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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 12:48 am    Post subject: Screen too large Reply with quote

When I did my xf86config I take care to answer NO to this question : Do you want a virtual screen that is larger than the physical screen?

But my screen still be larger than the physical screen.

What can I Do?

Thanks

P.S. I tried a xf86cfg too but it didn't work.
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PostPosted: Thu May 16, 2002 12:57 am    Post subject: Re: Screen too large Reply with quote

Cyanure wrote:
What can I Do?


Hit ctrl-alt-<minus sign> to reduce the screen res.

--kurt
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 1:38 am    Post subject: Re: Screen too large Reply with quote

Cyanure wrote:
What can I Do?


Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config (Screen section) so that the default display modes are in decending order.

Here is what mine looks like:

# **********************************************************************
# Screen sections
# **********************************************************************

# Any number of screen sections may be present. Each describes
# the configuration of a single screen. A single specific screen section
# may be specified from the X server command line with the "-screen"
# option.
Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "NVIDIA GeForce"
Monitor "My Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24

Subsection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
EndSubsection
EndSection

#
#
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PostPosted: Fri May 17, 2002 1:44 am    Post subject: Re: Screen too large Reply with quote

Robert wrote:
Edit /etc/X11/XF86Config (Screen section) so that the default display modes are in decending order.


IIRC, that will only work if the largest resolution listed in XF86Config is also a resolution your monitor is capable of.

That is to say, if you have the following line in your config file:

Code:
 Modes "1600x1200" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"


but your monitor can only handle up to 1024x768, then X will launch wi th a resolution of 1024x768, but with a virtual desktop of 1600x1200.

Just a minor point of clarification.

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