X is HUGE (4x zoom)

X is HUGE (4x zoom)

Post by Jason Webe » Wed, 29 Jul 1998 04:00:00



Hey,

I have an unlisted card but was able to get X running under the Trident
8900 card listing.
Once X comes up it is zoomed way in. I have tried reordering the
resolutions in the
xf86config file... I have tried to use CTR-ATL-+... I have tried to run
xvidtune (which just
core dumps with a floating point exception)... I thought that it might
have been something
to do with the virtual desktop so I commented out all of the lines that
seemed to pertain to
it and still it was the same. I can't move around the screen by moving
the mouse, I have to
click on the different areas in the desktop manager to be able to see
them. I think that the resolution is set to
600x480 or something like that.

configuration:
PII 333mz
Mpact2 video card w/8M SDRAM
redhat 5.0

Someone please help, this is driving me insane!

Thanks,

Jason

 
 
 

X is HUGE (4x zoom)

Post by Ashwin Biha » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00



> Hey,

> I have an unlisted card but was able to get X running under the Trident
> 8900 card listing.
> Once X comes up it is zoomed way in. I have tried reordering the
> resolutions in the
> xf86config file... I have tried to use CTR-ATL-+... I have tried to run
> xvidtune (which just
> core dumps with a floating point exception)... I thought that it might
> have been something
> to do with the virtual desktop so I commented out all of the lines that
> seemed to pertain to
> it and still it was the same. I can't move around the screen by moving
> the mouse, I have to
> click on the different areas in the desktop manager to be able to see
> them. I think that the resolution is set to
> 600x480 or something like that.

> configuration:
> PII 333mz
> Mpact2 video card w/8M SDRAM
> redhat 5.0

> Someone please help, this is driving me insane!

If you cannot move around the screen with your mouse, then you dont have
the virutal desktop enabled, but most Window Managers do a fake virtual
desktop themselves, and give you the option of switching from one to
another, Window Managers like FVWM, FVWM95, CTWM, Afterstep, NextStep,
WindowManager, Enlightenment, to name a few do this..this is normal
behaviour..try to raise the resolution to the highest it will go and it
should be more bareable..Regards

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X is HUGE (4x zoom)

Post by Pat » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


Check the console while X starts, sounds like X is removing your higher
resolution entries. When I had the same problem it was obvious once I saw
the reason that X decided to delete the resolution, I'd mistyped something

P.


> Hey,

> I have an unlisted card but was able to get X running under the Trident
> 8900 card listing.
> Once X comes up it is zoomed way in. I have tried reordering the
> resolutions in the
> xf86config file... I have tried to use CTR-ATL-+... I have tried to run
> xvidtune (which just
> core dumps with a floating point exception)... I thought that it might
> have been something
> to do with the virtual desktop so I commented out all of the lines that
> seemed to pertain to
> it and still it was the same. I can't move around the screen by moving
> the mouse, I have to
> click on the different areas in the desktop manager to be able to see
> them. I think that the resolution is set to
> 600x480 or something like that.

> configuration:
> PII 333mz
> Mpact2 video card w/8M SDRAM
> redhat 5.0

> Someone please help, this is driving me insane!

> Thanks,

> Jason

 
 
 

X is HUGE (4x zoom)

Post by Richard S. Lumpki » Thu, 30 Jul 1998 04:00:00


it and still it was the same. I can't move around the screen by moving

Quote:> > the mouse, I have to
> > click on the different areas in the desktop manager to be able to see
> > them. I think that the resolution is set to
> > 600x480 or something like that.

The desktop is typically set up with four-panes, selectable by clicking
on the icon, mighty handing when test writing and someone drops by who
shouldn't see it, I just pick a blank pane.

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