bonnie at oreilly.com
Tue Feb 22 10:43:50 PST 2000
I wanted to thank you guys--especially Troy--who helped me at the
Installfest a couple of weeks ago. Thanks as well to the person who came
through with the correct cable to replace the one I brought. Your patience
with this newbie was admirable.
I'm having a problem I can't seem to resolve: I can't read the terminal
windows. No matter what color schema I select, the screen appears in the
font color, with a tiny line of the background color around it. I can type
something and it's there, but I can't see it. If I type something, and then
change the color schema in Gnome, I can see what I've already typed, but it
disappears if I try to change it or add to it.
Everything else looks fine, except that I also can't get Linux to accept
anything but a 640 X 480 resolution for my monitor. At least, I'm assuming
that's the case, since I can't see the whole desktop without dragging stuff
around on it. And it won't accept the sync rates recommended in the
Is this a video card problem? I also can't find any reference to my video
card in my Windows control panel, where Bill McCarty suggests you look
(Learning Red Hat Linux). So I don't know if it's configured right.
I'd appreciate any suggestions anyone might have. I'm sorry to say they
will probably have to be couched in near dummies-level language for me to
Bonnie Allen, O'Reilly & Associates, Inc.
101 Morris, Sebastopol, CA 95472
707-829-0515, ex. 394, bonnie at oreilly.com
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