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Old 03-01-2003, 12:15 AM   #1
a.lost.soul
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Vector Linux


Hey WTF!!! is wong with my screen it's so...BIG. all I can see is half of my monitor being used and the icons make me fell like I have bad eye sight.

I have looked at the XF86Config but it's all greek to me so I don't want to mess around with it unless I have to.

so if anyone has any suggestions please tell me.

TIA
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Old 03-01-2003, 12:47 AM   #2
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With my first Linux install a few years ago I got a screen about 4 times the size of my monitor - my i810 chipset was not yet supported.
Occasionally when I install a distro, the default setting is a lower resolution screen with huge icons and some windows overflowing the screen.
You probably want to check the Xwindows configuration, confirm your video chipset is supported, and that the correct video driver is being used - in whatever order seems best to you.
No doubt better answers to follow.
Good Luck.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 01:31 AM   #3
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First of all, try crtl-alt-+ to see if you can cycle through your available resolutions. If that doesn't help, try the config command vasm and choose X configuration. When you get to the window asking what resolutions and colour depths you want enabled, tab and space to the ones you want (it sounds like your resolution is way too low, so choose 1024x768 and higher). You select the resolutions you want by hitting the space bar. Then exit your X session and log back into X. If that doesn't work, post your XF86Config-4 file - I'm assuming you used X Free 4.2.99 during install, (it would also be good to know your video card make).
 
Old 03-01-2003, 03:31 AM   #4
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Hey guys thanx for your replys but none don't seem to work vut the "crl+atl -+" but it just works in the small opera browser.

Also my video card is a Nvidia GeForece 2 mx400 and I think it was made by MSI and my monitor is an Optiquest Q71.

And here is my XF86Config-4

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "XFree86 Configured"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
ModulePath "/usr/X11R6/lib/modules"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/misc/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/Type1/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/CID/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/TTF/"
FontPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/fonts/local/"
EndSection

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

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

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

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
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 "SWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "HWcursor" # [<bool>]
#Option "NoAccel" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShowCache" # [<bool>]
#Option "ShadowFB" # [<bool>]
#Option "UseFBDev" # [<bool>]
#Option "Rotate" # [<str>]
#Option "VideoKey" # <i>
#Option "FlatPanel" # [<bool>]
Identifier "Card0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "NVidia"
BoardName "GeForce2 MX/MX 400"
BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
EndSection
"
 
Old 03-01-2003, 05:00 AM   #5
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Same card as me so, here's the important bit of mine...

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Card0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 1
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 4
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 15
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
SubSection "Display"
Depth 32
Modes "1280x1024" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
The default depth indicates my initial settings. The first mode on each line is the first resolution used when you start X, so hopefully, you should be able to patch most of my file into yours.

Edit - I posted the Config file from Mandrake first, this is my Vector version.

Last edited by carlywarly; 03-01-2003 at 05:06 AM.
 
Old 03-01-2003, 04:10 PM   #6
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Hey thanx for you help I have good colors now but the icon size and the black borders are still there so now I am still stuck . so if you or anyone else have any tips please tell me.

Thanx
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Old 03-02-2003, 01:45 AM   #7
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Which window manager are you using?
 
Old 03-02-2003, 02:28 AM   #8
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i'm using IceWM.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 05:09 AM   #9
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I use KDE 3.1, but I found this page -
http://www.icewm.org/files/en/guide/...r-uk.html#toc2
might help.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 11:14 AM   #10
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I had the exact problem yesterday on a new install. No amount of tweaking xfree helped.

I reinstalled and used the original settings and all was fine.
 
Old 03-02-2003, 02:16 PM   #11
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Thanx for your replysa guys. and
carlywarly thanx for the link i'll check it out later.

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