Well, this is my first post and it's a beg for help, so let's hope this doesn't become too much of a pattern.
I am completely new to linux. I just had a friend install Fedora on my Dell Latitiude C800 and I'm having a parade of problems. A starters list is as follows.
- I do not know how to install a video driver
- Fedora doesn't know what type of monitor I have, and neither do I.
- I need to install Flash
- I need to install Java
- I need to get my resolution higher than 800x600
Any help at all would be great. Keep in mind that, as much as I am used to computers, command lines I am a little rusty. Windows has been my bane for years and linux is... different. A dumbed down, step by step set of instructions would be a lifesaver.
As a side not, I'm also a newb to these forums so if I screw up, feel free to let me know what I should be doing different.
And as a last note, I've been thinking of installing Ubuntu, since I tried a Live CD and I didn't have the video problems. Any advice on a different distro would be great.
Begging - Indref.