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    [SOLVED] Things I want to do but can't - suggest best distro


    Currently I am a Ubuntu 8.1 user. I can't download K-pilot so I can't sync to Kontact.
    Video and sound plays at something less than 25% speed.
    I keep getting a low ink warning when printing and sometimes it freezes printer. I did a lot of checking on this and it is not a printer problem.

    There are other issues but sync, print and video/sound issues are the main ones.

    could someone suggest a fix or more probably a distro that will handle all these thing.
    I'm using a Toshiba A105 laptop.
    I have use SUSE, (could not find wireless network)
    and Mint (no software included)
    Tried loading Fedora 10 but kept getting errors. Seems like it would be a good distro though.

    Thanks in advance for any help.

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    Hi and Welcome !

    Post specs of your machine. Which Graphics Card do you have?
    Are you using Kubuntu or Ubuntu?
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    Things I can't do

    Thanks for your reply. I am new to all this. I was using Ubuntu. I finally decided if I wanted to use KDE apps maybe I should use KDE shell. There were just too many Ubuntu issues that did not seem solvable. I tracked a lot of threads on various bulletin boards and never saw any kind of answer to the slow video/sound or the printer issues. Also could not find a dep Kpilot package. Maybe I just don't know where to look.

    I backed up everything I knew how to do and loaded SUSE 11.1. I was able to download KPilot. I have not tried to connect yet. The video and sound are much better. Also haven't printed anything yet.

    My video and sound are still choppy. I'm assuming that I don't have enough video memory allocated. Is there a way to allocate either extra ram or disk space in SUSE?

    Thanks again for your help.
    Michael

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    Execute this in Terminal/Konsole :
    Code:
    su -
    lspci | grep -i vga
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    Post output here.
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    video information

    su - lspi | grep -i vga grep -i driver /etc/X11org.conf
    grep: grep: No such file or directory
    grep: driver: No such file or directory
    grep: /etc/X11org.conf: No such file or directory
    su: user lspi does not exist

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    Quote Originally Posted by mwm1998 View Post
    su - lspi | grep -i vga grep -i driver /etc/X11org.conf
    grep: grep: No such file or directory
    grep: driver: No such file or directory
    grep: /etc/X11org.conf: No such file or directory
    su: user lspi does not exist
    Please execute all commands one by one and type correct commands.
    Code:
    su -
    Code:
    lspci | grep -i vga
    Code:
    grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
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    video information

    linux-hiar:~ # su - lspci | grep -i vga grep -i driver /etc/X11/xorg.conf
    grep: grep: No such file or directory
    grep: driver: No such file or directory
    su: user lspci does not exist

    I think I typed this correctly, but got the same result.

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    one last time

    I could not get there with the command line but got to the file through dolphin
    He is what is in the file.

    /.../
    # SaX generated X11 config file
    # Created on: 2009-04-06T22:06:34-0400.
    #
    # Version: 8.1
    # Contact: Marcus Schaefer <sax@suse.de>, 2005
    # Contact: SaX-User list <https://lists.berlios.de/mailman/listinfo/sax-users>
    #
    # Automatically generated by [ISaX] (8.1)
    # PLEASE DO NOT EDIT THIS FILE!
    #

    Section "Files"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/local"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/URW"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/Speedo"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/PEX"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/cyrillic"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin2/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/latin7/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/baekmuk:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/japanese:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/kwintv"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/truetype"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/uni:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/CID"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/ucs/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/misc:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/75dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/100dpi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/hellas/Type1"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/misc/sgi:unscaled"
    FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/xtest"
    FontPath "/opt/kde3/share/fonts"
    InputDevices "/dev/gpmdata"
    InputDevices "/dev/input/mice"
    EndSection

    Section "ServerFlags"
    Option "AllowMouseOpenFail" "on"
    Option "ZapWarning" "on"
    EndSection

