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Old 08-09-2006, 09:28 PM   #1
flyfisherman
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nvidia x server settings


brand new to linux, like 3 days. my nephew set it up for me and everything is good. when i go to desktop every thing is fine. i can open any app and it looks good. the only problem is when i open the nvidia x server settings everything is so small i can't read it. how can i set the resolution on just the x server. i'd ask my nephew but he's out of town for 2 weeks.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 12:43 AM   #2
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I'm not real sure if you can do what you want.Dosen't mean its not possiable, just that I don't know how. Buf if your using KDE, I'm pretty sure it comes with an on-screen magnifier that should enlarge the section of the screen enough to help you read what you need.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 01:46 AM   #3
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From a root terminal:

/usr/bin/system-config-display

or

right click on KDE desktop and select:

Configure Desktop>Display
 
Old 08-10-2006, 12:58 PM   #4
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nvidia x server settings

neither of those suggestions help. when you click on x server settins you don't have a magnifier. the desktop is configured correctly. it is like everything else is ok but the x server has an extremely high resolution.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 02:21 PM   #5
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I understand what your trying to do. The magnifier should be a separate program listed in the menu under like accessibility maybe?? I'm not a KDE user, so I can't say for sure, but I know it exists. If it dosen't. See if you can find it using Pacman.I think it's pacman Arch uses.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:39 PM   #6
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i guess a better way to put this is.my nephew set up arch linux on my comp cause i'm sick of xp have lots of time and would like to learn linux. when we booted up the resolution was 1360x786. which in and of itself is fine, matches my monitor.go to desktop and everything is so small you can't read. changed the font size and everything is good. every app is the same except the nvidia xserver settings. that is still so small i can't read it. how do i get into the nvidia x server to change the resolution? thank you
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #7
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Buddy, I'm trying to help you. I don't think you can change just the font size of nvidia settings, I have the same program on my computer and I've never seen said option. What you can do though is install KDE magifier, which will magnifiy sections of the screen for you. If you don't have it, pacman will install it for you. Just open a terminal, su to root access, give pacman a whirl.

I don't know the exact name of the pakage in pacman, so try a command similar to:
pacman -Ss kmag

After it returns the proper program, install it, unless it tells you its already installed, then all you have to do is use it.
pacman -S kmag

If this dosen't work for you, I'm sorry, but right now its the best suggestion you've got.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:55 PM   #8
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I would completely disable this resolution in the xorg.conf

Oh crap, now I can show off my command-line... skills

press strg-alt-F1
This should take you to the command line. Don't panic - the desktop is still on srg-alt-F7
to go to the directory /etc/X11/ type
"cd /etc/X11"
(case sensitive)
Now comes the funny part. You need a command line editor. I always guess my way through them. vim or vi should be installed.

type
"vim xorg.conf"

Somewhere at the end of the text file are the default resolution - There should be a section that sais "default depht" - most likely 24
You can eighter delete the monster resolutions from all dephts, or just go to the line that sais "your default depht" - in my case 24, and delete them, save, exit, reboot.

I'm going to edit this a little bit later on with a vi-walkthrough

---edit---
After re-reading the first post, I see there probably is no need for a vi-walkthrough.

Last edited by oskar; 08-10-2006 at 07:03 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 06:58 PM   #9
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@ Penguin of Wonder

What's your point?
He can't read, how is he supposed to install or find a screen magnifier?

---edit---
sorry, my fault - I misunderstood the first post...
I read xserver and resolution...

Last edited by oskar; 08-10-2006 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 08-10-2006, 10:06 PM   #10
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i can use the magnifier but why should the resolution be different on only the x server? i've gone into xconf and remove every resolution except 800x600. my desktop shows the changes and the control panel says 800x600. but when i click on nvidia xserver settings it still is so high you can't read. why is only the xserver different? and can i fix this?
 
  


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