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Re: Screen Size

On 31/07/05, David R. Litwin <presently42@gmail.com> wrote:
> On 31/07/05, Kent West <westk@acu.edu> wrote:
> > David R. Litwin wrote:
> >
> > >On 31/07/05, Kent West <westk@acu.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > >
> > >>David R. Litwin wrote:
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>
> > >>>I know it isn't the Monitor because I screwed up a bit when
> > >>>re-installing. It asks the default size and I gave one that was once
> > >>>size too big.
> > >>>
> > >>>
> > >>You can also change resolution on-the-fly with
> > >>Ctrl-Alt-PlusSignOnNumberPad (or Ctrl-Alt-Ctrl-Alt-MinusSignOnNumberPad).
> > >>
> > >>
> > >
> > >That only causes the displayed image to get bigger: The actual area
> > >remains the same. But, it is a good thing to know about. