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Qst. 1 windows/panels(whatever) in gnome are larger that i can see. i.e. i can only read PART of most them. should i set my resolution higher and if so how?
Qst. 2 how do i adjust my network settings. i thought i configed it right when i set it up but it won't let me browse the net and i can't find the settings???
Qst. 3 i had like 4 other partions on my computer. i left them alone during the install, but can't get to them in linux. Fat 32. how can i read/mount them?
Qst. 4 how do i install enlightenment[or anything else for that matter]? i'd like to put some sawfish themes on it, how? btw, these files are on one of the other partitons.
Thanks, this will solve my major frustrations. It took me a month to get a working install, and now i'm stuck HERE. i must have installed over 12 or so times. i think it's my hardware:
=Duron 650 [OCed to 701.2mhz]
=Voodoo 3500 AGP TV i HATE it. i doesn't let windows sleep/hibernate, thus my box is noisey all day
=IBM DTLA 30G ATA/100 HD
=USB Intellimouse Explorer [i love it]
=384Megs of PC150 BGA memory
=A3D Vortex platinum 8830 soundcard
=Pioneer 16X/40x Slot loading DVD
=4U Black ATX Rackmount case
I built and configed myself. Love of my life since
Please tell me what needs to be fixed for my box to be sweet. I miss the relationship we used to have, but feel that we've matured past windows... haha.
okay, i figured oUt from some OTHER newsgroups how to change my res. and adjust my network settings. But how do i access my other partions? i've tried #mount /dev/hda*** whatever. i even pqmagic.exe to convert 2 of them to fat16. how do i read them???
btw, is there a good site with just a LIST of commands and what they do. That's what i really need. all i know is DOS and WIN GUI stuff.
okay, i tried the #mount -t and it gave no errors but just returned me to the command line. even if i mount a partition, where do i find it?
i have Guiness RH 7[?] how would i recompile the kernel to add FAT support? does that include fat32? the newest kernal i have [2.4.1] is on the FAT partition???
i did hdparm -t /dev/hda
64MB in 21.50sec = 2.98MB/Sec
that's on a 2 month old ATA/100 IBM DTLA Deskstar with a 2MB buffer, isn't that a little slow? i'm figuring it's not using the right UDMA
okay great. things are so good now i'm even typing this on my linux box. i got the other partions mounted and fixed the network settings. THANKS A BUNCH. i'm still having windows that are bigger than my screen can handle, what's up with that?
What exactly do you mean that you have windows bigger than your screen? Do you mean that you cannot see the title bar and only part of the program or is it that the windows look big but you can see everything?
like when i try a game [xboing] i have it all the way to the top of the screen and i still can't see the bottom 2 inches. same goes for the gnome configuration panel- i can only see HALF of the "try ok revert..." buttons. this is AFTER i have minimized as much as possible, or tryed to maximise to "fit screen" i.e.= some of my windows are larger than my desktop space.