Friday, 8 June 2007

Altering the Screen Resolution

Often, after a clean installation, the screen resolution is wrong. To rectify the problem, boot up the Mepis LiveCD. At the GRUB menu screen hit F3 and choose the screen resolution you want. Boot up Mepis and go to system/Mepis/Mepis X-Window Assistant. Under the repair tab choose "destination" and "root partition" information. "Apply", "Ok" and then restart your machine

Enabling Wi-fi on E-System Laptop - Ralink 802.11 WLAN (Mepis 7.0)

1. Copy the files rt73.INF, rt73.sys and Dr71WU.sys to a folder on your Linux Desktop (rt73.INF can be found in the Windows/inf folder. The others in the Windows/System32/Drivers/ folder).

2. Open the folder in konqueror and press F4. Log in as su.....

ndiswrapper -i rt73.INF
#There should be no response if this worked

rmmod ndiswrapper
modprobe ndiswrapper
#unloads & reloads ndiswrapper

ndiswrapper -l
#see if ndiswrapper accepted the driver, found the hardware, and if there is an alternate driver that may need to be blacklisted)

ifconfig -a
#shows all network interfaces, a working ndiswrapper will show up on wlan0

3. Go to System/Mepis/Mepis Network Assistant. Set Interface Configuration Mode to manual. Under the Wireless tab enter your SSID information and WEP information. Click apply and reboot machine