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Old 07-18-2005, 12:14 PM   #1
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Totally new and have a few ?'s

First off, I'd like to say "Hello" to Everyone.

I'm totally new to Linux. Let's just say that Windoze and all of it's issues have been driving me borderline crazy and dying a slow death of boredom. In step LINUX. I have several machines, so I decided to kill Windoze and do a complete install on one of my older boxes. Everything went beautifully as I'm using Suse 9.3.

Being I have to "de-program" myself from Windoze, I realize things are really different but also fun as well.

I've run in to a problem. I'd like to adjust my display settings. Resolution is fine but I'd like to change from 16 bit -> 32 bit/True Color. The video card in question is an old ATI Rage 128. Their website doesn't provide anything in LINUX for it.

Second problem, I tried upgrading Firefox (Suse came with 1.0.4.) to 1.0.5. Unlike Windoze, LINUX doesn't upgrade to the previously installed directory, hence I've 2 versions of Firefox. What have I done (if anything) wrong?

Remember, I'm still in the process of "de-programming" my thinking from Windoze, so please bear with me

Thanks in advance,

Old 07-18-2005, 12:22 PM   #2
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If you have suse, you can use yast2 to set color depth. I guess (used suse, sometime ago...) its in 'monitor' section, rather than graphic card.
To tell you what went wrong with firefox install, you have to tell us how you installed it. Through 'you'?
Open a console and type:

whereis firefox

It might tell you where firefox is installed. Are you positive there are 2 versions?
Old 07-18-2005, 12:39 PM   #3
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Yes, there's 2 versions. Desktop (1.0.4) and the other which is in another directory.

As far as the installation goes, I tried YaSt, but had difficulties. So I went the "my computer" way.

Hope this helps,



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