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Old 08-11-2011, 11:05 PM   #1
superdave89
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Question urgent cant get anywhere on linux i think i might have messed up some settings


ok so here it is i have just started with linux for my first time and im messing around with the desktop screens etc... i even had it hooked up to my hdtv hince my problem i think i had it set up for the dual screen with my hdtv being set up as "above" now i cant see any panels i cant open any programs and im confused what should i do??????? also a little about me i dont really understand computer talk so if you could break it down into stupid talk for me that would be great
 
Old 08-11-2011, 11:35 PM   #2
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Well. You need to mention what distro you are running for starters. A good way to find out in terminal is

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$ cat /etc/issue
Welcome to antiX. Powered by Debian Testing and MEPIS.
or

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$ lsb_release -a
Distributor ID:	Debian
Description:	Debian GNU/Linux testing (wheezy)
Release:	testing
Codename:	wheezy
Which Desktop you are running like KDE,Gnome 2,Unity,Gnome 3, Icewm, XFCE, E17, Fluxbox, I think I covered newbie desktops.

That would be a good starting point for your next post. Also state exactly what you did to create the problems. Think about what exact steps you took to use dual screens in next post and I am sure members will help if you elaborate better and give more detailed info. We are not mind readers here or standing behind you looking over your shoulder. We are flying blind in this thread so far.

Happy Trails, Rok
 
Old 08-11-2011, 11:37 PM   #3
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Start by re-booting the computer and telling us what comes up. Do you get a command line prompt, a blank screen or what?
(and please don't use words like 'urgent'. It upsets some people since we're all volunteers here )
 
Old 08-11-2011, 11:51 PM   #4
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it is the kde platform and i was in the screen display settings i had changed the setting to be a daul setting with my hdtv as the top part of the screen and everything worked fine until my comp was restarted it started giving me blank screens and it looked like the image background was all bunched up to one side of the screen so i restarted the computer again and that was fine but now the top screen is a clone of the actual laptop and the panels disappeared i hope this is a little more disriptive also i cant bring up anything such as firefox

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Old 08-12-2011, 02:10 AM   #5
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it is the kde platform and i was in the screen display settings i had changed the setting to be a daul setting with my hdtv as the top part of the screen and everything worked fine until my comp was restarted it started giving me blank screens and it looked like the image background was all bunched up to one side of the screen so i restarted the computer again and that was fine but now the top screen is a clone of the actual laptop and the panels disappeared i hope this is a little more disriptive also i cant bring up anything such as firefox
When replying to a question please provide as much concise information as possible (which version of KDE, which distro{debian, opensuse, ubuntu}?). This is important because they use different kernel versions, libraries, and resources.

Tom
 
Old 08-12-2011, 11:27 AM   #6
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When replying to a question please provide as much concise information as possible (which version of KDE, which distro{debian, opensuse, ubuntu}?). This is important because they use different kernel versions, libraries, and resources.

Tom
well idk what a distro is i told you guys idk computer talk so plz talk in stupid terms for me
 
Old 08-12-2011, 04:29 PM   #7
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well idk what a distro is i told you guys idk computer talk so plz talk in stupid terms for me
When you boot your computer with whatever Linux you have, it should show a name during bootup. Opensuse, Ubuntu, Fedora, etc.. are some of the more popular. Where did you get your distribution of Linux? Download site? From a magazine? Other source?
 
  


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