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Old 10-28-2007, 12:34 AM   #1
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FlashDrive and Screen Rez problems

I just started using DSL on a very old computer (Toshiba 300CT)

Anyway, I have three questions, two of which should be fairly hardware independent. I'm using DSL3, not 4.

1) How do I mount a USB flash drive. I don't want to boot off the thing, I just want to use it to share data. I tried just plugging it in, and that didn't work, then tried to reboot with it in the USB connector, and that didn't work either. I went to /mnt/sda1 and looked for the files I know were on it, but they didn't show up. The flash drive works like a champ on my Ubuntu distro, so that's not the problem. If there's some way I have to manually mount the thing once it's plugged in, could someone please tell me what the command is?

2) Screen resolution. I did managed to get it to 1025x768, but that's the wrong resolution. It needs to be 1024x600 -- which is a weird resolution. I come across references to that everywhere, but no one states how to get it to work, and the one PDF file that mentions how to fix it, no longer exists. Directly changing the resolution in .xserverrc doesn't work.

3) I've created another user. I know that there was a directory created for the user, but I'd like to know how to have the x-server come up with a login prompt instead of just defaulting into the dsl account. Any ideas?

Thanks for any help!



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