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Old 01-08-2003, 12:14 PM   #1
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Question screen to small as root user


Help.
Just loaded Red Hat 8.0 on my other machine. If I log on as a normal user all is fine with screen size. However when logging on as root only the lower right corner of the screen is used. the other 3/4 is the blue linux background. Can this be adjusted and how? thanks in advance for the help...jkp...
 
Old 01-08-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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We need more info. What WM are you using? Is the resolution just
very low, so everything looks really big? I don't actually know what
you are seeing. . .
 
Old 01-09-2003, 10:39 AM   #3
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root screen size

Moses, I have a Mitac 1564 set in the gui interface at 1024x768
that answers the WM question if that stands for windows monitor.

What i see on a user log on in a normal screen. When logged on as root the screen is also normal however it is in the lower right quadrant of the screen i.e. 1/4 size. the other 3/4s of the screen contain the blue linux background. the text is readable and normal looking but small as you can imagine.(old eyes you know)

hope this clarifies...jkp...
 
Old 01-09-2003, 11:19 AM   #4
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I'm confused too. Your field of view is only a small portion of your resolution, which is the 4th quadrant?
 
Old 01-10-2003, 10:11 AM   #5
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Looks like this:
_________________
|****************|
|*******No*******|
| ******** _______|
| ********| 111111 |
| *Data ** |1 data 1|
|*********|1111111|
does this help

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Old 01-11-2003, 01:51 AM   #6
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WM is for windows manager, KDE, Gnome, fluxbox, openwindows,
etc.
 
Old 01-14-2003, 09:32 AM   #7
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My Windows manager is Gnome
 
Old 01-14-2003, 11:37 AM   #8
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Post the contents of your /etc/X11/XF86Config file (it will have
XF86Config in the filename, there may be more crap after that),
without the comments (lines that start with "#").
 
Old 01-14-2003, 03:53 PM   #9
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Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Anaconda Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Mouse1" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "dbe"
Load "extmod"
Load "fbdevhw"
Load "dri"
Load "glx"
Load "record"
Load "freetype"
Load "type1"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
#Option "XkbOptions" ""
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "keyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xfree86"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us" #Option "XkbVariant" ""
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "PS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse1"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "no"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "MiTAC 1564FD/1564FS"
DisplaySize 286 216
HorizSync 30.0 - 66.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 100.0
Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
# no known options
#BusID
Identifier "ATI Mach64 3D Rage IIC"
Driver "ati"
VendorName "ATI Mach64 3D Rage IIC"
BoardName "ATI Mach64 3D Rage IIC"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "ATI Mach64 3D Rage IIC"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 15
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
 
Old 01-15-2003, 03:37 AM   #10
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Is there a file in /root called XF86Config? If so, post it (without
comments, and without any mouse or keyboard information).
 
Old 01-15-2003, 11:47 AM   #11
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Moses there is no XF86Config file in the root dir.
tks...jp...
 
Old 01-15-2003, 04:40 PM   #12
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hmm. . .
Can you do the following:
exit the X server (completely, including any login manager like gdm or kdm)
remove /var/log/XFree86.0.log
log in as root
startx
exit the WM
post the output of /var/log/XFree86.0.log
(it may be a long file, if so, just post any lines that are errors or warnings,
and the last 10 lines or so of the file)
 
Old 01-16-2003, 09:21 AM   #13
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Moses at this piont it 's repaired. Since I had just install rh8
I tried a reinstall and that cured the problem thanks for the help.
I learned along the way and got a lot more to learn.
best ...jp...
 
  


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