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Old 08-04-2007, 07:38 PM   #1
Amir Menesy
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Unhappy 3 problems network/resolutions/mouse

hey everyone,
first of all thanx Nylex for your post on how to install Ubuntu it worked

i have 3 main issues at the moment on Ubuntu that i didnt have on mandriva although mandriva had another problem that was that it didn't want to read any other partitions except the one its installed on.
anyway back to the point now that Ubuntu is on and running i have done all the updates that there were so i couldn't blame myself if it was all in the updates so now here are my main points

1. i have a wireless network usb-stick but Ubuntu doesn't recognize it at all as i plug it in and try to manually connect it doesn't show anything but a wired connection or dial-up to choose from.

2. my screen resolutions is 1024x768 while my laptops' LCD screen can go up to 1280x800?? or 864 ro something like that :S (cant really remember) how can i make the resolutions up as it should be?

3. on my touchpad there are 2 parts one part for moving the mouse around the screen and the other for the scrolling now the problem is that the scrolling part doesnt scroll but works as the rest of the touchpad

my laptop is an asus f5m
Ram 1GB
graphics card nvidia geforce go 6100
processor 1.81Ghz AMD sempron

if anyone has a solution to any of this than i would be grateful!

thanx Amir
Old 08-04-2007, 08:17 PM   #2
Simon Bridge
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1. You understand, of course, that not all wireless USB stuff is created equal. Nobody can help you if you do not specify which device this is.

The best way is from within linux:


Also - google is your freind. Wireless needs to be configured, we do not expect it to go out of the box.

2. Ubuntu chooses the highest screen resolution your card tells it that it supports. For safety, where there is any doubt, very high resolutions are not used. You can alter screen resolution in your xorg.conf

sudo cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf.original
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

add the desired screen resolution at the beginning of the Modes line in the screen section. Restart X.

3. You need to enable the exact touchpad. What kind is it?

Note: to scroll a synaptics touchpad, you run your fingernail up and down the right hand edge. If you point the mouse at a scrollbar, the scroll function should work.

thanx Nylex for your post on how to install Ubuntu it worked
If you are going to refer to something really helpful to you: link to it. Think oy all the newbies searching for ubuntu install help, reading this, and cursing: "where is that @#$! post?"


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