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Old 07-03-2005, 02:44 PM   #1
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Newbie just installed slack - quick questions


just installed my first linux machine. I am a complete begininer. A few problems,

my screen is at a resolution of 800*600 how can i increase this there r no more options in the KDE

2) no sound, gives message "Error while initiating sound devce, device/dev/dsp cant be opened"

3)system dectects my USB flash drive (from the info centre), but i dont know how to open it

Any help will be greatly appreciated
Old 07-03-2005, 03:03 PM   #2
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Hi and welcome to linux and slackware. If you haven't already seen it, here's shilo's slackware guide: - this is very cool.

resolution: (I like jed for an editor- you can use something else)
# jed /etc/X11/xorg.conf
it's under the screen secton, fairly far down.

check out shilo's guide for sound-

umm... google- for mount- you need to find out how to mount- or navegate using the command line- it's online, you'll find it.

Old 07-04-2005, 12:11 AM   #3
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For increasing your resolution, you might have to adjust refresh rates of your monitor.
You cn do that in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.

For mounting your USB flash drive try:

mount -t vfat (or whatever filesystem it uses) /dev/sda(1) /mnt/floppy

This would mount your flash drive to /mnt/floppy.

To find out as what the flash disk is detected, plug it in and type:


you'll see some messages about usb mass storage and what device it is.

Good luck,

Greetz Isis
Old 07-04-2005, 09:01 AM   #4
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thought: to avoid mounting the usb drive under floppy, couldn't you edit fstab? (/etc/fstab)



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