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Old 09-08-2006, 11:29 AM   #1
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notebook display not maximised acer notebook


Hi i'm the latest linux newbie. Just managed to install KDE suse 10.1 (third time lucky) and dual booting fine. However when running linux it displays only at 800X600 16 bit and uses only about 12" on my 15" screen. Is there a way to get linux to use the whole of the notebook screen. Also do i have to type commands whenever i need to install a program. Thanks and i'm rearing to have a go. (Oops Acer aspire 1300, 512 ram 80gig HD).
 
Old 09-08-2006, 04:24 PM   #2
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Hi, and welcome to LQ!

To help you with the display we need to know the graphics chip the
machine uses... you could try running sax2 and use it to change the
settings as you see fit (if it will let you).

As for the "type commands" - not really; since you're using SuSE
you should try to stick with their package management system, and use
YaST2 for software installations.


Cheers,
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Old 09-09-2006, 08:14 AM   #3
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Thanks it worked but somehow the colours are not as vivid as when i'm running XP.
Another question i'm thinking of a firewall and antivirus/malware installation or it's not needed on linux.
 
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Linux has integrated firewall and there's little need for virusscans as about 99% of viruses are made of windows
 
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Quote:
Originally Posted by assettt
Thanks it worked but somehow the colours are not as vivid as when i'm running XP.
May well be just a matter of theme or choice of palette. Also,
what colour depth did sax2 pick for you?

Quote:
Originally Posted by assettt
Another question i'm thinking of a firewall and antivirus/malware installation or it's not needed on linux.
As zmyrgel said: the vast majority of viruses and malware
are Windows-specific. You can get Linux-virus scanners, though,
there's amavis which is opensource, and couple of proprietary
but free ones, www.f-prot.com for instance. You SHOULD read
up on firewalling, and make sure you only have stuff running that
you need. Linux uses iptables which is a pretty good packet-
filtering solution, and which is being handled by numerous GUI
tools if that's what you're after. One more thing: even though
Linux doesn't have a plethora of viruses - there are root-kits
out there that are being planted via some exploits; you want
to be aware of those, and check on a more or less regular
basis (rkhunter & chkrootkit are two good choices). Internet
security is not a status-quo, it's a state of mind. To be aware
of potential harm is the first step of preventing it; lulling oneself
in a false sense of security is the first step to being had.


Cheers,
Tink
 
Old 09-09-2006, 05:20 PM   #6
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After installation the display was on 800X600, 16 bit and looked really good except not maximised on screen. I changed it using sax2 to 1024X768 and 24 bit which was the highest option on the dropdown list. It does look better but not as i expected. Another question whenever i'm browsing i get the icon on taskbar showing i have 72 software updates to install but whenever i click the update button i end with a message reading unhandled exception and this message quote "Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Public.ZenException: Failed to lookup resolvable with id '96356'

Server stack trace:
in <0x00178> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RedCarpetBackend+SqlTransaction:GetResult ()
in <0x00081> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RedCarpetBackend:ResolveDependencies (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] installs, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] upgrades, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] removals)
in <0x00023> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.PackageManager:Resolve (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] installs, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] upgrades, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.IResolvable[] removals)
in <0x00038> Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.RemotePackageManager:ResolveDependencies (Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.Public.ResolvableInfo[] installs, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.Public.ResolvableInfo[] upgrades, Novell.Zenworks.Zmd.Packaging.Public.ResolvableInfo[] removals)
in <0x00000> <unknown method>
in (wrapper managed-to-native) System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingServices:InternalExecute (System.Reflection.MethodBase,object,object[],object[]&)
in <0x00188> System.Runtime.Remoting.RemotingServices:InternalExecuteMessage (System.MarshalByRefObject target, IMethodCallMessage reqMsg)

Exception rethrown at [0]:

in <0x006dc> System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy:PrivateInvoke (System.Runtime.Remoting.Proxies.RealProxy rp, IMessage msg, System.Exception exc, System.Object[] out_args)

Thanks for any forthcoming help.
 
  


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