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Old 03-12-2004, 06:42 PM   #1
Ben Sytko
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Screen "scrolls" ... desktop huge!


I seem to have the worst hardware combination possible for Linux:

Asus A7N8X Deluxe (nForce2-400)
ATI Radeon 9600 Pro
MS Intellimouse Explorer 3.0

Anyway I finally got Slack installed and working...sound still doesn't work but thats cause of the nForce chipset. Anyway I installed Dropline GNOME but my resolution only went up to 1024*768(?). So I downloaded something from ATI, ran rpm2tgz went into root installpkg'ed it and rebooted. I still couldn't change the resolution in the Control Panel. Some ATI icon was on the menu but it was broke. So, I Google'd it and someone said sh and sh something along those lines. So I did that then I ran fxglconfig(?) and it asked for a bunch of stuff. So I set it up and rebooted. But now the desktop "scrolls". Everything is really big like on 640x480 but when I move my mouse to the edge the desktop scrolls. I can't even see everything on the screen. I have to scroll to see everything. XF86 is 4.3.0. Please help. Thanks.
Old 03-12-2004, 07:02 PM   #2
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Check the 'virtual' setting of your XF86Config (or possibly XF86Config-4)...could be that you're using a "virtual desktop" or whatever it's called. Very annoying "feature" which I always stayed away from, so I can't be more specific. Furthermore, 'man XF86Config' ought to be a good idea, along with going through the documentation of the ATI drivers. Unless, of course, you already did that.
Old 03-12-2004, 07:44 PM   #3
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I just needed to do a CTRL-ALT-"-" (minus) to adjust it. Thanks anyway!


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