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Old 05-14-2004, 06:48 PM   #1
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Programs exceeding my screen


I have had this problem for a while, but have not mentioned it because it is not that important. I am using Mandrake 9.1 and sometimes when I launch a program, the screen of that program exceeds my monitors screen. I do not know the reason for this.
Programs like Gimp and K3b setup launch ok, but the next, back and cancel are not visible till I close the taskbar and move the windows as far as I can upwards.
Is there a reason for this?
 
Old 05-14-2004, 07:01 PM   #2
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what is the screen resolution? some programs are setup to defaualt to a deeper/larger resolution, i.e. 1024 x 768, or 1280 x 1024, so if your resolution is less than the default, the "window" would exceed the screen. hope that made sense.
 
Old 05-15-2004, 08:43 AM   #3
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I think that I recall my resolution on install being smaller 800*600 perhaps. Do you know how I increase the resolution?
 
Old 05-15-2004, 09:06 AM   #4
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run your video configuration tool, not sure what it's called in mandrake, and change it there, or you could edit your XF86Config file by hand, and change the modes there. i don't reccomend this method if your unsure about what you're doing. the gui tool will probably be your best bet.
good luck.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:01 PM   #5
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Can't find the video config tool. What line in XF86Config do and alter?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:27 PM   #6
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you'll need to edit your screens, here are the relevent sections of mine

Code:
# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present.  Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen.  A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "** Intel i810 (generic)               [i810]"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection
hope that helps.
good luck.
 
Old 05-17-2004, 05:39 PM   #7
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I will my memory jogged, where does XF86config located?
 
Old 05-17-2004, 06:07 PM   #8
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/etc/X11

you may also want to have a look at this

http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/bas...iles3.html#etc

and this

http://www.mandrakeuser.org/docs/

hope you find something useful.
good luck.
 
  


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