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Old 05-30-2003, 12:13 AM   #1
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XFree screen size enormous

I finally got XFree running. Aparently the S3 card I have doesnot fit any S3 drivers so im stuck with vga. The problem is that I get 1/2 of a screen and the graphics are enormous. I have tried changing the resolution of the screen and I am stuck with 8 bit color because it crashes otherwise. What is wrong is it the driver? THe quality is clear but grossely oversized and only covering 1/2 the screen. Also the mouse is sluggixh and windows unresponsive.
Anyway i feel pleased that i have learned what i learned about x.
any help would be appreciated.
Old 05-30-2003, 01:20 AM   #2
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you can get the old 3.3.6 version of xfree86 and it should support
your card.
the problem with the screen size being too big, is referred to
as virtual desktop. use the xfree setup and, make sure your
desktop and virtual desktop are the same size, or that virtual
desktop is disabled. this varies depending on the tool you are
using to configure X.


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