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Old 02-21-2003, 07:13 AM   #1
Registered: Feb 2003
Location: York, PA
Distribution: Slackware, FreeBSD, OpenBSD
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quick GUI slack question

Well i finally managed to get the Xserver from crashing on slack, and i found out the screen is WAYY to big for my monitor, i have to scroll the mouse in the right or left / or down or up direction to get to my area of need, is it possible to change this? i'm just wondering because it would be nice to change it ;] if not. I can live with it
Old 02-21-2003, 08:40 AM   #2
Mr Marmmalade
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i had that problem when i 1st installed linux but someone on these forums told me how to fix it like this;

as root do this:

cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.bak
pico /etc/X11/XF86Config (careful pico tends to break lines improperly)
scroll to Section "Screen"
remove all resolutions you don't want. I leave only 1024x768 there.
logout, restart X or reboot

the thing where you scroll around a desktop is called a 'virtual desktop' i think, just for refernce.

mmm. this will make things the way they're meant to be. enjoy!
Old 02-21-2003, 08:50 AM   #3
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running xfree86setup also should do it. Also you can use Ctrl+Alt+plus or minus sign to run through screen modes ( at least it was like that)


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