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Hi all I am new to this Forum, and in dire need of help, I just stared using Fedora 6 last night and all seems fine up to changing my screen resolution. I saw some older threads on it and when I run the gedit etc/x11/xorg.conf command I get the xorg.conf terminal where I am supposed to change the resolution but there is nothing displayd in the terminal. This is frustrating b/c everything is huge! and does not fit the screen. I should also mention that I did try system admin display etc. but no luck.
and then the gedit text editor (gnome default) should open with the file, not inside terminal but in a new window (gedit).
If you have KDE you will use a different text editor kate or something like that i think so it would be kate xorg.conf or if you really want to edit it in terminal then do vi gedit xorg.conf
Last edited by mitchell7man; 05-29-2007 at 09:41 PM.
Thanks guys I got it working don't even know how to be honest I am like the super newb when it comes to linux.
Now another question and please don't laugh at this dumb-ass.
I have my data copied to DVD when I go into places then computer I can see my dvd rom but when I try to open the contents and click on it I get "unable to mount drive" what am I missing? I tried right-click and then mount but that brings up the same error.
also what torrent client to use looks like Utorrent does not support linux? Is there something better?
Thanks so much for all your input.
I have to admit that I like the feel of Fedora but it is a little frustrating at times too for me as I was a MS zombie for so long.
Didn't notice what distro you're using, but things like editing the xorg.conf are usually a root function (unless you're using ubuntu), so you'd have to do
first and then input your root password, then do the
to get the file up to edit or if you are using ubuntu
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
and I think it'll ask for a password before it will open gedit with the file for you to edit.
p.s. Oh, just re-read your original post - gedit and FC6 - got it! Personally I hate gnome with a passion. I find myself on more familiar ground using KDE i.e. it feels more familiar/windows like (and I haven't used windows for about 4 years). So I only really know where to tell you to find the resolution controls in the "K control centre"
Hi John I will see if I can get it changed to KDE tonight, Like right now i am at the stage where, it's a mission to shutdown my machine! lol
Check out the Ubuntu forums Boer Seun, it'll be something daft, like
sudo apt-get install kubuntu desktop
I recall that it's not difficult, just a case of getting the actual package name and upper/lower case spelling right.
As for the "shutdown mission", there's always the old fall back. It's known as the o.n.o.f.f. switch trick
p.s. Oh and it's excellent to see that some of the minor pit falls haven't "scared you off". Some people just don't get, that linux isn't hard, it's just different and bog all like windows in the larger sense - even if you can make it look pretty damn similar and the apps work in the same way as the windows defaults! Personally I'd say "why'd you want to do that"?, but then again, it often helps to at least "feel" some familiarity, until you "get your head round it"!
I tried Kubuntu and while I liked it, it seemed to be big and bulky with much longer boot and shutdown times than Ubuntu. I ended up going back to Ubuntu. Now that Fedora 7 is out I plan to wipe my W$ partition and dual boot Linux only.