How can I get X to fit on one screen?

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Glenn Dixo » Mon, 21 Oct 1996 04:00:00




> I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to Linux.
> How can I get Xwindows to stay on one screen( like MS Windows)?
> I'm using fvwm95 and I can't see the start button and taskbar until I move
> my mouse down.  I'm running at 1024x768.  15" monitor.
> Is this possible?

> Thanks ... Brian Parks

Brian,

I don't think this is a Linux question....in Windows 95 the task bar can
be set to 'hide' off the edge of the screen.....moving the mouse to the
bottom edge of the screen pops it back up.  You can disable this to
leave the taskbar on the screen at all times if you wish.

Glenn Dixon

 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Rafael Kitove » Mon, 21 Oct 1996 04:00:00


Excerpts from netnews.comp.os.linux.setup: 21-Oct-96 How can I get X to

Quote:

> I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to Linux.  
> How can I get Xwindows to stay on one screen( like MS Windows)?
> I'm using fvwm95 and I can't see the start button and taskbar until I move
> my mouse down.  I'm running at 1024x768.  15" monitor.  
> Is this possible?

> Thanks ... Brian Parks

Edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config file.

Go to the bottom and find the setup for your server.

Set the resolution and color depth you want, remove all others.

In the virtual section, set the same resolution as that in your modes section.

That should do it.

Raf

 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Brian A. Park » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00


I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to Linux.  
How can I get Xwindows to stay on one screen( like MS Windows)?
I'm using fvwm95 and I can't see the start button and taskbar until I move
my mouse down.  I'm running at 1024x768.  15" monitor.  
Is this possible?

Thanks ... Brian Parks

 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Bernard Brigg » Tue, 22 Oct 1996 04:00:00




> > I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to Linux.
> > How can I get Xwindows to stay on one screen( like MS Windows)?
> > I'm using fvwm95 and I can't see the start button and taskbar until I move
> > my mouse down.  I'm running at 1024x768.  15" monitor.
> > Is this possible?

> > Thanks ... Brian Parks

Brian,

While in X use the <CTRL><ALT><+> key combination to toggle through the
display modes.  You will find one that fits your screen.

Bernard

 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Surinder Sin » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00


|>
|> While in X use the <CTRL><ALT><+> key combination to toggle through the
|> display modes.  You will find one that fits your screen.
|>

Does this work in Metro-X ?

-surinder

 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Geoff Alls » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00



says...

Quote:

>|>
>|> While in X use the <CTRL><ALT><+> key combination to toggle through the
>|> display modes.  You will find one that fits your screen.
>|>

>Does this work in Metro-X ?

>-surinder

        yes
 
 
 

How can I get X to fit on one screen?

Post by Shankar Un » Wed, 23 Oct 1996 04:00:00



Quote:> I'm sure this is a dumb question, but I'm a newbie to Linux.  
> How can I get Xwindows to stay on one screen( like MS Windows)?
> I'm using fvwm95 and I can't see the start button and taskbar until I move
> my mouse down.  I'm running at 1024x768.  15" monitor.  
> Is this possible?

Ignore the other two answers here. Your problem is that your XF86Config
file has listed a "virtual desktop" size of 1280x1024 or something like
that.

Look in XF86Config for "virtual" for your server and color depth, and comment
out the "virtual" line.

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