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Old 02-19-2009, 08:41 PM   #1
htamayo
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Fixing my screen resolution


Hi, recently I've updated from etch to lenny, my screen resolution is too big -640x700 or something- and I can't see the gnome toolbar, my questions are:

1.what is the command that display the applet that helps me to adjust the screen resolution?

2. is there a command to display the gnome main menu bar?

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Old 02-20-2009, 05:21 AM   #2
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Don't know for gui but you could try typing
xrandr

Should display available detected modes
 
Old 02-20-2009, 01:49 PM   #3
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So does the screen only show a small portion of hte desktop ? If you move the mouse off the edge of the screen does the visible portion of the screen scroll ?

Code:
--------------|------------------
|             |                  |
|   visible   |                  |
|   screen    |                  |
|             |                  |
|             |                  |
---------------                  |
|                                |
|                                |
|        Desktop Size            |
|                                |
|                                |
---------------------------------|
You can alter the resolution using

CTRL_ALT_+
CTRL_ALT_-

If the issue above is what you are describing..
 
Old 02-20-2009, 06:43 PM   #4
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Thanks for your advice, in fact, CTRL+ALT+- had worked for me; the resolution was to high
 
Old 02-23-2009, 12:52 AM   #5
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You can also edit the monitor section of /etc/X11/xorg.conf with options:

HorizSync "horizontal sync frequency range of monitor"
VertRefresh "vertical refresh range of monitor"
 
Old 02-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #6
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If you reboot the system and the resolution reverts to the issue you describe above then some editing of the xorg.conf file is definitely needed.
 
  


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