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Old 12-26-2006, 04:06 PM   #1
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Weird screen problems on a Dell D820

Hello. I just got a new Dell laptop for christmas that's set to dual-boot Windows and Mandriva LE 2005. It installed just fine, but when I booted to KDE, the screen looked as if it was zoomed in. The monitor's default resolution on WIndows is 1920 x 1200 Wide, so I just assumed that it was because the resolution was too high. So I went in and looked at the monitor options and the highest resolution I set it to had the same error. Is there a way to shrink the screen so it all fits on the the monitor? Thanks.
Old 12-26-2006, 09:54 PM   #2
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You surely have a virtual screen, if I understand your question right. Backup your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, then edit it and comment out a line _like_ this: # Virtual 2048 1280 (that resolution will differ, surely).


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