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Old 04-02-2005, 12:49 AM   #1
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Just FINALLY finished installation! now for res...


After having tons of problems just burning the discs, then having to reburn all of the discs twice because of 'media errors', then after having to use about 6 of them to get all the files done on the install, I'm using Fedora 3 right now!

Big question: how do I set the resolution to 2048x1536? After installation it asked me for the monitor, and mine wasn't on the list (Samsung 997DF) so I had to pick generic I think. Either way, 1600x1200 is the max!

If you can help, please be really basic... I've been using this all of 2 minutes.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 01:07 AM   #2
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I changed to the Xfce4 desktop or something, and I cant figure out how to change it back to the original one... PLEASE help all i can do is open mozilla and log off no programs nothing....
 
Old 04-02-2005, 01:16 AM   #3
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I can't help you much with the resolution issue, maybe try running "system-config-display" as root. As for changing the desktop, if you log out of XFCE, you should be able to select the required session from the "Sessions" button on your login manager. The default for Fedora/Redhat is GNOME.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 01:25 AM   #4
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im back in gnome now but here is the most important question of the day

how do i boot windows
every time i turn it on it does linux
which is cool and all, but i cant sit around learning for 20000 hours when i have homework to do

also real fast how do you access other hard drives like i have a windows partition and a linux partition on one, and then i have all my documents on another physical drive... how?
 
Old 04-02-2005, 02:00 AM   #5
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do i need to install ATI drivers for linux?
if so, which one do i choose on their website? the choices are x.org and something else i think
 
Old 04-02-2005, 03:06 AM   #6
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im back in gnome now but here is the most important question of the day

how do i boot windows
every time i turn it on it does linux
which is cool and all, but i cant sit around learning for 20000 hours when i have homework to do

also real fast how do you access other hard drives like i have a windows partition and a linux partition on one, and then i have all my documents on another physical drive... how?
Fedora should have made an entry for Windows (or DOS) in its bootloader, so when you reboot your computer, select that and press enter and you should boot into Windows.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 02:56 PM   #7
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I don't think it did. It has 'Fedora' and 'Other', but if I restart, it says booting Fedora in 5...4...3...2...1... if I interrupt that, I can choose 'Other' and that is Windows.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 03:13 PM   #8
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Well, if "Other" boots you into Windows , then there is no problem because thats how most distros do it. If you want to label it from "Other" to something like "Windows", you can change this by editing /boot/grub.conf as root.

As for ATI drivers, you can install them for better 3D performance, but I have heard they can be a pain to install. I am sure if you do a search on this website or on google, you can find a good tutorial/article that can guide you through the installation.
 
Old 04-02-2005, 03:17 PM   #9
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I mostly want it to change the resolution.
It could hold me over if I knew how to change it to 2048x1536, but it stops me from putting it over 1400xsomehting. Is there some sort of manual way?
 
  


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