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Old 06-18-2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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Mandrake Move Screen


I downloaded and burned mandrakemove to a cd and everything is great ... on one computer. I booted up no problem and got online with out configuring a single thing. On my other computer the screen is wierd. I don't know how to really describe it. Like the desktop is too big for the screen so if you take your pointer to the edge of the screen the screen moves, like in a fps, you go left the screen goes left. But mine is up,down,left, and right. I tried changing the screen resolution and setting the monitor size. I also could not get online. Both computers are connected to the same router so I don't understand this. There was nothing in the Drak thing to set this.

(Q)How can I adjust the size of the screen so that I see everything at once and don't have to move the mouse to the edge of the screen and move it to view it all?

(Q)How can I get online?
 
Old 06-18-2004, 11:53 PM   #2
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i think it's called a 'virtual screen' where it actually extends beyond the borders of your monitor...it sounds like it's not reading and configuring the hardware correctly on that second machine...all i know of mandrake move is what i've read recently, which sounds like a pretty sweet tool, but beyond that, i'm not sure...
 
Old 06-19-2004, 12:03 AM   #3
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Virtual screen! Thanks for atleast giving me something to search. Any other help would be awsome too.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:20 PM   #4
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Alright, I can't find anything on how to fix the screen. I found stuff for 9.1 and it wasn't for Mandrakemove.

It's still not recognizing my NIC, I assume. It is listed under hardware settings and stuff but I can't change anything.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 02:36 PM   #5
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That happens when you set your screen resolution to big for your screen, or the OS thinks its to big. If you know that the screen resolutions works and should fit, try to find updated drivers. Otherwise, pick a different resolution. If I make my screen resolution 640x480, it doesn't fill my entire screen because my graphic card shouldn't be able to go that low.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 05:08 PM   #6
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I set the screen resolution at the lowest, I also tried to set the screen size (configure the monitor) to the lowest. No changes. I can't update the driver because I can't get online with MandrakeMove on this computer. On another computer it works great though.
 
Old 06-19-2004, 07:00 PM   #7
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Yes that sound's very much like the the virtual screen, you shouldn't have to change things to the smallest resolution but I'd suspect that it's something to do with the hardware detection.

You could try having a look here and see what they suggest. You may also, once you've got a way of modifying the resolution (if you looked into modifying the /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file then when it list's the stuff about your monitor, you'd have to change it so instead of it saying something like this)
Code:
Section "Screen"     
Identifier "screen1"    
 Device "device1"     
Monitor "monitor1"     
DefaultColorDepth 24         
 Subsection "Display"         
Depth 8         
Virtual 1280 1024    
 EndSubsection         
 Subsection "Display"        
 Depth 15         
Virtual 1280 1024     
EndSubsection         
 Subsection "Display"         
Depth 16        
 Virtual 1280 1024    
 EndSubsection         
 Subsection "Display"        
 Depth 24        
 Virtual 1280 1024    
 EndSubsection  
EndSection
all the sections say this


Code:
Subsection "Display"          
Depth 8                
EndSubsection           
Subsection "Display"          
Depth 15                
EndSubsection           
Subsection "Display"         
Depth 16               
EndSubsection           
Subsection "Display"          
Depth 24
Notice that all you would have done is to remove the virtual screen setting so it should just set some sort of default, which you should also be able to change.

But because we're talking about mandrake move here, you'd have to have some way of saving this as a preference and that's where the memory key drive comes in - you'd save it on that (if you bought a boxed set or a separate key for use with the download version).

Hopefully this helps a little (or at least point's you in the right direction)

regards

John

p.s. Oh and getting on line may be a different ball game. If you have an internal modem, then you need to identify exactly what model it is. It's probably a "winmodem" which is a software based thing. Then (under windows) google for winmodem (you could check out this site which as I understand it, is one of the main places to find out about these devices) you then need to find out if it's possible to get your device configured under linux - some you can, some you can't (blame M$ and the cheapskate manufacturers).
 
  


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