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Old 02-05-2004, 06:47 PM   #1
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Question about scrolling desktop

Dont like to sound like a newb, ive been looking for the answer to my problem on this site for a while now. Can i turn off the desktop scrolly thing? Not sure how to put it into a few words, but the full screen isnt being shown. Just got mandrake linux the other day and was wondering if this is how it is. Not sure if I will stay with it, because this is to big of a change for me. Anyone know the answer, =P

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Your problem is that you chose several X11
display-sizes ... the largest will always be the
res of the desktop. If you have decided to enable
640x480, 800x600 and 1024x769 and for example
made 800x600 your default resolution you'll have
the "scrolling desktop" phenomenon.

Solution to the problem:
edit /etc/X11/XF86Config
Find the Modes ...
Remove the too high resolution, put the one
you actually want first.

For example, change:
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes "800x600" "640x480"

Old 02-06-2004, 09:58 AM   #3
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thanks for the help. that did work.


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