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Old 03-28-2008, 11:12 PM   #1
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Question Why is my kubuntu window size reduced on reboot?

When I install Kubuntu 6.x everything looks fine and works well. If I shut down and boot up again, the window size is reduced from its normal 14-inch diagonal to about 8 inches. Also, the screen saver does not operate. I have reinstalled twice, and get the same result. Earlier I installed Ubuntu 7.10 and did not have this problem. Any suggestions appreciated.
Old 03-29-2008, 04:45 AM   #2
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I assume that you are using an LCD monitor.

On reboot it looks like your X server is lowering your resolution, perhaps from 1024x768 to 800x600.

What does your xorg.conf file look like? (It is in /etc/X11/)
Old 03-30-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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Thank you for your response to my problem. The computer I'm using is an old Toshiba laptop, and the screen resolution, which after installation is high, is lowered on reboot to very low. Below I have copied the contents of the xorg.conf file (only the monitor and screen sections). There is also an xorg.conf1 file, but the contents appear to be the same. I find it curious that the problem occurs only with this particular distro, not occurring with Ubuntu, Red Hat, or Fedora. (As a rank beginner, I am trying several distros, seeing as how they are practically cost-free). Thanks again for you response.

xorg.conf file:

Section "Device"
identifier "S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
boardname "savage"
busid "PCI:1:0:0"
driver "savage"
screen 0

Section "Monitor"
identifier "Generic Monitor"
modelname "Custom 1"
modeline "640x480@60" 25.2 640 656 752 800 480 490 492 525 -vsync -hsync
modeline "800x600@56" 36.0 800 824 896 1024 600 601 603 625 +hsync +vsync
modeline "800x600@60" 40.0 800 840 968 1056 600 601 605 628 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1024x768@60" 65.0 1024 1048 1184 1344 768 771 777 806 -vsync -hsync
modeline "1152x768@54" 64.995 1152 1178 1314 1472 768 771 777 806 +hsync +vsync
modeline "1280x854" 80.0 1280 1309 1460 1636 854 857 864 896 +hsync +vsync
gamma 1.0

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
depth 24
virtual 1280 854
modes "1024x768@60" "1152x768@54" "800x600@60" "1280x854" "800x600@56" "640x480@60"

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
screen 0 "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
Section "device" #
identifier "device1"
boardname "savage"
busid "PCI:1:0:0"
driver "savage"
screen 1
Section "screen" #
identifier "screen1"
device "device1"
defaultdepth 24
monitor "monitor1"
Section "monitor" #
identifier "monitor1"
gamma 1.0


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