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Well still a no go after installing the things you told me to. What do I do now?
    
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Where did you get the number sdb1?
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That's what it gave me. I don't know where it came from. I wrote it all out exactly the way it said it to me.
    
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That's what it gave me. I don't know where it came from. I wrote it all out exactly the way it said it to me.
What is "it?" If you got it from a site, they could just be using sbd1 as their example that doesn't apply to you.
post #25 of 32
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I didn't get it from a site. That is the exact error to a T that comes up whenever I try to get into the drive. It will show under Places then Computer I can see it there but when i try to open it that is the error message that i get. If you ever happen to be able to jump into my computer from where your at we can set up a time and i'll let you in so you can see for what's going on.
    
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Also I cannot change the screen resolution on here either. It is stuck on max res and its too small to see comfortably and when making the text itself bigger just makes things run together.
    
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Also I cannot change the screen resolution on here either. It is stuck on max res and its too small to see comfortably and when making the text itself bigger just makes things run together.
Well, I'm still not sure about the HDD problem. I was really hoping one of the better Linux users around here would have been able to advise you by now.

But about the monitor res: have you installed the graphic driver yet? If you have, it should be an available option. If not, you need to add your desired resolution in your xorg.conf file. With the nVidia graphic driver installed, you should be able to run the following command and it'll edit your xorg.conf file for you:

Code:
sudo nvidia-xconfig
Be sure to back up your xorg.conf file first:

Code:
cd /etc/X11
sudo cp /xorg.conf xorg.conf2
post #28 of 32
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Im sorry I should have specified this is on a Dell Optiplex setup for my cousin. It has the intel 915 chipset with built in graphics.
    
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Hmm... I'm actually not even sure about Linux + intel graphics support...
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If you type inside a terminal:

Code:
sudo lshw -C disk
... all your drives should be listed. If the external drive is not there, your chances are very slim that you will be able to mount it. If it is listed, make note of the "logical name" listed; that's the location of the drive, so use that to mount it (with the mount commands you were using before).

As for the graphics chip, I think yours is fully supported (very few Intel IGPs aren't). To change the resolution you could try editing xorg.conf and adding your resolution there:

Code:
sudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf
... or you could try using xrandr, which should be supported by the chip. In the terminal type xrandr. This should list all the available resolutions for your display. To set the resolution just type:

Code:
xrandr --size <mode>
... replacing <mode> with the resolution you wish to use.
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