I might be waaay off base with this, but I thought that screen was just to
show you the monitor and vidcard running at that resolution. Presumably,
if the resolution settings you chose were unsupported (most likely by your
monitor, but maybe also your card) you'd get shit on the screen instead of
that little OK box. If you don't reply in the timeout period, it assumes
it was bad (that you probably couldn't read the screen) and reverts back
to it's original settings. Windows does the same thing when you are
trying a new resolution out for the first time, that way you don't get
stuck with your OS set into a resolution that you can't view on your
monitor and no way to get back into the GUI to fix it.
Of course, this isn't a problem with Linux since you can always init3 and
fix it by hand...
As for the SIZE and PLACEMENT of the screen - those adjustments are best
made on the monitor itself (my video card supports making them via
software, but it doesn't work well...)
> Unimpressed with Mandrake 7.0 install script: when it gets to the
> testing X windows screen occupation area, there is a big white square
> covering most of the screen with an "is this OK?" box with a time out.
> Fundamental flaw: lets say the box exceeds the screen edges, this would
> look the same as an exact match with the screen edges... therefore there
> needs to be a scale bar added so one can see if indeed they are at 0
> -----50----- 0
> [correct], or at 33 ----- 50 ------33 etc. or various other*ups,
> use your imagination to implement. Scale bar should be two: vert. &
> And, OK, it wasn't OK, it was slightly shifted to the left of center and
> there was a 1/2 inch of wasted blackness around the edges [or is that
> the new aesthetic style?]... but the script doesn't have any easy
> adjustment buttons.
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