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Old 08-26-2004, 07:19 PM   #16
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Wow. *that* is sad.
 
Old 08-26-2004, 08:00 PM   #17
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>the command for powering off my computer from the text only mode

(try as a user) but, Might need to either su or logon as root. And, then, either of the next two:

halt

shutdown -h now

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Old 08-26-2004, 08:12 PM   #18
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them video configs sometimes marvelously turn out nice on their own. Other times they can be all sorts of fun (attempting to get working alright) on different hardwares and different Linux distros.

If a hardware doesn't (auto) detect, often a distro has option to enter in manually the suitable parameters. Need careful to not over exceed the monitor's capability when doing this. VERY important keep within the manufacturer's specs the monitor, do not over exceed.

can you look up all the specs on your monitor from, the laptop manufacturer web site?

Might able take those, enter them somewhere. where I'm unsure on Suse. Perhaps Yast? Look.

That's all that I know on it.

Alan.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 12:56 AM   #19
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" poweroff " will shut you down
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:32 AM   #20
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You should really have a look at Linux-Laptop with these issues - or try posting them in the LQ "Linux - Laptop and Handheld" forum, since the more experienced tend to frequent it. Here, you'll mostly find people describing themselves like I do below - the "stage 2" group, too experienced to call ourselves newbies, too much amateurs to find a more fitting term.
 
Old 08-27-2004, 03:24 PM   #21
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Well I already tried "poweroff" well i will try shutdown -h and halt or something. Well can someone (moderator hopefully J.W.) move the apropiate posts to laptop/handhelds forum so i dont have to repost. I am plain *disturbed*.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 04:10 AM   #22
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ryan&carl i wasnt talking to you or at you so
i was just asking to explain further cuz i know nothing of text mode or of linux and i had been in text mode and couldnt get back to kde.
I have a samtron 77v monitor and a ati rage 128 pro card.
During re-installing SuSe i had changed it in the specifications or gui from 5 to 3 and ended up booting in text mode instead of kde also besides.
 
Old 08-28-2004, 08:44 AM   #23
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type 'startx' and press enter to go to kde. its just that easy. wow it's disturbing that you didnt see when i wrote that.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:00 PM   #24
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tried that already sorry! not working! lol
 
Old 08-30-2004, 12:15 PM   #25
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on your last Q....
just type #halt , ( and don't be rude... )

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Old 08-30-2004, 03:19 PM   #26
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Well then I dont know what to do pheonix since i dont know much about linux myself and egag is right, dont be rude.
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:44 PM   #27
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I love the patience all the great people here with the rude and the new. After reading along with this thread, here is my suggestion ryan&carl. Read this very informative post on how to ask a question in a forum and get a good answer. Please be sure to make note of the section RTFM & STFW, you will find it most useful.

http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html
 
Old 08-30-2004, 07:57 PM   #28
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well..guess i agree with that one ....
( just typing ''things don't work '' doesn't give enough info for a good reply )


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Old 08-31-2004, 06:52 AM   #29
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Look who's talking about being rude!
 
Old 08-31-2004, 07:11 AM   #30
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well....Dylbyrt45 was just trying to give a hint on how to put questions, so you get (or find )
usable answers . and i agree with that.
that's not rude, just trying to help.

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