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Old 06-22-2003, 09:48 PM   #1
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RedHat 9 Questions


Hi all,

I've just installed Linux RedHat 9 and I downloaded Mozilla Firedbird 0.6 for my browser of choice. I have a bunch of questions but what I would really like to know the most is how to change the resolution. Current it's very large and while the GUI is all nice and pretty I prefer to have it smaller. I'm going to download drivers for my video card (ATI Radeon 8500LE) but where do I go to actually change the resolution?

I appreciate all the help I receive. I'm new to Linux so this is a learning process for me, but I think it will be fun.

Thanks,
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Old 06-22-2003, 10:01 PM   #2
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There's a couple of ways to do this. You can go under the red hat menu to system settings/display and change your resolution settings from there. To make those changes take effect, you have to restart your X server by hitting ctrl-alt-backspace. To change resolution without restarting you X server, however, you can type ctrl-alt-plus or ctrl-alt-minus. Make sure its the + or - on the number keypad and not the ones next to the backspace key. Have fun!
 
Old 06-22-2003, 10:08 PM   #3
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Hi,

Thanks for the reply! What version of XFree am I using? I went to get the drivers but I had to choose between XFree 4.1.0 and XFree 4.2.0. While I'm at it, how do I make Mozilla Firebird my default browser as opposed to regular Mozilla (I don't like Mozilla)? Again, thanks for the help!
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:27 PM   #4
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Your using XFree86 4.3.0

You have to change you MIME settings to make Firebird your default browser.
 
Old 06-22-2003, 11:30 PM   #5
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Hi,

Thanks for that. How would I go about doing this? Also, when I try to open up Firebird it tells me, "The program Mozilla Firebird could not be found". How do I fix this?

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Old 06-23-2003, 06:10 PM   #6
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To change your MIME settings go to your control center (in the red hat menu again, or also in the start here icon on the desktop) and go to File Associations. This may be listed under something like KDE components. If you can't find it, just search in the control center for MIME types. Now open up the Text sub-menu and find HTML. Under Application Preference Order, click on Firebird and then Move Up to put it at the top of the list. If it's not listed, add it by selecting Add and type in the executable name.

As for why Firebird won't start, I don't really know. How are you trying to start it? If you hit Alt-F2 (Run Command) and type in the executable name does it run then? It could be that whatever icon you're clicking on isn't linked correctly. Try right-clicking on it and checking if it points to the right place.
 
  


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