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Old 09-13-2004, 06:29 PM   #1
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Question Refresh Rates and Mounting other drives?

1)I have a Philips 107T5 17"" monitor, i usually run at 1152x864 / 1024x768 @ 75hz just i cant figure out how to get that (i don't know what values to put in custom).

2)Now that i have Mandrake 10 working i cant access my secondary hard drive (my windows storage drive), i put mandrake on my main drive(hda) where windows is installed on as well, just to make things with the boot loader a heck of a lot simpler for me. I need to figure out how to mount it so i can access my hdb. Heres some info i copy/pasted out of hardware viewer thingme. I need to access it as it has all my movies / music on it.

Model: ?SP0802N
Vendor: ?Samsung
Bus: ?ide
Channel: ?secondary
New devfs device: ?/dev/ide/host0/bus0/target1/lun0/disc
Old device file: ?/dev/hdb
Media class: ?hd

Last edited by shlepp; 09-13-2004 at 09:01 PM.
Old 09-13-2004, 06:34 PM   #2
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2) try
mount -t ntfs /dev/hdb /mnt/storage
of course /mnt/storage must exist (make it if necessary), and you'll need to be root to do this. You can always add an entry in /etc/fstab if it works.
Old 09-13-2004, 09:16 PM   #3
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1) start menu -> system -> configuration -> configure your desktop. In the new window go to Peripherals -> display. You can set up your monitor here. To save the settings so that it loads everytime at startup, check the "Apply settings at KDE startup" box.
You may have to install some drivers for your graphics card if the resolution/refresh rate you want isn't available.

2) start menu -> system -> configuration -> configure your computer. Enter your root password. In the new window go to Mount Points -> partitions. Below the file types graphic, you'll see two tabs - hda & hdb. Click on the hdb tab. Click on the partition you want to access and then click 'mount point'. In the new window that opens specify your mount point as /mnt/winstorage (or whatever you want to call it, just make sure you locate it in the /mnt/ directory - so it could be /mnt/drive2 or /mnt/storage or /mnt/stuff etc etc) and click OK.
Job done.

When you want to use files on the slave drive, just navigate to it's directory (/mnt/whatever) and you'll see all your files there. If it's a FAT32 partition you can read/write. If it's NTFS you can read only.

Last edited by pongmaster; 09-13-2004 at 09:20 PM.
Old 09-13-2004, 10:09 PM   #4
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update: i got it working, refreshrates are as they should be and i got my partiton mounted properly and working.

Last edited by shlepp; 09-14-2004 at 12:44 AM.
Old 09-20-2004, 09:35 AM   #5
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DamnSmallLinux uses Fluxbox. How can I change ther refresh rates there?

I think xf86config is used for compatibility only. E.g. I use the to configure my keyboard or the mouse.

How can I change the refresh rate?


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