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Old 05-28-2008, 11:33 AM   #1
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web pages do not fill my screen


I am new to Linux for starters. When I log on to a web page MSN or any other the print is small and it does not fill my wide screen monitor. I was a XP user and I am having trouble getting the same screen size, look etc. Even pictures do not show up the same size as they did on XP. Thanks for the help forum.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:39 AM   #2
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Try running xorgsetup, as root in the terminal.
 
Old 05-28-2008, 11:58 AM   #3
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ok..

Now how do I do that?
 
Old 05-28-2008, 04:06 PM   #4
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what is your desktop evironment?
 
Old 05-29-2008, 09:41 AM   #5
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desk top enviornment?

I will do some research as to what you mean by this. My desktop just says LinuxMint.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 04:20 PM   #6
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ok so if it is mint linux then the default i believe is gnome, but they have it set up differently. when you log in, press Alt+F2, it should bring up a small window, in the text box on that window, type 'gnome-terminal' (without quotes) and press enter, that's your terminal. so, as BrianL suggested, type su, press enter, put in your root password, then type xorgsetup.
 
Old 05-29-2008, 04:44 PM   #7
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* What video card do you have ? (lspci)
The steps to configure may be slightly different depending on what video card you nave.. (Intel, ATI, Nvidia)


* What monitor do you have ?(Model Number)
* What refresh Rates does your monitor support ? (Vertical and Horizontal from the Specifications)
If your refresh rates for your monitor are wrong in your xorg.conf you will have a very difficult time getting things to work right.

* What resolution are you trying to achieve ?
Always nice to know the desired end goal (resolution you are trying to achieve/native resolution of the display)
 
  


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