> I recently installed RedHat Linux on my machine but found that when
> I start X windows, my monitor only displays a fraction of the full
> desktop. If I move my mouse to the edge of the screen then I am able to
> scroll in all directions and see the rest of the desktop.
> I realise that I have to change something in XF86Config but haven't had
> any success. Can anyone tell me the cause of the problem.
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> Before you buy.
I'm not sure the following is completely correct, but let me
give it a try. (It's good training.)
In your /etc/X11/XF86config file, there should be a section
called Screen. Here for example is mine
# The accelerated servers (S3, Mach32, Mach8, 8514, P9000, AGX, W32,
# I128, and S3V)
Device "My Video Card"
Monitor "MAG DX1795"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 1024 768
Note that there is one Mode, but you may have a list. If
you don't have a Virtual entry, put one in to match the one
for the resolution you are using.
You may in fact have several Screen sections. The one that
is relevant is the one for the actual X server you are using.
You can determine this by doing
ls -l X
in /etc/X11. Or of course you can put a Virtual entry in
for each Screen section that has a Mode of the correct resolution.
Dept. of Mathematics, Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL 60208