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Experience with diferent distros

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After a 2 weeks of downloading and burning 10 distros I come to conclusion that I have to keep looking for one that works.
%99 no sound problem.Mandriva I could not test - the video will not let me.After an hour of changing a resolution I allways come to "monitor frequency out of range".Someone in Mandriva forum suggest to change a monitor.You got to be kidding. I will not give up my 19inch LCD widescrin HD monitorThe biggest joke I found was the DreamLinux.Come on guys - what kind of "windows man" know what the mount point is and what kind of filesytem I have to choose.Two years old computer it is allmost absolite in today paste of computers world, jet I could not get my sound working.How old computer do I have to have to make a linux working on.A lot of claims among distros about working "out of box".I am still looking for that box.

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Tough break

>> I am still looking for that box.

I do feel pity. All my boxes work. Sticking out tongue

You may want to register a note of disatisfaction with your vendor, as they probably think there is very little demand for Linux because we all keep buying Windows pre-loads with the intent to install Linux ourselves.

There are some Linux pre-load vendors that sell high end stuff. You may want to try them next time (next time there may be way many that preload Linux.. the market is moving that fast Smiling ).

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jesphoto wrote: After an
jesphoto wrote:

After an hour of changing a resolution I allways come to "monitor frequency out of range"

Were you changing the settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf?

Could you paste us that file?

Thanks

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I ma not that good

I am not that good to edit any files not mention that I could not get that far.I was changing by F3 and nothing work.I give up and trash the cd

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Did you try Ubuntu 7.10? It

Did you try Ubuntu 7.10? It has a special GUI utility built in which allows you to reconfigure your display settings.

It would still help if we could see your xorg.conf file. If you're up for it, here's how you can get it to us:

- Open "run command" window
- Type gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf and press enter
- There it is, now just select all (ctrl-a or edit -> select all) and copy it to memory (ctrl-c or edit -> copy)
- Now paste it here in this topic preferably surrounded with <code> tags.

Don't give up that easily. I've had my share of issues with my own LCD monitor (or CRT for that matter before), but it's nothing that can't be resolved with a bit of configuration of X.

I know it is frustrating because we expect things like this to just work out of the box. I am frustrated when I encounter such issues too, so your criticism is absolutely valid, especially when talking about distros who pride themselves in "working out of the box", but then again it doesn't help to just give up and go back to that other OS with its own slew of problems. Eye

Cheers

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That happen only when I try the Mandriva2008.Any other distros - I had no problem with display.
All other distros give me a "hard time" with sound.I have 2years old emachines and do not understand how why I can not find a drivers for.I will try to install dirfferent sound card and see what happen.

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Which sound cards or

Which sound cards or onboard chips do they use?

Did you try alsaconf and also setting volume levels in alsamixer?

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I tryed allmost everything what I could find in the forums.I spend a week of reading and editing.Nothing helped.
Well, back to xp - the sound works.I have to take a breake fro linux

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