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Old 06-26-2003, 12:32 AM   #1
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Question screen scrolling?

I just installed debian woody. Everything works ok, except, I can't see my whole screen, and when I move my mouse to the edge of the screen, the whole screen scrolls that way. Does anyone know how can i disable this so that i can just see my whole screen? Thanks
Old 06-26-2003, 06:21 AM   #2
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when you configured X you've been asked if the virtual screen should be bigger than the physical one and you said yes reconfigure your X and say no

Old 06-26-2003, 06:38 AM   #3
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Your problem is that virtual desktop is enabled...

I am useing KDE, and in the control center in KDE, under Peripherals - Display

In there will be the XFree86 config, there will be a setting for virtual desktop that you want to set to not used.

If you are not using KDE, then, the setting should be in your XF86Config.

Old 06-26-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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Hi, sorry for the delay,

thanks, but i figured it out. I just had to run dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xfree86 to edit my XFree86Config-4 file, step-by-step and this time, i just enable two resolutions (1024*768 & 800*600), and it automatically defaulted to 1024*768. As i learn more about how Debian works, it seems like it's better than the other distros, due to the amount of configuration and update options.


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