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Old 02-14-2006, 05:48 AM   #1
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Login screen "too big" for screen


Hey, Im having a rather strange problem with my new install of debian. Initially when i set up the X config files i could only run the laptop in 800x600 mode. If i ran it in anything higher i would only be able to see a small part of the entire desktop. It would fill the screen but to see the rest i had to move the mouse to one of the edges and then the desktop would scroll over with the mouse.

Anyways i made some changes to the x config file and it resolved the problem for the desktop itself. The problem is that its still the same situation for the login screen. When it boots the login manager is in the lower left hand portion of the screen and to see it fully i have to "scroll" down to it. ANy ideas?

Here is my Xf86 config file
Code:
# XF86Config-4 (XFree86 X Window System server configuration file)
#
# This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
# values from the debconf database.
#
# Edit this file with caution, and see the XF86Config-4 manual page.
# (Type "man XF86Config-4" at the shell prompt.)
#
# This file is automatically updated on xserver-xfree86 package upgrades *only*
# if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xfree86
# package.
#
# If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
# again, run the following commands as root:
#
#   cp /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 /etc/X11/XF86Config-4.custom
#   md5sum /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 >/var/lib/xfree86/XF86Config-4.md5sum
#   dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86

Section "ServerLayout"
	Identifier     "Default Layout"
	Screen         "Default Screen" 0 0
	InputDevice    "Generic Keyboard"
	InputDevice    "Configured Mouse"
	InputDevice    "Generic Mouse"
EndSection

Section "Files"
			# local font server
	# if the local font server has problems, we can fall back on these
	FontPath     "unix/:7100"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Type1"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/CID"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/Speedo"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/100dpi"
	FontPath     "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/75dpi"
EndSection

Section "Module"
	Load  "GLcore"
	Load  "bitmap"
	Load  "dbe"
	Load  "ddc"
	Load  "dri"
	Load  "extmod"
	Load  "freetype"
	Load  "glx"
	Load  "int10"
	Load  "record"
	Load  "speedo"
	Load  "type1"
	Load  "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Keyboard"
	Driver      "keyboard"
	Option	    "CoreKeyboard"
	Option	    "XkbRules" "xfree86"
	Option	    "XkbModel" "pc104"
	Option	    "XkbLayout" "ie"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Configured Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "CorePointer"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/psaux"
	Option	    "Protocol" "PS/2"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
	Identifier  "Generic Mouse"
	Driver      "mouse"
	Option	    "SendCoreEvents" "true"
	Option	    "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
	Option	    "Protocol" "ImPS/2"
	Option	    "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
	Option	    "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "HTC:461c"
	HorizSync    28.0 - 96.0
	VertRefresh  50.0 - 75.0
	Option	    "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
	Identifier  "Generic Video Card"
	Driver      "ati"
	BusID       ""
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Default Screen"
	Device     "Generic Video Card"
	Monitor    "HTC:461c"
	DefaultDepth     16
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     1
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     4
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     8
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     15
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     16
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
	Mode         0666
EndSection
 
Old 02-14-2006, 07:02 AM   #2
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I could be wrong but I believe you can set a screen mode in the boot loader (Grub or Lilo) that might affect that.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 07:48 AM   #3
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Kerrysl
I could be wrong but I believe you can set a screen mode in the boot loader (Grub or Lilo) that might affect that.
You meant maybe the "vga=771" flag.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 08:41 AM   #4
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Code:
SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
I believe these mode settings give you a 1280x1024 virtual desktop where only 800x600 of it is visible at any time.
Try just

Code:
SubSection "Display"
		Depth     24
		Modes    "800x600"
	EndSubSection
And see if that helps.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:12 AM   #5
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I intended to try that vga=771 thing but oddly enough i dont have a /boot/grub/grub.conf file or a /etc/grub.conf file (im using grub)

As for removing the resolutions from the config file i dont see how that would help as i still want to use those resolutions while logged in. The problem is at the login screen and once i log in the screen seems to redraw itself at the collect resolution
 
Old 02-14-2006, 11:29 AM   #6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by NNP
I intended to try that vga=771 thing but oddly enough i dont have a /boot/grub/grub.conf file or a /etc/grub.conf file (im using grub)
Do you have a /boot/grub/menu.lst ?

If you can't find the file, type "e" when you see grub and edit the line beginning with "kernel".

Last edited by kloss; 02-14-2006 at 11:30 AM.
 
Old 02-14-2006, 12:13 PM   #7
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try changing your mode line to:

Quote:
Modes "1280x1024" "800x600" "640x480"
and restart X the system should come up full screen in 1280x1024.
 
  


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