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Old 07-27-2003, 01:50 PM   #1
john3lives
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Windows - Equivalents


I have used Windows a couple of years now and I want to switch to Linux. I have the Yoper Distro, and I want to know, if someone has used both Linux and Windows, what do I go to in Linux that would be like My Computer in Windows, and show my hard drive and disk drives? My first thought was "Home" but I never see my floppy or cd drives there. Does there have to be a cd in for it to show the drive? Or maybe I don't have drivers for those devices and it just isn't telling me? In Windows, I use Device Manager to locate problems with drives and to view drivers for each. Is there a similar utility with Yoper Linux? Also, why is it so impossible to find a place in Yoper that I can set my resolution? I can see that it is currently 1024x768 but I like better resolutions and using my video card to its true potential. Where can I change that? I just need someone who has used both Windows and Linux to explain these things to me. Thanks.
 
Old 07-27-2003, 01:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the learning curve.

Linux needs a different mindset than Windows.

Perhaps these can explain.

# Managing drives
LNAG - Accessing my drives
Rute - Device Mounting

# Configuring X
Linux Hardware Compatibility HOWTO - video cards
The Linux XFree86 HOWTO
Common X configuring tools:
Debian - dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86
Mandrake - XFdrake
Redhat 7.3 down - the setup utility leads to several config tools
Redhat 7.3 up - redhat-config-xfree86
You may have these tools:
XF86Setup
XFree86 -configure
Xconfigurator
xf86cfg
xf86config
xconf
ATI Linux drivers
If you need the nVidia driver, most likely, you want the Linux IA32 driver
 
Old 07-27-2003, 03:44 PM   #3
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and look below in my sig for win->linux equivalents for numerous amounts of software...click where it says "table of equivalents"
 
  


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