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Old 09-14-2007, 03:22 AM   #16
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Making good progress, but still got a couple of problems. My screen resolution is now set at 1280 x 1024, but my display is still oversize. What is the considered optimum (if any) for these settings?
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Old 09-14-2007, 03:27 AM   #17
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Depends on the specs of your monitor. You should find somewhere (even in the monitor box) the optimum screen resolution for it
 
Old 09-14-2007, 04:05 AM   #18
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Depends on the specs of your monitor. You should find somewhere (even in the monitor box) the optimum screen resolution for it
Thanks, Matz. I have an Acer AL1512 TFT. I have just looked at the on-screen menu settings and it comes up with 800 x 600. Is that what I should set my resolution to?
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Old 09-14-2007, 10:24 AM   #19
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I found that 1024x768 should work right with this monitor.
 
Old 09-14-2007, 04:07 PM   #20
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Thanks for your suggestion, Matz. Tried those settings, but still no joy. I can live with it, but it would be nice to have a normal size screen. I'll hang on and hope someone can come up with a solution.
One thing I have noticed is that in Sax x2 Card and Monitor properties, the name of the designated monitor is Vesa. Is this significant?
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Old 09-14-2007, 08:16 PM   #21
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Well, it could be. VESA implies that Sax isn't familiar with your type of monitor so it is using a generic denominator. I have an ACER 1951 and I get the same (although I haven't got any issues with screen resolution - as long as I install the proper videocard driver). This whole issue is quite typical of the previous generation of Linux distros.

By the way, can you post your xorg.conf? There's a chance that Sax has misconstrued the refresh rates, which can have an impact on screen resolution. To make a copy of xorg.conf to your home directory, just run this command from the terminal:

su -
[root password]
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /home/[your username]/xorgconf

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Old 09-15-2007, 11:21 AM   #22
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By the way, can you post your xorg.conf? There's a chance that Sax has misconstrued the refresh rates, which can have an impact on screen resolution. To make a copy of xorg.conf to your home directory, just run this command from the terminal:

su -
[root password]
cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /home/[your username]/xorgconf
Thanks, Jay, but I'm an absolute tyro at Linux. This may sound a bit stupid, but could you be a little more detailed? For instance, 'Command from the terminal'. Where do I find the terminal?
Regards.
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Old 09-15-2007, 02:21 PM   #23
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It is accessible from the menu. Just look for "Terminal". I'm sorry, I can't be more precise because I'm not very familiar with KDE. Alternatively, you can use a virtual terminal (the one accessible from the menu is called a "terminal emulator"): press Ctrl + Alt + F1, enter
login: root
password: root password
Then execute the commands from my previous my post , log out (type exit + enter ) and return to KDE by pressing Alt + F7; the xorg.conf file should be in your home directory.
 
Old 09-16-2007, 03:47 PM   #24
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Hi, Jay. This is what I am putting in, but get the 'no such command' message,
linux-r0sa:~ # su-[password]cat/etc/X11/xorg.conf>/home[username]/xorgconf
Am I missing something?
Thanks.
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Old 09-16-2007, 09:05 PM   #25
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Theres a space char after 'cat' . cat is the cmd, the rest is the filename to cat (dump to screen). Incidentally, you need to fill in your username where he wrote [username] without brackets ie sans [] eg:


Actually, he means
1. login as root:
su -
2. give root passwd
insertrootpasswdhere
3. copy file
cp /etc/X11/xorg.conf > /home/orinoco/xorgconf

change orinoco to your username on your system
 
Old 09-17-2007, 08:50 AM   #26
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Thanks, Chris. I didn't realise that there was a space and no brackets required. I'll try again. Also, just wondering if my screen size could be affected by the font used on my web-page, Times New Roman? Where can I find a list of the fonts which are available in Opensuse?

Last edited by 0rinoco; 09-17-2007 at 09:12 AM.
 
Old 09-17-2007, 02:14 PM   #27
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Screen resolution shouldn't have anything to do with fonts. I suspect it is simply a matter of incorrect monitor refresh rates (which is why I asked about your xorg.conf - that's where those rates are specified).

Font sets for Suse (and Linux in general?). There must be a few hundred but most aren't installed by default. Times New Roman is included in the msttcorefonts package; you'll need to set up third-party repositories first, though:

http://en.opensuse.org/YaST_package_repository
 
Old 09-18-2007, 09:50 AM   #28
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Thought I had posted this, but obviously not. I didn't realise that I could reduce the text size on my screen. Doing so has completely solved the problem. I feel a bit of an idiot after all the time you guys have spent trying to help me. Thanks anyway.
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It's very helpful for me..........
I use of the Linux operating system.

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Old 05-19-2012, 02:44 AM   #30
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It's very helpful for me..........
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