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Old 12-18-2008, 04:26 AM   #1
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Date: Thursday, December 18, 2008, 5:03 AM

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screen maximization problem
Posted by: gokahd
On: 12-17-2008 03:28 PM

Hi i have installed fedora core 5 on vmware to use to learn linux.
My problem is that when i maximise the screen, my working area(i.e
the area in which i work in) is center screened and does not occupy
the whole screen. This makes the writings on the screen look small.
Please how can i maximise the screen and make the writings appear
big. Thanks.
Posted by: SlowCoder
On: 12-17-2008 05:43 PM

Can you provide machine specifications, including video card and monitor type
and native resolution? What drivers are you using? This will help people help
you diagnose your problem.

I have a Dell Inspiron laptop with an NVidia GeForce2 Go card, and my native
resolution is 1600x1200. Using the native Linux video driver and setting the
resolution lower caused the display to have a bunch of black space around the
desktop. I had to install the OEM NVidia driver to get it to work properly.

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All right thank you very much. i changed the screen resolution to
1024 by 768 pixels and it is better now. The writings on the screen
is large enough for me to see it. But just that there is a small
bunch of black screen at the left hand side and right hand side
of the screen.

I am using: 1. Dell Trinitron as my monitor,
2. The VGA is Intel(R) 82865G Graphics Controller
3. My screen resolution is 1024 by 768 pixels.
Thank you.
Old 12-18-2008, 04:57 AM   #2
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Section "Screen"
	Identifier	"Screen0"
	Device		"Your Device"
	Monitor		"Your Monitor"
	DefaultDepth	24
	SubSection "Display"
		Depth		24
		Modes		"1600x1200" "1024x768" 
Set the Modes line and reboot the vmware session. With any luck it'll come up full screen


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