Some issues with linux...
Posted 11 November 2002 - 12:55 PM
After trying to get knoppix going on my laptop im having some issues...
First, the GUI is real slow loading as i've only got a 4x cd rom, so I decided to boot up onto the command line only. However the command line doesn’t recognise the screen size properly - knoppix seems to think my screen is about 5cm bigger than it actually is at the side and bottom which means I cant see any menu's etc at the bottom/side when running vi etc
Is their some kind of screen size setting program etc in *nix?
And can anyone recommend a distro with good wireless support to *attempt* to put on the other half of my drive which currently has 2k on it.
Posted 13 November 2002 - 12:34 PM
- So im now trying to see if Mandrake will go on their and I will perhaps put red hat over it or something.
Posted 17 November 2002 - 05:22 PM
for your screen size you can type this: xf86config and answer the questions especially the screen res. part. Once you did that do this: CTRL + ALT "backspace key" which will restart X windows.
OR you can try cycling through the pre configured screen settings by doing this: CTRL + ALT + "+" or "-"
not sure what it will do.
With Red Hat try using different boot options. I am starting not to like redhat. Dont try Lindows!!! It has nothing that Debian does not provide. On that note try debian. It is not as user friendly but it is pure of any commerialism, tons of packages!!! It also assumes you are not stupid, I really like that.
Posted 17 November 2002 - 05:27 PM
They choose Debian because of its Non-commerciality.
Posted 17 November 2002 - 05:53 PM
Tried the xf86config thing, however it looked like some menu system I would have to go through each time I started knoppix unless I did a hard disk install etc.
The xf86config thing was also off the screen (so I was unable to use it) even after totally clearing the screen with “clear” as it seemed to render from the bottom of the screen going up. - I guess the solution would be to do it on another machine and copy it over or something.
About debian, I don’t think id be ready for it if it assumes your not stupid (me having very limited experience with *nix)
Thanks for the suggestions though.
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