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Old 04-07-2021, 06:20 AM   #1
mickadoon
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Question Moving/floating desktop


Linux was working fine and I was getting the hang of it, then I obviously did something wrong because now when I move the cursor the desktop background moves too, a couple of inches in any direction that I move the cursor, as if the desktop is too big to fit on screen and therefore moves around in order to fit. I tried a "roll-back" and although I have several roll-backs on file I can't figure out how to apply them or 'mount' them as I believe it's called. (I can't figure out a lot of the jargon)

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Old 04-07-2021, 03:37 PM   #2
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What DM are you using? IE.. KDE, XFCE, etc..
 
Old 04-07-2021, 07:31 PM   #3
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Also, what program did you use to create these "roll-backs"?
 
Old 04-08-2021, 01:04 PM   #4
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I've no idea what a DM is, and the rollbacks were listed in my System Snapshots but I don't know how to apply them, sorry, very limited knowledge in that area
 
Old 04-08-2021, 01:34 PM   #5
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Post the output of
Code:
xrandr
uname -a
lspci -k
That will tell what you are using, and where your graphics are set to.

xorg can be set to do that. Do you have a xorg.conf? Or are you using wayland.
If so then post it.

What distribution are you using, what window manager or desktop environment?
 
Old 04-08-2021, 01:50 PM   #6
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Can you tell me how much to paint my truck ? It's a Ford
Sorry for the Debian kinda response(not really)
C'mon man. Whatcha running ?
Laptop ?
Mac ?
Ubuntu ? What flavor ? Mint ? Pops? XFCE ?
 
Old 04-08-2021, 02:00 PM   #7
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Oops, sorry, my operating system is Mint 19 Cinnamon 64 on a desktop. Next I'll try the code which teckk suggests, back shortly. Oh and the graphics card is an MSI Geforce GTX 750ti, Windows runs fine and so did Linux until I obviously did something wrong. (I've never used code before, as I said I'm a total newbie)
 
Old 04-08-2021, 02:07 PM   #8
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Yikes, here goes, teckk's code brings this up =

Screen 0: minimum 8 x 8, current 1920 x 1080, maximum 16384 x 16384
VGA-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
DVI-D-0 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
HDMI-0 connected primary 1920x1080+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 509mm x 286mm
1920x1080 60.00*+ 60.00 59.94 50.00 50.00 29.97 23.98 60.05 60.00 50.04
1680x1050 59.95
1600x900 60.00
1440x900 59.89
1400x1050 59.98
1280x1024 75.02 60.02
1280x800 59.81
1280x720 60.00 60.00 59.94 50.00
1152x864 75.00
1024x768 75.03 70.07 60.00
800x600 75.00 60.32
720x576 50.00
720x480 59.94
640x480 75.00 59.94
mike@mike-System-Product-Name:~$ uname -a
Linux mike-System-Product-Name 4.15.0-140-generic #144-Ubuntu SMP Fri Mar 19 14:12:35 UTC 2021 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux
mike@mike-System-Product-Name:~$ lspci -k
 
Old 04-08-2021, 06:49 PM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by mickadoon View Post
$ lspci -k
You left off the output from the quoted command.

Please also provide the input/output from the second of the two lines following:
Code:
sudo inxi -U
inxi -GISay
Whenever you provide any command output here, please surround your paste using code tags around your paste.

DE is desktop environment, in your case, Cinnamon.

I suspect what happened is you enabled a special usability feature that scrolls the whole desktop. What that might be I can't say since I don't use Cinnamon. You might find a way to toggle this behavior off via a right click menu on an open area of the desktop, or from a desktop settings function in Cinnamon's main menu.
 
Old 04-09-2021, 12:40 AM   #10
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Originally Posted by mrmazda View Post
I suspect what happened is you enabled a special usability feature that scrolls the whole desktop.
Agreed. I'm thinking it might be a sort of "zoom/magnify desktop" effect that the OP has accidentally turned on? KDE has this desktop effect but I had trouble getting it to work until I redefined the zoom in/out keys---Cinnamon might make this effect easier to trigger. When zoomed, my desktop behaves the way the OP described.
 
  


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