F9 EeePC add/remove trouble
fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Tue Aug 19 23:41:17 UTC 2008
On Tue, Aug 19, 2008 at 04:05:45PM -0400, Jim wrote:
> Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 19:25 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> >>On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 12:16:52 -0430, Patrick O'Callaghan wrote:
> >>>On Tue, 2008-08-19 at 16:31 +0000, Beartooth wrote:
> >>>> When I clidk on the add/remove software launcher in the panel, I
> >>>>get a window way bigger than my screen -- so big that even moving it
> >>>>around enough to click where I need takes fancy tricks. Trying to
> >>>>unmaximize is no help.
> >>>> Do I need to run system-config-display?? Other windows behave ...
> >>>system-config-display is for configuring the display (duh ...). It's not
> >>>going to help make a specific window any smaller.
> >> I run gnome -- and, oddly enough, at times when I've had that a/
> >>o /etc/X11/xorg.conf fouled way up, such behavior has repeatedly been one
> >>of the symptoms.
> >A single window is too big and everything else is OK? I can understand
> >the screen being the wrong size, which would affect everything including
> >the panel etc., but not one window. The display config doesn't know
> >anything about windows.
> >If you do have the wrong screen resolution, then system-config-display
> >is where you fix it, but this affects everything.
> >>>This may be fixable through your desktop configuration controls, but you
> >>>don't say which dekstop you're using.
> >> I run gnome and metacity; is that what you're asking?
> >Gnome is a desktop environment, as is KDE. Metacity is a window manager
> >often used with Gnome (the equivalent in KDE is kwm). Since I rarely use
> >them that's as far as I can go, but if your problem is with one window
> >then the fix will be there if at all and not in the display config.
> No matter what you do to Display settings in Linux , it is not going
> allow a higher resolution than 800x600 on the
> eeePC 7" display, if you have a 10" display like on the eeePC 900 than
> you can set it to a higher resolution.
The 901 has an 8.9" display, and I believe so does the 900. This
display does 1024x600. Much better, but still not big enough for
some things. Probably the only thing the OP can do is drag the big
windows around with ALT/left-button.
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