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Old 10-24-2008, 07:35 PM   #1
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I'm a newbie - help

I am new at using Linux. I'm using Fedora8 and the new update of wine. My question is that all screen and programs are in small size and text. I'm going to go blind trying to read it. How do I make everything full screen. I can maximize the screen but the lettering etc still is half the size. Even when I try my games they are half the screen. How can I change this?
Old 10-24-2008, 08:02 PM   #2
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Welcome to LQ!!

We'll need some details on your hardware---eg video card and monitor.

Also, give as much detail as you can about what is happening. For example, does the Gnome desktop correctly fill the screen?

Finally, open a terminal and look at the xorg config file thusly:
more /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Post the sections that are similar to this:
Section "Monitor"
    Identifier  "My Monitor"
    HorizSync   31.5 - 79.0
    VertRefresh 50-70

Section "Device"
    Identifier  "** ATI Radeon (generic)               [radeon]"
    Driver      "radeon"

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "** ATI Radeon (generic)               [radeon]"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "1600x1200"
        ViewPort    0 0
Old 10-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Did you suspend or hibernate the computer and then restart and logout? Is your computer an averatec using nvidia drivers?

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