and driver to be able to use the card. Download the source package...unpack the file and read the README and INSTALL files that came with the source package. If you have specific questions...come here and post back and anybody will help you.

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which desktop environment do these screenshots use? I'm pretty sure it's KDE, but I'm not sure. How do they get those widgety things also like the calendar and CPU temp?
Here's the answer from below the screenshot you pointed to
The window manager is FVWM and the cool things you see on desktop are due to gdesklets

- gDesklets : An advanced architecture for desktop applets -- tiny displays sitting on your desktop in a symbiotic relationship of eye candy and usefulness.
- FVWM : An extremely powerful ICCCM-compliant multiple virtual desktop window manager for the X Window system.


Good luck,
Tux,
 
Old 08-27-2005, 05:05 PM   #4
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Sorry about that link,
http://www.lynucs.org/index.php?scre...e517c&p=screen

As for the wireless... is it safe to upgrade my firmware, and will it affect the way it works in Windows? Will it effect speed? Is it third party or made by Intel?

Let me switch to my linux (dual boot) and I'll post my /etc/X11 files.
 
Old 08-27-2005, 05:16 PM   #5
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EDIT:

OK, resolution is fixed... maybe I didn't reboot after editing the file or something, sorry for the confusion.

BUT I still have the refresh rate problem. It's set at 76 Hz and Windows says my panel only supports 60. Shouldn't it be in a big smouldering heap by now?

How can I set it to 60? I didn't see it in the XF86Config-4 file.

Thanks,
PulsarSL

Last edited by PulsarSL; 08-27-2005 at 05:28 PM.
 
  


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