all questions , big or small regarding linux in general . - well whats the drivers structure in linux anyways ??? eg i got my modem drivers(pctel internal) . got accompaning .a , .h , .o (AHOO, nothing to do with kinetic) files . from what i think i know , .o is the completed driver ? if so which directory is it supposed to be in . U install it with insmod and check with lsmod . so if i have the .a, .h files and need to compile it , i need gcc and kernel version to be same or just gcc for .a/.h file and kernel version same for .o files . really confusing bit . Not into programming so dont know abt this stuff . - xandros based on debian right ? modem works well with xan but not deb . - same thing with sound cards . - How do i change the refresh rate in linux ?? /etc/X11/<configfile> ? i only get choice for 85hz in mk 10.1 even after selecting proper monitor and with display at vesa. - hardware clock changes my time in deb to almost a day ahead , where do i change the settings to stop loading hardware clock . i think i chose this while installing all for now .