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Old 05-29-2004, 09:11 AM   #1
Y3k
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Me again...this time easy question!


Ok, i did what u said, i downloaded Mandrake 10 and lan and internet worked greatly without i thouched nothing....now i have some questions (easy):

1-How to:

-change resolution
-modify volume level
-set home page with Mozilla
-install new programs (and where i can find them)

tnx in advance =) linux seems to be very interesting....
 
Old 05-29-2004, 09:56 AM   #2
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pls...

at least tell me how 2 change resolution with linux mandrake 10.0! I think it's easy yes?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:16 AM   #3
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not sure what desktop environment you are using, but to do it from a terminal, you need to edit the /etc/X11/XF86Config file (note: this may be slightly different name in Mandrake, but should be similar, just look around). scroll down to the section that says screen, then modes. you will see some lines like:
Code:
Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Videocard0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth     24
        SubSection "Display"
                Depth     24
                Modes    "1400x1050" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "8
00x600" "640x480"
what you need to do is make the first resolution in that list, from left to right, be the resolution that you want. in this example i am using 1400x1050. be careful not to set this higher than your monitor can handle though, as you may end up with a blank screen if you set this too high. and if you have any more questions, feel free to ask here.

hope this helps.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:23 AM   #4
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to restart X, press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace. note: this may take you back to the login screen, but when you log back in your resolution should be what you specified.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 10:28 AM   #5
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if you are using kde, you can go to kmenu->system settings->display (it should prompt you for the root password) then change it here. not sure about gnome.

hope this helps.
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:14 PM   #6
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the problem is i can't modify that file since i'm not logged as root...how can i log as root in interface 5?
 
Old 05-29-2004, 01:16 PM   #7
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type su then password ( NOTE: you will not see the passwd typed in )
 
  


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