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Old 06-28-2004, 11:02 PM   #16
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Try
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
and choose the values for your system
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:04 PM   #17
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After I exit Xwindows I can see an error that says
(EE) Configured Mouse: cannot determine the mouse protocol

What the HE!! does that mean?

I'm gonna go crazy try'in to learn Linux I just know it.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:10 PM   #18
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Okay,
trying dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86, what is dfconf? and should I let it do something
automatically?
I know /dev is device but what does ttyS0, ttyS1, ttypsaux, etc. Mean?
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:14 PM   #19
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oops!!!!!!

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 really screwed everything up now Xwindows won't even load at all.
F**K S**T P**S
Do I have to reinstall AGAIN?????????
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:19 PM   #20
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First you need to calm down. You DON'T reinstall over a configuration issue. It won't do you any good. Just waste time.

rerun
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

your mouse will probably be /dev/psaux

I think you can choose a "simple" which will do most for you
or try different values for your settings. Take your time.
 
Old 06-28-2004, 11:30 PM   #21
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mandrake and knoppix are different linux distros. Debian might be a little too tough for u right now. like everyone else is saying try mandrake or knoppix first. The beauty of Knoppix is that it can run right off the cd without having to install to the hardrive. and mandrake is really user friendly. try these first, learn a little more about linux then go back to Debian.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:41 AM   #22
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okay,
I will try to stay calm..... this is so confusing..... But I want to try to run Linux.
I am going to try to run the reconfigure again.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:45 AM   #23
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Speaking as another noob, I think you need to try another distro. Sounds like the one you've got just doesn't like your computer and/or is too difficult to set up. I've had similar problems myself with a couple distros. Mandrak, for instance, would always lock-up on me while booting and SUSE, for whatever reason, didn't like some of my hardware. Don't ask me why because I don't know! LOL

Like I said, I'm a noob too, but I've had the most luck with Redhat / Fedora distros (Fedora Core is the free home user version of Redhat Linux and Yellow Dog is the PPC port of Redhat). I've set them up on several boxes with a variety of hardware and they all worked great! It's a popular opinion on the forums here that Fedora is a good distro for beginners, perhaps just because it comes with fewer headaches. In any case, I'd highly recommend Fedora Core 2.

You can download the iso files for Fedora Core 2
by following this link:

http://fedora.redhat.com/

I'd suggest going to a mirror to download the iso files rather than the Fedora Project FTP site itself since it sees a lot of trafic.

http://fedora.redhat.com/download/mirrors.html

If you do get FC2 up and running on your box (takes about 40 min with a 50x CDROM), I'd suggest removing the version of YUM that comes with the distro and replacing it with the pre-configured YUM from Freshrpms.net.

http://ftp.freshrpms.net/pub/freshrp...a/linux/2/yum/

YUM is one of FC2's strong points. It makes installing software with painfully complex dependencies (one of Linux's major drawbacks for the average user) rather easy.

Hope that helps!
 
Old 06-29-2004, 12:52 AM   #24
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Thank You so much darthtux
It worked kinda I have a WORKING MOUSE NOW.
BUT, how can I get my resolution to 800x600??????

I finally get to look around Linux through a GUI though.

resolution,
can you help please?
 
Old 06-29-2004, 09:56 AM   #25
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Wolfy,

Congrats, you're learning already

The first thing you want to do is open up a terminal and type
Code:
su
enter the root password
then
Code:
cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11 bak.XF86Config-4
your maybe XF86Config without the -4

this will backup your current configuration incase you need to go back to it

then
Code:
kedit /etc/X11/XFConfig-4
Scroll down to the section that says
Section "Screen"
in that section there will be a
DefaultDepth
make note of what the number is to the right

A little below that will be
SubSection "Display"
Depth [Depth_you_saw_above]
Modes "1024x768" "800x600"

What you want to change is the Modes line. Make sure 800x600 is first and 640x480 second

save and exit, then restart X
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:04 AM   #26
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Good, This mean that you installed it good. Jst gotta configure it....
Look at the post i gave up there and tell us what you got. We'll help you configure it.
Tell yourself.:Configuring linux aint harder than windows, just different...
 
Old 06-29-2004, 10:20 AM   #27
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This is Debian (Amen) and he has already used a config program and has it going.

Manually editing the config file like I said in post #25 or running
dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 are the best options. Just make sure you back up the current config file first.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 11:12 AM   #28
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I highly recommend you to use the new debian installer :
http://www.debian.org/devel/debian-installer/

It's a lot easier and it's hardware probing is a lot better.
Also, the drivers from woody are truly ancient and outdated.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 03:30 PM   #29
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wolfy; I will repeat again! slow down take it easy, oh u r 'A' type character
anxiuos and every thing done NOW! so slow down take it easy , try not to do everything at once. at least that is what see from all your messages, doing to much and not doing bit by bit till u get comfortable with linux. any distro; some are complex some easy. neverthe less it is not windows. we have to do all the work to make it work our way. amen. no not a put down.
just a bit hard encouragement! oh Wolfy do take time to read as much as u can on evry thing possible. the more u know the more will make it easier.
 
Old 06-29-2004, 08:19 PM   #30
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Thanks alot everbody I very much appreciate all your help!

Problem:

Why is the color all screwy in X windows? There are yellow lines every where and strange hashing
around selected Items, it makes it real hard to read things.

The terminal window I brought in xwindows is mostly yellowish and I can't read the
characters I'm typing or very badly at best.

Any suggestions?
 
  


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