Fedora 8 - Ooo new install

By Michael Marneros, in , posted: 25-Jan-2008 11:10

Yes, another attempt at running linux on my computer.

This time I noticed the installer discovered my GFX and installed the driver for it, everything loaded up and seemed great.  One screen was working & the other switched off, hmm thats never happened before.  OK, so of course this is where I try and get the dual monitor situation going, yeap, the options are way more intuitive, and I select the additional screen, and resolution.
I also noticed that there is a proper resolution for my primary screen, 1680x1050.  Alrighty, so far so good.  Reboot for changes to take affect.
*fingers crossed*

NOPE, stupid computer.  haha, ahh well. 

(collects shot gun and unloads a few rounds into new install dvd)..  that feels better.

Why does it not just change the config file back to last working version and reload?!
OK, question, if you can supply easy answer, how do I change the config file back to just after clean install, so that my graphics works, without me having to reinstall the entire system again?

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Michael Marneros
New Zealand

What do I do?
I work for a Software Development company teaching people how to use our amazingly simple & yet complex software.  I also test the software for bugs, and help come up with ideas for improving our software for our customers.

What do I do when i'm not working?
Usually at home enjoying my wife's company or enjoying time with friends, & playing games or watching tv/movies. I love most kinds of movies.

I love computer games and music. I have taught myself Piano, and created my own style and sorta tinker from there. Compose my own music & currently working on some Electronica projects. You can download and listen to some of my works for free from here.  Or check out my soundcloud here.

Yes, they are terrible inventions, sent to make peoples lives supposedly easier. So far I get enjoyment out of the ease of communication (I hate hand writing letters) & how close it has made the world. Constantly called upon by friends to help with somewhat simple tasks (removing viruses, installing applications, hiding the material they want hidden from their partners).

Web design & Hosting:
I dabble in web design, getting the occasional contract via friends or through word of mouth.  Here are some of my projects. 

Trott's Garden - Internationally recognised garden design, Alan & Catherine Trott are my first customers

Container Waste - Recent project presented to me by their graphic designer

The Cheshire Cats Grin - My wife was diagnosed with cancer & she REALLY needed an outlet.  So I setup this wordpress blog to express herself.  We also decided to trial those Penguin Cold Caps to help prevent her from losing hair during the Chemo.

Darjon Vineyard - A venue for weddings or events.