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Old 03-16-2006, 03:49 AM   #1
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desktop area larger than screen resolution (something wrong with X config?)


When i installed linux i selected the largest resolution my screen can handle (for gaiming) which is 1600x1200.

This is obviously useless for general work stuff so i tried cutting this down to 1024x768 by altering the order in the XF86Config file. The config file now looks like this:

Code:
Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Default Screen"
	Device		"Generic Video Card"
	Monitor		"Generic Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		1
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		4
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		8
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		15
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		16
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1024x768" "1600x1200" "1400x1050" "1280x1024"
	EndSubSection
EndSection
With the rest as normal.

When GDM and Gnome load the desktop area is larger than the screen resolution. It is liek I am zoomed in and when i drag the mouse to (and beyound) the edge of the screen it scroles acros the screen.

When i get into Gnome i can use the tool in there to change the resolution and it is then fine to work with, but as you can imagin this is annoying. Any ideas?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 03:59 AM   #2
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You need to add:
Code:
Virtual  1024 768
inside every: SubSection "Display" ... EndSubSection
 
Old 03-16-2006, 04:35 AM   #3
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Works a charm but...

That works a charm however. is there an easy way to alter things for if i want to play a game at 1600x1200 as i have a card for it?
 
Old 03-16-2006, 05:34 AM   #4
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try pressing Ctrl Alt and + or - this should scroll you through all your available screen resolutions ;-)
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:30 PM   #5
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ah

Thanks. OK you learn something new each day
 
Old 03-16-2006, 01:47 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by towy71
try pressing Ctrl Alt and + or - this should scroll you through all your available screen resolutions ;-)
Seems to work on one distro Ive got installed and not annother on the same computer. The "Virtual 1024 768" stops it working tho.

Am i stuck altering my XF86config file every time i want to play games then or is there annother way?

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