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Old 09-15-2006, 07:01 AM   #1
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Problem whit resolution and virtual pc

i hope you will understand what i mean to say because my english is not so good.

I wanted to have Linux and Windows at one pc.
I already had installed windows and linux but the problem was that i can not find a driver for linux ubuntu for my wireless linksys internet.

now did i find the program virtual pc.
Virtual pc need 5 ouhrs to install linux
When the install almost done it asked me whit resolution i would like to have.
what i did was 800*600
Now i wanted to start linux but my problem is that i can not see anything
my screen is not what it must be.

is it a problem for linux that i have 2 monitors?

Could someone help me please? whit virtual pc ore something so i can install a driver for my wireless internet card?
Old 09-15-2006, 07:01 AM   #2
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i need to post 3 posts before i can post pictures
Old 09-15-2006, 07:02 AM   #3
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here the first screen of the startup:
here one of the login
here of one when i loged in

Last edited by Erik.; 09-15-2006 at 07:03 AM.
Old 10-01-2006, 05:33 PM   #4
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Has anyone figured this problem out yet?
my Virtual PC is exactly the same. (using Ubuntu I dloaded today)
Old 10-02-2006, 01:15 PM   #5
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Graphics Problem in Ubuntu

I sort of know that problem.
I have been using MSVirtualPC too test Linux Distributionss too.
Fedora Core just messes up, but Ubuntu derivates work fine :
Circumvent Graphical Corruption by using Safe grafics mode in the Bootscreen.
Voila !
Old 10-19-2006, 10:30 AM   #6
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Graphical corruptions

Yesterday Fedora Core started running and I SAW what was going on.

First for the easy MSVirtualPC part :
- Try a new installation (I know how long it takes)
- when the installation reaches the point where you have to choose the resolution quit VirtualPC (rshift+f4) and select the option to save the current state.
- now, in VirtualPC, create a new Virtual Drive, type 3 (I think), the differentiating one. Link it with your Ubuntu or Fedora VirtualHardDrive.
- Change the settings of your Ubuntu/Fedora VirtualMachine to Boot from the new created VirtualDrive.

Important ! Thats your recovery point. If the screen gets messed up again, create a new VirtualDrive thats differentiated to your original one and boot from it over. That way you don't have to install it again for every try.

When prompted for a resolution simply select "Trio 32...". Thats your graphics card (emulated by the VirtualPC). Set the Monitor resolution different to your final resolution.

Example : My Monitor is able to handle up to 1600x1200. My resolution is 1024x768. When I tried both at 1024 it didn't work. Both 800 worked just fine.

Try and experiment a bit. Espacially Ubuntu is worth it, if you ask me ...


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