F9 EeePC add/remove trouble
mickeyboa at sbcglobal.net
Wed Aug 20 21:01:08 UTC 2008
> On Tue, 19 Aug 2008 16:05:45 -0400, Jim wrote:
>>> 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
>> 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
> My little steel tape shows a 7" diagonal on the screen. There are
> wide black bands on both sides, which I've been told are speakers.
> Fwiw, Main Menu > System > Administration > Display shows
> 640x350, millions of colors, hardware autoconfigured.
> The first tab, if you click on 640x350, also offers 640x400,
> 640x480, and 720x400 -- iow,, it doesn't even get up to 800x600.
> Would one of the other offered resolutions likely do better than
> 640x350?? I've sometimes had to make large changes in what's
> autoconfigured, but I've other times gotten in over my eyeballs by
> fiddling with these settings.
> And the same is true of /etc/X11/xorg.conf
> Now that I know the trick of dragging with the left Alt key down,
> I can usually do *something* with gpk -- but it sure would make life a
> lot easier to have the window fit the monitor.
You are not going to get the window to fit the monitor because of that
I have the same thing you have and I have accepted to using "alt" key.
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