    Section "Module"
    Load "dri"
    Load "dbe"
    Load "freetype"
    Load "extmod"
    Load "glx"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "kbd"
    Identifier "Keyboard[0]"
    Option "Protocol" "Standard"
    Option "XkbLayout" "us"
    Option "XkbModel" "microsoftpro"
    Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
    EndSection


    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "mouse"
    Identifier "Mouse[1]"
    Option "Buttons" "12"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Name" "Logitech USB-PS/2 Optical Mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection

    Section "InputDevice"
    Driver "synaptics"
    Identifier "Mouse[3]"
    Option "Buttons" "5"
    Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
    Option "Emulate3Buttons" "on"
    Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
    Option "InputFashion" "Mouse"
    Option "Name" "Synaptics;Touchpad"
    Option "Protocol" "explorerps/2"
    Option "SHMConfig" "on"
    Option "Vendor" "Sysp"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize 330 210
    HorizSync 30-62
    Identifier "Monitor[0]"
    ModelName "LGPHILIPSLCD LCD MONITOR"
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1280x800"
    VendorName "LPL"
    VertRefresh 43-60
    UseModes "Modes[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Modes"
    Identifier "Modes[0]"
    Modeline "1280x800" 83.46 1280 1344 1480 1680 800 801 804 828
    Modeline "1280x800" 69.75 1280 1328 1360 1440 800 803 809 823 +HSync -Vsync
    EndSection


    Section "Screen"
    DefaultDepth 24
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 15
    Modes "1280x800"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1280x800"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1280x800"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    SubSection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1280x800"
    Virtual 3840 1200
    EndSubSection
    Device "Device[0]"
    Identifier "Screen[0]"
    Monitor "Monitor[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "Device"
    BoardName "Radeon XPRESS 200M 5A62 (PCIE)"
    Driver "radeon"
    Identifier "Device[0]"
    Option "monitor-LVDS" "Monitor[0]"
    Option "SaXDualHSync" "31-48"
    Option "SaXDualHead" ""
    Option "SaXDualMode" "Clone"
    Option "SaXDualMonitorModel" "1024X768@60HZ"
    Option "SaXDualMonitorVendor" "--> VESA"
    Option "SaXDualOrientation" "LeftOf"
    Option "SaXDualResolution" "1024x768"
    Option "SaXDualVSync" "50-60"
    Option "SaXExternal" "Identifier&EXT+VertRefresh&50-60+HorizSync&31-48+PreferredMode&1024x768+VendorName&--> VESA+ModelName&1024X768@60HZ+DisplaySize&330 210"
    VendorName "ATI"
    EndSection


    Section "Monitor"
    DisplaySize 330 210
    HorizSync 31-48
    Identifier "EXT"
    ModelName "1024X768@60HZ"
    Option "PreferredMode" "1024x768"
    VendorName "--> VESA"
    VertRefresh 50-60
    EndSection


    Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "Layout[all]"
    InputDevice "Keyboard[0]" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse[1]" "CorePointer"
    InputDevice "Mouse[3]" "SendCoreEvents"
    Option "Clone" "off"
    Option "Xinerama" "off"
    Screen "Screen[0]"
    EndSection


    Section "DRI"
    Group "video"
    Mode 0660
    EndSection

    Section "Extensions"
    EndSection

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    You have to install ATI Proprietary Driver. Follow instructions form here to install Driver.
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    Thanks very much. Loading the ATI driver seems to to work. Veiwed a 4 min utube video with no video glitches. The sound and video were not perfectly synced but that is probably due to video instead of my computer.

    Can you please help with what is now my most urgent problem. My SUSE 11.1 dual boot laptop will not recognize my officejet 6310 printer. I downloaded and installed hplip. When I go to print option of OOwriter all I see is generic. I don't see/know of any way to add a printer. When I was using Ubuntu, it recognized and configured the printer automatically and it works very well in windows. I have the printer plugged into a usb port. Also have a mouse plugged into a usb port.

    I'm further along than I was yesterday, Thanks

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