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Old 07-22-2003, 05:31 PM   #1
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display small (mandrake 9.1)


I'm running Mandrake 9.1 on my Dell laptop. I just installed it last week, but have been running it quite a bit since then. I used it a lot yesterday, and everything was running fine. But when I turned it on today, the login screen was taking up only a small space in the middle of the screen. I logged into KDE, and the problem was the same. Windows open up the same size, though, and the kicker, icons, etc, are all the same size. Any clue what is going on? I really am enjoying Linux so far, but I don't want to have to put up with strange random problems like this.

Thanks a lot for any help anyone can give.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:09 PM   #2
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Hi,
I am planning to install Mandrake 9.1 on my I8200 and have dual boot with XP. I would really appreciate if you can tell me whether you faced any problems in installation. Does the NTFS partitioning works using 9.1? Also does 9.1 recognizes the NVIDIA graphics card (I have Geforce 2 Go)?

Thanks a lot for your help,
Anirban
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:13 PM   #3
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Hi Banirban.

Just something to keep in mind.

In general, Mandrake 9.1 has no problems Reading NTFS partitions - it can't write to them though - it would corrupt the filesystem
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:16 PM   #4
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I just installed linux mandrake 9.1 with win xp, and so far cero problem, even in the same hd, first winxp and in the free fat partition linux, without a hitch, try!
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:21 PM   #5
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I have the same setup. Winxp on one partition. Mandrake 9.1 on another partition. I also created a third partition as Fat32 so that I could easily exchange files between the two OS's since you can read and write to a Fat32 filesystem.

All in all the installation of Mandrake 9.1 went pretty smooth, but go into expert mode when you install just so you can ensure you have maximum control on how you setup your linux installation such as partitioning and setting up a bootloader and so on and so forth.
 
Old 07-22-2003, 06:37 PM   #6
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Hi All,
thanks a lot for your responses. That gives me a lot of confidence. So I can use the Mandrake 9.1 to partition NTFS pretty much smoothly and don't need to buy Partition Magic or anything.

Once again thanks
Anirban
 
Old 07-22-2003, 08:34 PM   #7
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Banirban--

I would just make sure that you're careful, though. I accidentally messed up the partitioning and wasn't able to boot into Windows anymore. You shouldn't have any problems, but I would definitely make sure you back everything up first.

As for my original problem (the first post in this strand), anyone have any ideas?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:53 PM   #8
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Actually, I've had that problem on a few laptops myself, namely dells. Actually, msdos did that too. So I don't think the problem is necessaily madrakes fault. Does the screen stay small like that when just at the command prompt (no x running)?
 
Old 07-22-2003, 10:56 PM   #9
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No. When I switch out of X the screen is normal size. Very odd, and quite annoying.
 
  


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