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Old 05-04-2009, 03:16 AM   #1
TecH T4nK X10
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Ubuntu is very far zoomed out. Please help me


Hi, I'm new to all this linux stuff, I had Kubuntu once and failed deeply at using it lol. Anyway I have Ubuntu dual-booted with Windows Vista Ultimate. I did it using Wubi-Installer. So anyways on to the point, Everything is REALLY far zoomed out, even on the startup screen where that bar is loading and on the top it says Ubuntu. It's so small then anytime I'm on the internet it's even more noticable. But it's not just my browser because even the minimize, maximize button and the Terminal as well are really small. It doesn't happen on windows either so I know it's this.

Any help would be greatly apprecheated. Thank you very much.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 03:42 AM   #2
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Huh?

Do you mean your entire display appears small in the middle of the screen

OR

You would just want to enlarge the button sizes?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 03:54 AM   #3
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I want to inscrease the text size yes. But on everything, my browser, my desktop all the programs etc.. Is there a way?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:00 AM   #4
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"Zoomed out"

It took me a while to discern what you were describing.

Your video card and monitor are set to too high a resolution setting.

You don't say which version of Ubuntu you are using; if you don't know, run "uname -a" (without the quotes) and it will tell you which version of the kernel you are using. It would also help us, if we knew whether you were using the KDE or Gnome windows manager.

Steve
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:13 AM   #5
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It took me a while to discern what you were describing.

Your video card and monitor are set to too high a resolution setting.

You don't say which version of Ubuntu you are using; if you don't know, run "uname -a" (without the quotes) and it will tell you which version of the kernel you are using. It would also help us, if we knew whether you were using the KDE or Gnome windows manager.

Steve

Here's what I got back:

Linux ubuntu 2.6.28-11-generic #42-Ubuntu SMP Fri Apr 17 01:58:03 UTC 2009 x86_64 GNU/Linux

and how do I change the resolution on linux?
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:16 AM   #6
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You can change the screen resolution from System > Preferences > Screen Resolution. This option is available if you are using Gnome.
 
Old 05-04-2009, 04:19 AM   #7
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Apparently I'm not using Gnome lol. Is there another way?

EDIT: Nevermind I Found it in display. I fixed it now. Thank you everyone for all your help and putting up with my noobishness

Good luck everyone

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Old 05-05-2009, 03:16 AM   #8
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Don't consider it "noobishness". My wife asked me how I became so knowledgeable, and I honestly answered that I made a LOT of mistakes. Thank goodness, I usually I only made them once.

I used to be a Big Blue systems programmer, and I discovered the difference between Unix and OS/360 and OS/370 is that there are many people out here to help answer questions.

And also know that there are many more people developing new software, and it is hard to keep up. Heck, I just upgraded to Jaunty Jackalope, did something unusual, and I have to figure out how to figure it out. If I can't, in a reasonable time, I'll come back here and ask.

Steve

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