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Old 01-31-2004, 05:05 PM   #1
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help please

first off
Hi everyone just signed up.
anywho I just installed the fedora project and now have a duel boot system with win xp pro. the problem is that I know nothing about linux on how to rectify any problems such as crashes ect.

so heres my question. why does the system freeze up wile browsing through screen savers and trying to start a game (anygame).

(please talk in lamemans terms)

heres my comp stats:
amd duron 750 (over clocked to 944mhz)
2 hard drives both 40Gb (master is partitioned)
512Mb DDR of ram
asus A7A266 mobo
ati radeon 64 DDR vivo
sound blaster xgamer
CD burner

All outdated and crappy i know but i am working on it
Old 01-31-2004, 06:15 PM   #2
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freeze up ?

you need to give more info.
error messages ?
mouse still respond ?
can you re-start X with ctrl-alt-backspace ?

anyway, it sounds to me like its the graphics drivers / openGL.
are you running a clean fedora install ?
if so, install the ATI graphics card driver, it will be much better that the generic one that comes with linux.

also, you need a subject title. most people
decide wether or not to read a post depending on its title.

every1 who posts wants help. you dnt need to say that.
but maybe put in your graphics card, and a brief description of problem.
Old 01-31-2004, 06:51 PM   #3
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thanks qwijibow ill keep that in mind. yes the mouse does respond movment only, no error messages,yes it is a clean install, ctrl-alt-backspace does not work.

i went to but they have 3 drivers.

wich one? does it matter, or is it trial and error?
Old 01-31-2004, 09:31 PM   #4
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lol.. nooo.
NEVER trial and error !

if you dont know, work it out.

look at the table it shows you,
there are drivers for 3 different versions of XFree86.
download the one for whatever XFree86 version you are running.

run the following command
rpm -q XFree86

im also funning fedora, so i know that when u run that the output will be

so download the driver for XFree86 version 4.3


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