im a linux noob and need help

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  1. Capicu

    Capicu New Member

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    im a dumbass

    i installed linux - fedora core 4 just fine

    but i changed the display settings to something my monitor can't see (i think it was something like 1280x1400)

    now i get an error message from my monitor that says "display signal not supported please set to 1280x800(or something like that)"

    can i fix this with the keyboard or am i screwed?

    also: is there any way to see my hard drives under linux or do i have to switch to windows everytime i want to see something on my hard drive?
     
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    You can download captive-NTFS to access your Windows partitions. I haven't used Linux in a while but does it have a safe-mode type boot?
     
  3. Capicu

    Capicu New Member

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    i don't see anything like that, im going to try loading it again

    although when i load windows in safe mode, my monitor gives me a display error too...
     
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    Penguin Man Protect Your Digital Liberties

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    You should be able to fix it by editing your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or something similar) config file. Or just run xorgconfig and it'll generate a new one. Or, if you changed the resolution using the WM (Gnome or KDE) you may just need to create a new user and login as that user instead.

    You can access NTFS drives, but writing to them is still very experimental and not very safe. Reading is fine though. You can read and write to FAT drives all you like.
     
  5. Capicu

    Capicu New Member

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    i just tried doing all of that (minus the xorgconfig command) and i got an error:

    Error 27: unrecognized command

    this is in the command promt thing i got into from the os boot menu
     
  6. Capicu

    Capicu New Member

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    i tried pressing ctrl f2
    when it finishes loading and the monitor gives me the error

    but then anything i type, just brings up another line to type stuff

    wtf
     
  7. poonmonster

    poonmonster OT Supporter

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    did you download the recovery disk? If not download that. and run it. I will basically give you a safe mode
     
  8. col_panic

    col_panic calm like a bomb Moderator

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    ctrl-alt + or -
     
  9. Capicu

    Capicu New Member

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    none of that stuff worked and i don't have any more disks for a recovery cd, although i think thats included in the dvd i burned.

    in any case, i re-installed linux and set the correct display, but now im havint another problem

    im trying to compile a source code and turns out i need to isntall a whole bunch of crap that apparently gets installed in the original installation..... if you pick anything but desktop:rolleyes:

    so now im about to go and do a full install
     
  10. Joe_Cool

    Joe_Cool Never trust a woman or a government. Moderator

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    run system-config-x.org as root. Choose a new resolution. Violin, problem is solved.
     

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