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Postby mrmcanus on Sat Apr 19, 2008 7:54 pm

Just installed Linux mint. Very nice. Few issues.

First is my resolution. Acer Al2216w 22" monitor, Nvidia Geforce6200+. Cannot get resolution to adjust from preinstalled settings-Plug and Play. Tried adjusting with available selections and made screen unusable. Had to install second copy of mint to use comp. So now I have two copies of Mint. The one I'm using now and one I cant. How to get rid of unusable one?And how to set resolution. I had nview desktop manager with windows xp but that software is not useable for linux. Any helpwith that?

Second, in myspace when adding photos I cannot see a preview of the pictures in the pictures folder. Is there a way to enable a preview?
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Re: Pictures

Postby Lantesh on Sat Apr 19, 2008 8:39 pm

If you go into synaptic package manager and install nvidia-settings that will give you the linux equivalent of nview in Windows. I don't know what's up with your other issues though.
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Re: Pictures

Postby newW2 on Sat Apr 19, 2008 11:30 pm

Did you run Envy from the menu? You can install the Nvidia drivers using this application.

If the horizontal sync / vertical refresh are off then there is xvidtune command.
Open a terminal and run the command
xvidtune
Click cancel in the box that pops up.
Now you have your monitors refresh rates in terminal.
Use them in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Open a terminal and:
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sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find where it says section montor and add the h-sync and v-refresh from the xvidtune command (see following).

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
Option "DPMS"
Horizsync 30-70
Vertrefresh 50-160
EndSection

When you bork the xorg-config file you can reset is. Try it on the install the isn't working if you can get to a tty screen (Alt+F1). Login and then type in:
sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
Note: this can be done from terminal if you can get to one.

I'm not sure what you mean by getting rid of the un-useable one, but if it's in a separate partition and you don't need any of the data you can reformat that partition using gparted. However, let us know what partition you installed on - post you /etc/fstab file.

Don't know about my space.
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Re: Pictures

Postby jokersloose on Sun Apr 20, 2008 8:41 am

I use myspace and I found that when I downloaded pictures from my camera and then opened the upload page in myspace I couldn't "see" any of the pictures I just downloaded. For me I had to go and change the file format from .JPG to .jpg. Funny how something as simple as capital letters will lock ya up. LOL So you might check your file ext and see if it matches one of the formats myspace uses.

Hope this helps.

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Re: Pictures

Postby mrmcanus on Mon Apr 21, 2008 2:40 am

I checked the format and they were all correct. Forgive the reference but in windows you can preview your picture before you upload it. Is there anything similar to that for linux?
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