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Old 03-12-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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Why does X11 work for ROOT user only?

Totally stumped

When I login as root... beautiful 1280x1024 24bit color -- sweet!

But if I login as a normal user... it looks more like 1024x768, big menus, title bars, especially ugly on an LCD monitor. The weird thing is, the KDE Control Center > Display menu consistently shows that the resolution is 1280x1024.

So why does everything look bigger for normal users?

I tried deleting and re-adding the user, same thing.

I'm using Debian, and KDE3.2, with an nVidia 440MX.

What's going on?
Old 03-12-2004, 08:46 PM   #2
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you just have to redo your user config........IE
right click on the taskbar and select config panel, and bring up the Icon-KDE control module and re-size all the Icons on desktop and taskbar........the default is most likely 48x48, shrink them down to 32x32 and see how it looks..........
Old 03-13-2004, 12:47 AM   #3
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Wow.. I'm a freakin' moron.

It's amazing how if all your fonts, icons, and panel are set at a large size, it looks just like a lower screen resolution. Duhhhh...

Oh -- but one other thing... in the otherwise beautiful Plastik theme... is there anyway to make the min/max/close window widgets a bit smaller?

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