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Hi all, I've just installed mandriva for the first time and I'm having a couple of problems. When setting up my monitor I tried to change the resolution and refresh ...
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    Hi all, I've just installed mandriva for the first time and I'm having a couple of problems.
    When setting up my monitor I tried to change the resolution and refresh rate, in doing so, when I try to load linux now I just get a black screen. In the boot loader you can select another version of linux (not sure what it is) which is the one I am now using.
    Is there a way do undo what i've done?
    My problem with the monitor is I have a 19" lcd with a refresh rate of 75htz
    I have this problem with windows aswell, at 75htz the fonts look washed out, changing to 60htz in windows solves this, the problem is when I changethis in monitor settings to generic I get an oversized desktop, I think linux thinks I have a 17" monitor, can I change this?
    One other small thing, I like to keep an empty desktop but how do I add the waste bin to the menu?

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    Login to the console as root (press ctrl+alt+f1 at the black screen if you don't get a login prompt) and run the program XFDrake. See the manual: http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandriv...ubleshooting-x

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    As far as adding the waste bin to the menu, there's a utility called MenuDrake that you'll want to look into. If there's a way to do it, it'll be there.

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    I can't see any option in xfdrake to cange the monitor size.
    also xfdrae is telling me that my graphics card is a radeon (fglrx)
    I have a radeon x800 xl.
    If I change to generic 1240 x 1024 60htz then my desktop is to large for my monitor.

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    Well if you're in the GUI its all there in the Mandrake Control Centre (see http://doc.mandrivalinux.com/Mandriv...l/xfdrake.html).

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    hello im also a newbie here

    i want to ask

    how can you set the mandriva 10.1 to not to look into cd when installing dependencies ???

    isnt it called repositories ... ??? automatically downloading the needed package in the internet ???

    what commands should i use urpmi ??? what settings pls...

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    This site will walk you through adding repositories: http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

    You can disable your CD repositories in tha Mandrake Control Center...it's in the Software Management tab, and I think it's named something like "Select from where software packages are downloaded".
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    Quote Originally Posted by kernighan
    hello im also a newbie here

    i want to ask

    how can you set the mandriva 10.1 to not to look into cd when installing dependencies ???

    isnt it called repositories ... ??? automatically downloading the needed package in the internet ???

    what commands should i use urpmi ??? what settings pls...
    Make a new topic.

    But this is what you do:
    Code:
    # urpmi.removemedia -a
    # urpmi.addmedia <main/contrib/...> http&#58;//sourceforfiles/bla/
    To see what urpmi.addmedia command you should use:
    http://easyurpmi.zarb.org/

    Edit: Flatline beat me to it :P

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