-   Linux - Newbie (
-   -   No internet connection, sound, and system is slow (

nosebleed 03-04-2003 08:53 PM

helpme: No internet connection, sound, and system is slow
I just installed a distro called Topologi Linux - or something - I don't have the name handy and I can't remember.

Anyway, the installation went smoothly and it came with lots of great software (Including KDE, and about 2.4GB more) This distro was designed to install within a Windows partition, that may be what's causing the problems.

1. IT IS REALLY SLOW!!!! It takes 5-10 minutes to boot to KDE and 2 minutes to launch an application. Any tips to make it faster?

2. Can't get sound. I can't remember what the error message was but apparently I can't get sound.

3. Windows too large. The windows are too large and every window I can't click the OK buttons because they are below the screen.

4. The biggest prob is I can't connect to the internet on Linux. I tried changing proxy settings but they won't work. I am using an external ethernet modem.

Sorry I'm not specific enough but i'm in a hurry!

DavidPhillips 03-04-2003 09:11 PM

KDE is slow on a slow system. It takes a really fast machine to run a window manager with that much stuff running.

for your X problem you need to configure X

the config file for X is /etc/X11/XF86Config

Connecting to the internet over ethernet depends on the isp and protocol they use

cable uses dhcp in most cases, you can use dhcpcd for it. dsl uses point to point protocol over eternet, roaring penguin is the recommended app for connecting to dsl servers.

sound is a matter of loading the right driver in most cases, this may also require some options in /etc/modules.conf

DavidPhillips 03-04-2003 09:25 PM

X is not showing the whole window because of the screen mode

if you are looking at a screen size of 3?? x 2?? it will not fit on your monitor

make sure you have the right modes for your monitor


Modes "640x480"

super vga...

Modes "800x600" "640x480"


Modes "1024x768" "800x600" 640x480"


Modes "1400x1050" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

the Modes line you use will need to be in your default screen subsection

If you want all modes to be available then remove the Modes line

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:57 AM.