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Old 03-19-2004, 09:48 PM   #1
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Question laptop monitor


hi

i have installed slackware on my laptop

i set the resolution to 1024x768

but the thing is the actuall desktop doesnt expand to fit my monitor

so i have like 1 inch of space around the desktop of unused monitor

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 03-19-2004, 10:25 PM   #2
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hrm maybe i didnt explain well,

i have a 1 inch border of unused monitor space around my desktop

so my screen is really small and in the center of my monitor

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:52 AM   #3
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Have you tried using the control buttons for the monitor? Laptop or no, you should be able to adjust the vertical and horizontal sizing, along with the brightness, contrast, etc. -- J.W.
 
Old 03-20-2004, 12:41 PM   #4
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bah.... my laptop doesnt come with any manual monitor controls

thing is, my computer boots to the command line not X

and it takes up the whole screen just fine,

but right after i type in startx

it goes to my desktop and shrinks the whole thing

any suggestions?

thanks
 
Old 03-20-2004, 06:17 PM   #5
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That means your laptop default resolution is larger than 10x7 -- try 1280x1024. Most laptop screens will not expand pictures as desktop monitors do; increase the resolution and it'll be fine.
 
  


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