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August 30th, 2009, 09:25 AM
Hi all,

Right, I'm new to Ubuntu (how is it pronouned?) and have just installed it. This is my excuse for any silly questions that follow (!)

http://sc.webmessenger.msn.com/10.1.0323.0/session/images/emoticons/lightbulb.gif I have a widecreen (16:9) screen but am only offered a selection of 4:3 resolutions - the highest being 800x600. (How) can I set it higher?

(ii) I have a wireless connection with TalkTalk, connecting to it via a Belkin G+ USB adapter. Ubuntu doesn't appear to be able to find it (I'm on this forum via Windows at the moment). Can anyone offer any suggestions, please?

(iii) I'm assuming it couldn't find my printer as I hadn't turned it on, and I'm assuming also that it couldn't play my music (.wma or .mp3 only) as it was trying to download some drivers but couldn't as I was offline. Although I find it difficult to believe that it could play these well known music types straight off. :confused:

Okay, until I think of anything else, please accept these questions as the first of a few silly ones.

Obviously if I'm repeated questions, please point me in the correct directions and accept my apologies.


I look forward with baited breath for you replies.


August 30th, 2009, 09:43 PM
Yes, your repeat questions there is a user manual for Ubuntu online...

Also do a search in Ubuntu forums...

Please be a bit more specific with video card type so we can help....

Heres a jump start if your coming from windows

1. http://www.linuxrsp.ru/win-lin-soft/table-eng.html#5

2. Youtube.com this user gotbletu .... user has a wealth of knowledge if you get lost rewind and watch again or pause the video....

3. http://LinuxQuestions.org



August 31st, 2009, 10:06 AM

Thanks very much, I tho't I'd be repeating some questions. I'll certainly look up all the links and info you suggested.

On the video card front it is an NVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE. When I'm in Win XP I can change the resolution from 320x200 up to 1440x900.

Thanks again for the reply, it's much appreciated.