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Old 01-08-2006, 12:06 PM   #1
ProgramGeek
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Screen Resolution Problem (Details included)


Hi Everyone.

My current Flat Panel LCD Monitor is a ViewSonic VA1912wb connected to my Nvidia GeForce 7800 GTX through DVI Connection. (Monitor Info here thanks to aysiu. )

My problem is: I switched to my LCD's recommended resolution of 1440x900, but the screen scrolls, GNOME does not fit on the screen, I need to drag my mouse down in order to scroll the screen to see my task bar, for instance.

The 1440x900 resolution allows me to see very clearly, I like this, is there anyway to shrink the height of the space down, and not squish my resolution at the same time? I think there may have been something called a virtual resolution or something of the sort.

I will include my Xorg.conf file, if there is any other information needed that could help you help me, I'll provide it. I thank you for listening.

Code:
# /etc/X11/xorg.conf (xorg X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the /etc/X11/xorg.conf manual page.
# (Type "man /etc/X11/xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following command:
#   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg

Section "Files"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath	"/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
        # paths to defoma fonts
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
	FontPath	"/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/CID"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load	"GLcore"
	Load	"i2c"
	Load	"bitmap"
	Load	"ddc"
	Load	"dri"
	Load	"extmod"
	Load	"freetype"
	Load	"glx"
	Load	"int10"
	Load	"type1"
	Load	"vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
	Driver		"kbd"
	Option		"CoreKeyboard"
	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc104"
	Option		"XkbLayout"	"us"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
	Driver		"mouse"
	Option		"CorePointer"
	Option		"Device"		"/dev/input/mice"
	Option		"Protocol"		"ImPS/2"
	Option		"Emulate3Buttons"	"true"
	Option		"ZAxisMapping"		"4 5"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier	"NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
	Driver		"nvidia"
	BusID		"PCI:8:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier	"VA1912wSERIE"
	HorizSync	30-82
	VertRefresh	50-85
	Option		"DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"NVIDIA Corporation NVIDIA Default Card"
	Monitor		"VA1912wSERIE"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1440x900" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "832x624" "800x600" "720x400" "640x640" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier	"Default Layout"
	Screen		"Default Screen"
	InputDevice	"Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice	"Configured Mouse"
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode	0666
EndSection
The Remedy
It seems the problem wasn't in X, but in the way that GNOME automatically made the resolution set to 1440x1024. All I needed to do was go to System > Preferences > Screen Resolution and select.

My thanks go to:
Aysiu (http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=113913)
Centinul (http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...d.php?t=400892)
Thanks you guys!

Last edited by ProgramGeek; 01-11-2006 at 03:25 PM.
 
Old 01-08-2006, 02:48 PM   #2
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I believe that GNOME has it's own resolution settings. I'm not on a linux computer right now with GNOME so I can't be sure. I know I've run into this problem before and it required me to change to the resolution in the Xorg.conf file and in the GNOME settings. I hope this helps!
 
Old 01-11-2006, 03:25 PM   #3
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Problem Solved, View original posting for details on fix, and thank you.

- Tony
 
  


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