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Old 11-18-2005, 09:50 PM   #1
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Angry my windows keep getting set to be stuck to the top of my screen i cant move any down


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My windows keep getting set to be stuck to the top of my screen. It happens to me on a few different distros. Any suggestions?
 
Old 11-20-2005, 11:03 PM   #2
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My windows keep getting set to be stuck to the top of my screen. It happens to me on a few different distros. Any suggestions?
What do you mean by "stuck"? Stuck as in you can't move the window? If you mean the window title bar is above the top of your screen, and you can't pull the window down, click and hold the "alt" key, then left click and drag the window down.
 
Old 11-20-2005, 11:58 PM   #3
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I can still move the windows left to right but the top of the title bar is lined up with the top of the screen

some one mentioned hardware issue and it is happening on a lot of old parts thrown together I like to call frankinputer

It happens to me in the kde desktop environment in newer distros like ark2005.2-rc3 or fedora 4 the only thing I think I might usually do is hit Ctrl+a
or Alt+a with the config-desktop window or the config-kde panel window opened

the problem still exists after rebooting
 
Old 11-21-2005, 05:35 AM   #4
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I can still move the windows left to right but the top of the title bar is lined up with the top of the screen

some one mentioned hardware issue and it is happening on a lot of old parts thrown together I like to call frankinputer

It happens to me in the kde desktop environment in newer distros like ark2005.2-rc3 or fedora 4 the only thing I think I might usually do is hit Ctrl+a
or Alt+a with the config-desktop window or the config-kde panel window opened

the problem still exists after rebooting
What resolution are you running, and what size monitor? Are the windows you are having problems with maximized?
 
Old 11-23-2005, 09:47 AM   #5
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on fedora and some other O.S.'s it wont let me go higher than 800x600 still other O.S.'s it normally set to 1080x1024 and the problem dose not start right of the bat, my monitor size is 17"

After the problem hits my windows stay about 3 tall and maximize the be longer but not taller

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Old 11-24-2005, 10:20 AM   #6
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on fedora and some other O.S.'s it wont let me go higher than 800x600 still other O.S.'s it normally set to 1024x786 and the problem dose not start right of the bat, my monitor size is 17"

After the problem hits my windows stay about 3� tall and maximize the be longer but not taller
What kind of video card are you running and what driver are you using? Look at the line
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Graphics device section
# **********************************************************************
Section "Device"
    Identifier  "Geforce3"
    Driver      "nvidia" <--------This is the line which tells the system what driver to use
    VideoRam    65536
    Option "DPMS"
    Option "NVAgp"	"1"
    # Insert Clocks lines here if appropriate
EndSection
in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf (or xf86config), whichever you are running. The example is from my config and has been modified for explanation purposes - it won't work as shown, so don't copy /paste it into your setup.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 02:26 AM   #7
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BoardName "GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro"
Driver "nv"
xorg.conf "cool"

r there any logs or sh commands that show system problems/errors or any other useful info like in xps Computer Management

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Old 11-25-2005, 09:06 AM   #8
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BoardName "GeForce2 GTS/GeForce2 Pro"
Driver "nv"
xorg.conf "cool"

r there any logs or sh commands that show system problems/errors or any other useful info like in xp�s Computer Management
The only thing I can think of is your monitor specs are off in your xorg.conf. Have you adjusted this section to be exactly what your monitor's manufacturer states are the horizontal and vertical refresh rates?
Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Monitor section
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of monitor sections may be present

Section "Monitor"

    Identifier  "Samsung"

# HorizSync is in kHz unless units are specified.
# HorizSync may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    HorizSync   30-96

# VertRefresh is in Hz unless units are specified.
# VertRefresh may be a comma separated list of discrete values, or a
# comma separated list of ranges of values.
# NOTE: THE VALUES HERE ARE EXAMPLES ONLY.  REFER TO YOUR MONITOR'S
# USER MANUAL FOR THE CORRECT NUMBERS.

    VertRefresh 50-160

EndSection
As for logs, you can take a look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see if there is anything mentioned there. As for a GUI like "Manage Computer", that may depend on your distro or your desktop environment. There are some system tools in Gnome, I know nothing about KDE, and some distros have GUI tools for managing the system. I don't use GUI tools at all, so am not much help there, sorry.
 
Old 11-25-2005, 10:45 PM   #9
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if my monitor is set to "generic"
and it is not set to the exact specs or refresh rate

can i add all the info "hear"

thanks
 
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if my monitor is set to "generic"
and it is not set to the exact specs or refresh rate

can i add all the info "hear"

thanks
That is more than likely your problem. Set those correctly and I bet your problem will be corrected.
 
Old 11-26-2005, 04:19 PM   #11
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xorg.conf is now i order
I think thats what did it
i was also messing around with window behaviors
the problem stopped and i can fully maximize my windows and move them down

thanks
 
Old 11-26-2005, 06:37 PM   #12
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xorg.conf is now i order
I think thats what did it
i was also messing around with window behaviors
the problem stopped and i can fully maximize my windows and move them down

thanks
Good to hear!
 
  


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