July 21st, 2002 06:48 PM
Linux (screen resolution?) problem.
I just installed RedHat 6.2 with the KDE desktop on a 1995 Pentium 100
with a 14 inches monitor. It deteted the hardware all by itself, but
now when I try to open the most of the programs (GIMP, for example)
their windows go outside the desktop so that I actually can't use
them. I tried to find a place where I could change the resolution (I
think that it's a low-resolution problem), but almost any control
panel had the same problem and I could neither find nor use any panel
where I could eliminate my problem. Does anyone know how can I fix
this problem? Maybe with a consolle application.
Thanks in advance.
July 21st, 2002 07:39 PM
You should be able to run Xconfigurator, or xf86config
from the command line. It will take you through the
configuration of your video card and monitor.
It's best if you have docs on your hardware and
know for certain what horizontal and vertical
frequencies the monitor can do, etc etc.
With older hardware it may take some time playing with
the possibilities in order to get a decent screen resolution.
800x600 is barely adequate. I find it's a pain unless you can
run 1024x768. Otherwise, as you say, the windows are too big.
I came in to the world with nothing. I still have most of it.
July 21st, 2002 07:50 PM
How bad is it? Would it be possible to just use the horizontal/vertical alignment options on your monitor?
July 21st, 2002 09:44 PM
If you are running Gnome and have a mouse with wheel-button you can press ALT+mousewheel and resize windows by moving your mouse.
Give man a fish and he will ask for more.
Teach man to fish and he will never ask again.
July 21st, 2002 11:32 PM
like rcgreen said it is a problem with your video card configuration for sure, i had the same symptoms, and problem setting up my redhat.
try typing 'setup' at the command line. more than likely your video card is not detected, or supported.
you really should post what type of video card you have too.
*the wise do sooner what the fools do later.