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Old 06-06-2011, 12:05 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Low-resolution window manager/installation. Any experience?

Hi, everybody!
Today I installed Linux to a box that only has a TV-output... PAL (old 'n crappy TV, old 'n crappy PC). The problem is: high resolutions are unreadable, and low resolutions cut-off the bottom of most dialogs. This problem I also have with windows. On windows I can counter that by installing the 'magnifying glass' help. But either way I prefer to set the resolution to native PAL (576x432 I believe), and was hoping there might be a typical installation/dm/wm for this purpose. I was also thinking such wm's must have been made for mobile devices.
Please let me know, if you have any experience.

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Old 06-06-2011, 01:32 PM   #2
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what kind of video card do you have? ATI? Nvidia?
Do you have the proprietary drivers Installed?
either way what you are looking for is 'overscan' correction
Old 06-07-2011, 12:42 PM   #3
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Thanks for your help, but the things you mention aren't a problem. I have output with the proprietary legacy drivers of NVIDIA. The problem is: most programs (including the WM and DM) are designed for displays with higher resolutions. Most dialogs I get on screen are far over 640 pixels in height.


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