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Old 02-06-2003, 03:15 PM   #1
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some minor problems

ok the following is happening to me... i'm running slackware 8.1 but the problem is when i run a xwindow manager my desktop is soo big that i have to scroll my way to the top of the screen... so i can't see the whole desktop or application on my monitor! This is kind of anoying how can it be helped??

and how do i change window managers?? f.e. from kde to gnome??

and another problem is I can't access my cdrom and floppy through: /mnt/floppy or /mnt/cdrom

how come??

kind regards

Old 02-06-2003, 03:57 PM   #2
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Friendly way to do it: Run xf86config as root to reconfigure your X display and make sure when you are setting up your resolutions and such, you specify not to use virtual desktop environment (you'll notice when it asks you if you want the option to make the screen actually larger then your display, or something similiar to that). Or you can go into your XF86config file and edit it not to use virtual display under your Screens section of the config file.
Old 02-06-2003, 04:00 PM   #3
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1) Look into your /etc/X11/XFree86Conf(-4) and try to find "Virtual Resolution" line. COmment it out (by putting # at the beggining of the line) and start X again.
2) You specify the windows manager you'd like to use in .xinitrc file in your home directory. Create it in any editor and put inside
if you'd like to run KDE (stargnome for GNOME).
3) Before accesing CDROM/floppy you need to mount them. Floppy:
mount /mnt/floppy
(or, if no success: mount -t vfat /dev/fd0 /mnt/floppy)
mount /mnt/cdrom
(or: mount -t iso9660 /dev/hdc /mnt/cdrom where you should replace /dev/hdc with teh right name, hdc means secondary master drive, hdb is primary slave and so on).


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