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Old 08-04-2006, 04:03 PM   #1
piyush_das
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hi guys,
I am not speakin thru my hat , but i really owe a lot of my linux interest to this forum. to tell ya the truth for a guy who is installin(and crashin) linux and tryin to figure out how things do work in linux, u guys are a helpin hand Please accept my best wishes and try to not get bugged by my "stupid" questions.

I am runnin a KDE on a Mandrake 10.1 o/s.My questions are:-

1. How the hell do i connect to the net (broadband)?
2.There is a flicker on my laptop screen(compaq v2000) when i run Linux. How do i configure the refresh rate?
3.How does one "install" drivers in Linux?
4.How do i detect my sound card?
5.My Laptop runs dual os(Winn xp being the other) . Can i read drives of windows from Linux and vice versa? pls advise?
6.Which are the best sites for downloading Linux apps?

Phew!

Guys/Gals...
Help

Piyush
 
Old 08-04-2006, 09:53 PM   #2
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1. How the hell do i connect to the net (broadband)?
Wireless or wired. As root post;
ifconfig
and
ifconfig -a
2.There is a flicker on my laptop screen(compaq v2000) when i run Linux. How do i configure the refresh rate?
/etc/xorg.conf
http://mandriva.vmlinuz.ca/index.php...vironment/Xorg
3.How does one "install" drivers in Linux?
For what kind of hardware;
http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandrak...-hardware.html
4.How do i detect my sound card?
as root;
lspci
5.My Laptop runs dual os(Winn xp being the other) . Can i read drives of windows from Linux and vice versa? pls advise?
yes
6.Which are the best sites for downloading Linux apps?
For mandrake I have used urpmi;
http://urpmi.org/
 
  


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