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Old 01-04-2004, 07:31 AM   #1
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wm not filling whole screen

Hi, I just installed Xfree86 and everything is viewed well in mode 1024x768 but I find the fonts a bit small to use with that setting. So I tried using 800x600 but the window manager dosent fill up the whole screen there is a gap about 2cm on the bottom and right side of the monitor, and also the text is a bit blurred but still readable. Just wondering if anyone can give me some tips at what I should be looking at to fix this (I have tried different modes). My laptop is a ibm thinkpad 600e. Video Card: Neomagic Magic Media 256AV video chipset with 2.5MB of SGRAM. Display: 13.3 in. TFT active matrix 24-bit Max reso. 1024x768. Horiz sync 30-64, Vert refresh 50-100.

Also is there a way I can get the 1024x768 mode to load with bigger fonts, and if how?

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Here is a link to the IBM page. There are a number of listings for your model.
Old 01-04-2004, 08:29 AM   #3
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Thanks XavierP for the link but I have already looked through those but I will have a second look anyway. But if anyone else has any suggestions they would be appreciated. Thanks again
Old 01-07-2004, 03:29 AM   #4
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Possible solution - Some laptops have a setting that can be reset when doing a new install. Located in bios, it asks if you want to stretch the screen to fill. Just a possible suggestion.


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