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Hi I am a full tilt LINUX newbie & loving it so much I NEVER wanna go baack to the MS machine again but energy fading as I fear I bought the wrong MOBO. I installed a mag distro of openSUSE10.2. Love it totally but I have only got Optus DSL to work once then after the DSL link died as it does a lot! I cannot get a web browser to work again. I cant seem to get sound & my 19" LCD just wont go to high res. The board is an ASRock K8NF6G-VSTA. Can anyone help? Am I lost & must go bacak to Uncle Bills Ranch of Terror since the MOBO is "VSTA" compatible? Did I screw up right royally? HELPP me please before I lose my new found enthusiasm! R3D
Hi I am a full tilt LINUX newbie & loving it so much I NEVER wanna go baack to the MS machine again but energy fading as I fear I bought the wrong MOBO. I installed a mag distro of openSUSE10.2. Love it totally but I have only got Optus DSL to work once then after the DSL link died as it does a lot! I cannot get a web browser to work again. I cant seem to get sound & my 19" LCD just wont go to high res. The board is an ASRock K8NF6G-VSTA. Can anyone help? Am I lost & must go bacak to Uncle Bills Ranch of Terror since the MOBO is "VSTA" compatible? Did I screw up right royally? HELPP me please before I lose my new found enthusiasm!
Anyway, If you do a search for things like sound card and video card on this very website, you'll surely find a ton of information. I'm not really familiar with SuSE but I'm guessing alsaconf might help with your sound. For the resolution on your screen, you'll need to edit your xorg.conf and most likely need to install the drivers for your video card. As for your motherboard, if you were able to install SuSE, then I'm sure you motherboard will work fine if you're willing to put some effort into it. On a side note, if you're wanting a gaming machine to play the newest games, you likely won't have much luck running them on a Linux machine. I wish it weren't true, but that's the nature of mass media in a Windows world...
In order to get the sound working, you could use this command in a terminal:
Then follow the instructions as they appear on screen and finally tweak the settings by going to Open Volume Control from the speaker icon on your panel bar. Make sure it is using the proper sound card and that none of the relevant settngs are muted.
In order to get higher resolution, you would first have to do some research, find out more about the maximum vertical and horizontal refresh rates supported by your monitor (this is vital!). Like my own LCD, it can do 31-82 horizontal and 30-75 vertical; this is for my LCD - do not just copy these unless you are sure yours supports the same settings. Once you find them, you have to edit your xorg.conf file, which is under /etc/X11. You would have to adjust the VertRefresh and HorizSync values to reflect the proper min and max refresh rates. You may also have to add higher resolution values to the Modes lines under Section Screen/Display, e.g. "1280x1024" if that does not show yet.
As for the DSL thing, I don't know. I suggest you use google, type in something like Suse or Linux and the piece of hardware that is causing you trouble.
R3Dragon, stick at, its not super easy at first but becomes alot better with a bit of experience.
Suse is definatly a good starting point for you. Firstly;
Your moniter. What graphics chip are you using? is it some sort of onboard from your mobo? or is it a graphics card. Once you have found this, get the rite drivers, then run sax from init 3 and take it from there.
Again with your sound. is it an ac'97 chip? here YaST is your friend.
Your dsl connection, if it wired or are you using wireless. if wireless, what router and wireless device are you using.
Dont be put off by what jay73 said. Allthough he is very correct, in suse there are gui tools to help with this, for people who dont have alot of experience.
If you need any specific help with this you know where to find us, particlary with the graphics.