linux newbie question
just got mandrake 6.0 installed, and im gonna be switching video cards. do i just swap them out, and linux detects it, or do i need to uninstall drivers and reinstall the new ones, or what do i do? (im completely lost in this OS!)
I am a newbie to Mandrake as well but I have already changed video cards as well. What I did was powered down, swapped cards, powered backup and logged on as "root". then opened the terminal and typed "config" That brought up the configuration menue and then choose to resetup my video settings.
So far I am really enjoying Mandrake Linux! [img]/forum/biggrin.gif[/img]
Mod w/ an attitude
Hey Mntsnow: Have you been able to configure your modem in Linux yet? All I keep getting is VERY CONFUSING instructions and HowTo's which read like mumbo-jumbo. No on has been able to show me a step by step way to set up my dial up networking modem and my network card.
whoa whoa whoa.....
ok, back up...
how do you log on at ROOT? I have absolutely no knowledge about anything here - just barely got it installed last night [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
if you are starting up with KDE (gives you a dialog box somewhat like the Windows login box) The "user" will be "root" and use the password you set at the time you setup linux (its the 6 digit # or alpha that you choose). [img]/forum/biggrin.gif[/img] (did you also setup a "user" account?) What are you usually logging in as?
I do have internet running on the linux machine BUT not with a modem. I am running a server/proxy with SYGATE 3.0 on my Win98 box as I have diamond modems with shotgun tech! (next best thing to cable or dsl in my area) from everything I have read and seen the best way to use a modem in Linux is with a external modem. If you are using Mandrake you can configure your PPP it thru KPPP with a graphical interface and everyone seems to get it going! If you are wanting to use the internet thru your network (this is what I use) from the console type "netconfig" and it will bring up your network configuration menu and from there you will put in your settings (this is to be done from "root" as all settings need to be done thru "root" and not as a "user"
Sorry I wasnt much of a help [img]/forum/frown.gif[/img]
[This message has been edited by Mntsnow (edited 10-02-99).]
umm, i never set up an account, and i dont get a login box like windows - i jsut turn on the comp, and it boots up into a GUI that looks like windows - i dont know if that is KDE or not. but i do know that it just goes there, and nothing comes up asking for a login name or password or anything like that....
OK, to know if your using KDE down on your toolbar is the "start button" actually a K? if it is then you are using KDE and somewhere during your setup of the Linux box you choose to boot straight into KDE. I bet your already "logged in" as the Root user in this situation.
Let me know if your already in KDE.
ok. this time when i started it up, i got the login screen. i typed in "root" for the user and then my password. oh, by the way, yes, i am using KDE. after i logged in as root, i went to FILE and clicked on OPEN TERMINAL (im trying to figure it out from what you already told me...) and a window opened up, that said "[root@localhost /root]#" and then i typed in "config" and hit enter, and then this line comes up: "bash: config: command not found".
i would appreciate any help you can give me here...
Ok!, From the terminal window running KDE instead of "config" type "setup" (setup is what you need) I got confused sorry! I am typing this right now from my linux box and it IS "setup"
ok - i got into the setup and chose my new video card. when i exit the setup window, tho, there is a message in the terminal window that says
"server doesnt exist, cant continue.
tried to use ../../usr/X11R6/bin/XF86_SVGA"
im assumming that this isnt good... what is wrong?
[This message has been edited by drdeath (edited 10-03-99).]
HMMM... Thats a new one to me. but I have found a great board that deals with Linux Newbie such as our selves that Might beable to shed some light for you. www.linuxnewbie.org/
Sorry couldnt be of more help [img]/forum/frown.gif[/img]
thanks for the link! ill check it out - hopefully i can figure this **** out [img]/forum/smile.gif[/img]
thanx for your help too - preciate it! [img]/forum/wink.gif[/img]
Im a newbie to linux too,but to install the XF86 SVGA server you might be able to search the rpm directory on your CD for like (ls *SVGA*), svga, then rpm -i it. Thats just a guess though.
That error message means you don't have it installed. To install it in Mandrake:
Click the icon on your desktop for cdrom.(Make sure the Cd is in the drive first.
Next you will see a listing of xxx-xx-xxx.rpm's on your screen, look for the xfree_SVGA-xx-xx-xx.rpm click once.
you will then see a window pop up click install button and your done.
Run setup again and use the same settings you entered before.
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