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Old 04-21-2005, 06:50 AM   #1
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DELL monitor desktop does not occupy the entire screen


I have installed Fedora Core 3 on my DELL dimension 8300 recently and the installation went through fine. I also installed the latest drivers for my nvidia graphics card as well. I updated the BIOS to A07. However i am unable to get my desktop to occupy the entire monitor screen. It shows up as a square in the centre. I have tried to adjust the xorg.conf (both horizontalysync and verticalrefresh rates) file as per a number of threads with no success. Any help on this will be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot in advance.

Old 04-21-2005, 09:10 AM   #2
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attaching my xorg.conf file...

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
FontPath "unix/:7100"

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

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
Identifier "Keyboard0"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Mouse0"
Driver "mouse"
Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Monitor0"
VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
ModelName "Dell E772p"
DisplaySize 300 230
HorizSync 30.0 - 70.0
VertRefresh 50.0 - 160.0
Option "dpms"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce FX (generic)"

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device "Videocard0"
Monitor "Monitor0"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 16
Modes "800x600" "640x480"
SubSection "Display"
Viewport 0 0
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Section "DRI"
Group 0
Mode 0666
Old 04-22-2005, 06:20 AM   #3
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go into Application menu (redhat) /system setting/Display/Hardware tab
and select configure monitor type and then highlight LCD panel 1024x768, ok, and see what that does . Check and see if your adapter card is set to
Nvidia card.
Fedora 3 has it's own Nvidia driver.
I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 and it works perfect on mine with Nvidia a
Did you load the Nividia driver or are you using Fedora's driver, if so you need to
change the setting in Xorg.conf 'Device' to nv instead of nvidia , 'nv' is fedora's driver
and 'nvidia' is driver


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