Desktop shadows

I'm new to Linux, but I have installed it several times. I've haven't been pass the login until today.  None of the books tell you the different logins.(startx) Now that I'm logged in, my desktop comes up all fuzzy and and the area where the words should be is black. No words at all except the top and bottom of the screen.  I know hardly no Linux lingo at all. I'm trying to leave the Win95/98 scene. Thanks for any help!  My video is built in to my motherboard but it comes up as SIS6326 and I'm using Linux-Mandrake.  Should I use a different version?
Gerald110299Asked:
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mpassCommented:
What linux distribution are you using? (i.e. RedHat, Suse, etc...) Also, what kind of video card do you have?
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mpassCommented:
Try this...

Edit the file /etc/XF86Config and enter the line

Option "no_accel"

in the section Sections "Device". If this is not enough, please also try the lines

Option "no_linear"
Option "no_accel"
Option "sw_cursor"

in addition. The consequence is, that you can only run the server with a color depth of 8 bit and without any acceleration. The "no_linear" option worked for the last guy who asked this question.

http://sdb.suse.de/sdb/en/html/cep_sis_6326.html



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Gerald110299Author Commented:
 Thanks for the answer. Now if I can just find the XF86Config.
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mpassCommented:
If you haven't already done so, run the command "updatedb". This will create a database of all files on your system. Then you can type "locate XF86Config" to find all files that contain the string you are looking for. Depending on how fast your system is and what else is running, it may take a while to create the database. Hope this helps.
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