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Old 11-22-2004, 02:10 AM   #1
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Menus in fluxbox are REALLY BIG


I just finished a slack 10 install on an old P3 laptop.
Everything went fine(after a couple of trys).

I logged in as root.
did adduser. added me.
did xwmconfig and chose fluxbox.
Everything looked fine until I launched Gimp.
Thenormally tiny menu was bigger than the screen.
I am assuming it is my resolution giving me this problem.
If it is , how do I change?

I chose resolution during install and I am not sure if it configured xorg or xfree.
I found xorg.conf, and no XF86Config.
I am not sure what to change in xorg.?

Would I change horzsync?
or vertrefresh?

Sorry for the barrage of questions tonight.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 08:54 AM   #2
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I've had this problems and its not X. I got the menu fonts and such in gtk applications like gimp and gftp, etc... to get smaller by launching the gnome configuration to edit the size of the fonts.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:16 PM   #3
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I am assuming I would just change my xwmconfig to make gnome my wm.
startx and there should be a setup?
or is there a gnome.conf?

Thanks for the help.
(knew I shouldn't have skipped the font configure in setup .)
 
Old 11-22-2004, 12:27 PM   #4
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Just turn of anti-aliasing ;) in the fluxbox
configuration menu ...



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Old 11-22-2004, 01:16 PM   #5
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Will that fix my problem in all windows managers and desktops or just fluxbox?
I use Flux, but my wife uses KDE.

Thanks for the feedback.
 
Old 11-22-2004, 01:29 PM   #6
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Try installing the artwiz fonts, they look nice.
But to fix your problem, you should probably edit the font size in .fluxbox/*

Ooops, sorry misread your question.
Anyway, start up gnome and find the theme setup, then edit the font size, if you can't do that
because of the problem, it might be in gnome.conf

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Old 11-22-2004, 01:36 PM   #7
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I will post later to see if I solved the problem.

Thanks for the quick response.
 
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Quote:
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Will that fix my problem in all windows managers and desktops or just fluxbox?
I use Flux, but my wife uses KDE.

Thanks for the feedback.
That would be fluxbox specific ... if you use decent
fonts in a high res I personally find them nicer un-anti-aliased
in Fluxbox. Anti-aliased ones look blurry...


Cheers,
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Old 11-22-2004, 10:36 PM   #9
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Allright.

Kde fonts and menu boxes are really big, but gnome works perfectly.

Flux looks allright until I open a menu then everythng is really big.

I am not touching settings in KDE, because I don't think the font settings at 12 are wrong.

I have found a couple threads in here, but they don't offer a solution.

Seems like there should be an easy fix.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 12:46 AM   #10
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Still stuck.

Need a solution to shrink menus/Font in KDE, Blackbox,and Flux while running programs like Mozilla, and Gimp.

Gnome and Xfce seem to work flawlessly with thes programs.
I can live with Xfce, maybe even Gnome if I have to (cringe).

I would like to get KDE up and working for my wife.
Flux for me.

I am tempted to reinstall. I remember a section to select fonts in install menu. I think I skipped it?

I am frustrated. I googled and searched every thread here I could find and nothing.

All threads for this problem don't really end with a solution to the problem.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:45 AM   #11
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I'm sorry I can't help much here, but if my memory serves me well, the only
font section is for console fonts.

Anyway, a reinstall could possibly fix your problem, but you might be able to fix it without.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 01:58 AM   #12
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I will hold off on the reinstall I have been on a linux distro install binge for a couple weeks now.

I don't get why gnome and Xfce are not affected.
 
Old 11-23-2004, 11:34 PM   #13
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Pictures of problem at my blog.

I wanted to post some pictures of the large menus and fonts in KDE.
I hope somebody might better understand what I am trying to fix.

Here is a link to the pictures. http://randompicts.blogspot.com/

The pictures are on my blog.
I know the blog is dumb. I just wanted to practice posting pictures for later projects.

Click on the pictures to make them easier to view.

I hope somebody can help.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:10 AM   #14
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hm. that's a weird one, never seen that problem before....

I assume you played around with the font settings in the kde control center.

did you try toggling the X resolution with ctrl-alt-+,- (numpad)?

Last edited by Genesee; 11-24-2004 at 12:12 AM.
 
Old 11-24-2004, 12:29 AM   #15
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Font setting in KDE look right. By that I mean they look the same as other settings for fonts I have seen in SUSE. like helvetica 10.
Arial 10. etc.

I didn't do ctrl-alt-+.

I am not sure where I would do that?
in kde?
I am on a laptop I don't have a numpad..

The part that confuses me the most is Gnome looks and works perfectly.

Hopefully somebody has seen this before.

I've reinstalled 3 times. Thinking I botched the settings somewhere along the way.

I don't think its xorg.conf problem cuz gnome works.

I thought it might be a lilo.conf problem, but I don't think it is.

Only things affected are KDE programs and menus/icons. I think..?

BTW have I said how much I like the xwmconfig option in Slack?
I haven't seen it other distros, but it makes switching wm's so easy.
Thanks Genessee.
 
  


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