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Old 05-22-2008, 02:24 PM   #1
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Display problem in Debian Etch on an iBook G3

I have just installed Debian Etch on an old Apple iBook G3. It's working fairly well but I'm having a display issue. The iBook has a small screen and is capable of only 800 X 600 resolution. Some of Gnome's dialog boxes extend below the bottom edge of the screen and I haven't found a way to bring the hidden portions of those boxes into view. I'm unable to "push" the boxes beyond the top edge and there are no scroll bars to scroll the hidden portions into view. Perhaps there's a way to shrink the overall size of the boxes so they will fit on the screen.

One example of this is the middle tab of the Sound panel found at System-Preferences-Sound. I'm trying to configure system events to use Gnome audio files and I'm unable to navigate to the bottom of the dialog box.

I'm probably missing something very simple and hope someone can point it out to me. Thanks in advance for your help!
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use a virtual screen 1024x768, but you might have to scroll around.
Old 01-19-2010, 02:21 PM   #3
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Make changes to your xorg.conf file.

Something along the lines of

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc104"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
BusID "PCI:0:16:0"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "LCD"
HorizSync 60-60
VertRefresh 43-117

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "LCD"
Device "Video"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768"


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