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Old 06-20-2004, 01:51 PM   #1
hardraj
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Slaskware new install on dell inspiron 4100


Hi Im new in linux - I just installed slackware on my Dell Inspiron - Im having probs with the screen res - the screen seems to be tiny and in my attempt to increase screen size (display size) i seem to have buggered it completely. When I start up KDE the screen simply flickers - so I can no longer get into KDE and correct the size- How can I correct this - and how can i increase the size?

Another thing is I have been trying to mount a Flash usb drive? how do I do it?

Thanks

Hardraj
 
Old 08-02-2004, 04:16 AM   #2
keirnna
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hope this helps

I am working on my inspiron 4100, so I'll try to help you. First of all do any of your other desktop managers work, like gnome? If not do this press ctrl + alt + <any of the Fn keys i.e. F5> This will change your runtime envirioment. Now login and go edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf with vi or whatever you know. Now read the comments in the file and change your default resolution to something different. Another good idea would be to install the nvidia drivers.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 10:26 AM   #3
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for usb flash drives

I don't have a Dell (I have a Toshiba), but I am using Slackware, so maybe this will help.

Most of the usb flash drives will show up as /dev/sda0 or /dev/sda1 (or sda2 etc). Create a mount point
mkdir /mnt/flashdrive
And try to mount sda1
mount /dev/sda1 /mnt/flashdrive

If that doesn't work, try sda0 or sda2 etc, the device number might depend on what other usb you have plugged in.

There may be ways of automounting these but I'm not sure if that works with Slackware or if there'd need to be changes to the kernel etc to support - but the above way should work in any case.


Jeff
 
Old 08-02-2004, 11:46 AM   #4
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I believe all you have to do for auto mount to work is edit your /etc/fstab and add the option of auto. Something that works in one linux should work in another, but you may have to just change some settings.
 
  


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