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Old 01-19-2013, 07:31 PM   #1
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Unable to change window size in Fedora 18 with Gnome 3.6.2


I have a netbook with 2Gb RAM, an Intel® Atom™ CPU N570 @ 1.66GHz × 4 processor and a Intel® IGD Graphics Card. I recently upgraded to Fedora 18 (32bit) with Gnome 3.6.2. Ever since I started using Gnome 3 some windows are too large for my screen, which causes them to have their lower end (where usually the "OK" and "Cancel" buttons are) below the screen. Trying to find a solution I also tried to change the screen resolution (it is now at 1024x600), only to find out that I didn't have any xorg.conf file. With the command "Xorg -configure" I tried to create a new xorg.conf file and got this output:

X.Org X Server 1.13.1
Release Date: 2012-12-13
X Protocol Version 11, Revision 0
Build Operating System: 2.6.32-279.9.1.el6.x86_64
Current Operating System: Linux RossoNero 3.7.2-201.fc18.i686 #1 SMP Fri Jan 11 22:39:56 UTC 2013 i686
Kernel command line: BOOT_IMAGE=/vmlinuz-3.7.2-201.fc18.i686 root=/dev/mapper/vg_rossonero-lv_root ro rd.md=0 rd.lvm.lv=vg_rossonero/lv_root rd.dm=0 rd.lvm.lv=vg_rossonero/lv_swap KEYTABLE=us quiet SYSFONT=latarcyrheb-sun16 rhgb rd.luks=0 LANG=en_US.UTF-8
Build Date: 09 January 2013 03:43:33AM
Build ID: xorg-x11-server 1.13.1-4.fc18
Current version of pixman: 0.26.2
Before reporting problems, check http://wiki.x.org
to make sure that you have the latest version.
Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
(++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
(WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
(==) Log file: "/var/log/Xorg.0.log", Time: Sat Jan 19 18:29:57 2013
setversion 1.4 failed
List of video drivers:
ztv
siliconmotion
glint
qxl
radeon
voodoo
cirrus
dummy
modesetting
ati
v4l
rendition
mga
i740
s3virge
ast
neomagic
tdfx
mach64
sis
trident
intel
geode
openchrome
r128
apm
i128
sisusb
nouveau
amd
savage
nv
vmware
fbdev
vesa
(++) Using config file: "/root/xorg.conf.new"
(==) Using config directory: "/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d"
(==) Using system config directory "/usr/share/X11/xorg.conf.d"
Number of created screens does not match number of detected devices.
Configuration failed.
Server terminated with error (2). Closing log file.

Despite this the option of 800x600 resolution returned to the Displays tab of System Settings (which was absent before that ever since the upgrade). Even with that resolution though the lower end of the same windows continue to be below the screen.
Would those lower ends become visible if I changed to a higher 16:9 resolution (if that is even possible on a netbook), and how would I do that? Is there another way to change the size of windows? (note that <Alt>+F8 does not work on those windows).

Last edited by Neyzan; 01-19-2013 at 07:33 PM.
 
Old 01-20-2013, 07:43 AM   #2
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Placing the mouse anywhere in the window and doing and pressing Alt while holding down the left mouse (touchpad) button lets me drag a window inb the DEs I use (LXDE, Cinnamon)
 
Old 01-20-2013, 12:25 PM   #3
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Not so in Gnome 3. You can hold the window from its upper border, but you can't move it past the toolbar at the top...
 
Old 01-24-2013, 01:47 PM   #4
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I must add that when trying to use <Alt>+F8 in windows of some applications (Scribus, e.g.) the whole system crashes when the window starts to resize...
 
  


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