Thanks for the response! The monitor I have for this linux machine is an
old VGA 640X480. The video card is better than that, but I'm stuck with
I was hoping for a simpler solution to this problem. I assured myself there
wasn't any way someone would have designed application window sizes bigger
than 640X480, but it seems I was wrong. Doesn't this seem like a problem?
I don't even get scroll bars-- the windows just appear larger than my screen
size, with no way to click the OK and CANCEL buttons. I can tab to them,
but I end up guessing what button has control when I can't see it.
I don't suppose a different window software would help, would it? Gnome?
So if I'm opening up these windows in KDE, how and where would I enter these
geometries? On the command line when opening the application? Where is
> >HELP! I've got a big problem. The monitor on my linux machine can only
> >display 640X480 resolution. Many of the X window screens (especially
> >LINUXCONF) are bigger than that, therefore I can't get to the window
> >buttons on the bottom of the windows. How can I get past this? Is there
> >any way to setup KDE to fit the screens within the screen size?
> > PLEASE HELP!
> linuxconf will run at console; so for that you can just do 'Ctrl Alt F2'
> F3, etc. Then login as root and type 'linuxconf' But that doesn't solve
> the problem.
> You can set the geometry of the windows for applications in .Xdefaults. I
> have some in mine. You have to find the right nomenclature for the
> application to do it. Here are the ones I have:
> Netscape.Navigator.geometry: =800x500+0+0
> emacs.geometry: 80x25
> XTerm:VT100*geometry: 80x80+10+50
> You can also run the command like this on some apps:
> rxvt -geometry 100x40+10+10
> xterm -geometry 80x50-50+150
> You say that your monitor will only do this low resolution. Why is that?
> What are the horiz and vert ranges on it? What version of X are you
> The reason I ask, is that it is possible to edit Modelines and sometimes
> custom make one if the ranges are not enough to run higher resolutions.