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Old 04-08-2007, 04:32 PM   #1
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system icons too big/ or color is not right


I'm using FC on a Dell Latitude Laptop. All of sudden, no matter I'm in KDE or GNOME, the system icons and fonts are very big. I checked the system setting -> Display, and found out 640X480 and "Thousands of colors" were used. If I change it to 1024X786, I can not choose "thousands of colors", only "256 colors" is available. This way, when I restart the computer, the system fonts and icons are in the right size, but the color scheme is horrible.

Any suggestions how to fix it?
 
Old 04-08-2007, 07:32 PM   #2
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I'm using FC on a Dell Latitude Laptop. All of sudden, no matter I'm in KDE or GNOME, the system icons and fonts are very big. I checked the system setting -> Display, and found out 640X480 and "Thousands of colors" were used. If I change it to 1024X786, I can not choose "thousands of colors", only "256 colors" is available. This way, when I restart the computer, the system fonts and icons are in the right size, but the color scheme is horrible.

Any suggestions how to fix it?
What graphics card is it ? You might need to install the "proprietary" driver for it (either the ATi or nvidia one).

I'd guess that at 640x480, it'd be no use telling you how to find the icon sizing facilty, because it'd probably still show everything else as large and clumsy, even if the icons where the right size.

The graphics card trick usually sorts if for me - on my desk top machine (nvidia card and 21" philips monitor don't play nicely together with either the generic "nv" driver or the "vesa" driver)

regards

John
 
Old 04-09-2007, 11:36 AM   #3
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Hi, thanks very much for replying,

Based on the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, the videocard is Intel 852, with Driver "i810". Is this also called a graphic card?

How to install a driver for the graphic card?

The screen was working perfectly before. But I don't remember what the display configuration is. I just don't understand
why all of sudden the computer won't let me choose Millions of color under "1024x768". Maybe I accidentally delete some files?
 
  


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