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Old 07-10-2010, 01:16 AM   #1
David2010
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Screen Resolution off screen?


Ok this one is really strange and although I have encountered this issue before, I can't remember how to fix it.

I have fluxbox set up on gentoo and the resolution I want (1024x768).

The issue is, the small screen has to scroll to get to the other parts of the screen to achieve that resolution.

That was NOT at all what I had in mind. I wanted the entire screen to be available, I shouldn't have to scroll.

How do you get it to react in the same manner that it should be?

Xorg config:

Code:
Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "X.org Configured"
        Screen      0  "Screen0" 0 0
        Screen      1  "Screen1" RightOf "Screen0"
        InputDevice    "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
        ModulePath   "/usr/lib/xorg/modules"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/misc/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/TTF/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/OTF"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/Type1/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/100dpi/"
        FontPath     "/usr/share/fonts/75dpi/"
EndSection

Section "Module"
        Load  "dri"
        Load  "dri2"
        Load  "glx"
        Load  "dbe"
        Load  "record"
        Load  "extmod"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "keyboard"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Mouse0"
        Driver      "mouse"
        Option      "Protocol" "auto"
        Option      "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
        Option      "ZAxisMapping" "4 5 6 7"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor0"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
        Identifier   "Monitor1"
        VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
        ModelName    "Monitor Model"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"                  # <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"                # <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                       # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                     # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"              # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"                  # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "vesa"
        VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
        BoardName   "82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:0"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        ### Available Driver options are:-
        ### Values: <i>: integer, <f>: float, <bool>: "True"/"False",
        ### <string>: "String", <freq>: "<f> Hz/kHz/MHz"
        ### [arg]: arg optional
        #Option     "NoAccel"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "SWcursor"                  # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ColorKey"                  # <i>
        #Option     "CacheLines"                # <i>
        #Option     "Dac6Bit"                   # [<bool>]
        #Option     "DRI"                       # [<bool>]
        #Option     "NoDDC"                     # [<bool>]
        #Option     "ShowCache"                 # [<bool>]
        #Option     "XvMCSurfaces"              # <i>
        #Option     "PageFlip"                  # [<bool>]
        Identifier  "Card0"
        Driver      "vesa"
        VendorName  "Intel Corporation"
        BoardName   "82852/855GM Integrated Graphics Device"
        BusID       "PCI:0:2:1"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen0"
        Device     "Card0"
        Monitor    "Monitor0"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
               Depth     1
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes     "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen1"
        Device     "Card1"
        Monitor    "Monitor1"
        DefaultDepth 24
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     1
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     8
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     15
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     16
        EndSubSection
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     24
                Modes     "1024x768"
        EndSubSection
EndSection

Last edited by David2010; 07-10-2010 at 01:19 AM.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 03:25 AM   #2
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Have you tried hitting Ctrl-+/- on the number pad? IIRC that allows you to change the resolution up/down such that the cursor pans around the screen if it's larger than the physical display res...or something like that.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 08:20 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by David2010 View Post
I have fluxbox set up on gentoo and the resolution I want (1024x768).

The issue is, the small screen has to scroll to get to the other parts of the screen to achieve that resolution.

That was NOT at all what I had in mind. I wanted the entire screen to be available, I shouldn't have to scroll.
I don't think that's possible if the screen's native resolution is less than 1024x768.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 10:12 AM   #4
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Specifing VertRefresh and HorizSync in your monitor section(s) might do the trick

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       27.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
Make sure that the values match the capabilities of your monitor.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 02:16 PM   #5
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Wim Sturkenboom View Post
Specifing VertRefresh and HorizSync in your monitor section(s) might do the trick

Code:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier     "Generic Monitor"
    HorizSync       27.0 - 96.0
    VertRefresh     50.0 - 160.0
    Option         "DPMS"
EndSection
Make sure that the values match the capabilities of your monitor.
What command do I type in to figure out the capabilities of my monitor? I don't want to get stuck with a fried monitor. Especially since its a laptop.
 
Old 07-10-2010, 03:07 PM   #6
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What command do I type in to figure out the capabilities of my monitor? I don't want to get stuck with a fried monitor. Especially since its a laptop.
Ok, I fixed it.

All I did was instead of setting multiple values for modes I just set one and that fixed it.

I don't know how... but I fixed it.
 
Old 07-03-2015, 11:36 AM   #7
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Newbie can't figure it out

Hi,

I'm brand new to Linux, and I'm not a programmer. I have the same problem with the resolution going off screen. I can't see the task bar or start button (or equilivent in Linux) I was ready to scrap Linux when I figured out that I can hit the Windows button to open up programs. I tried adjusting the display settings, but I just have 2 options; 1920x1080, and 1280x720. They both have the same problem, but with the lower resolution it's worse.

I can't make sense of the solutions in this thread like, "just use one mode instead of multiple". I searched in the start menu for "mode" and nothing came up. Some have shown chunks of code, I don't know what to do with. Someone posted monitor section settings, and I don't know where to edit that. I searched in the start menu for "monitor" and it just comes up with the display settings which didn't help before.

Can someone leave step by step instructions for me to fix my resolution issue? (keeping in mind I can't completely see any of the 4 sides of the screen)
 
  


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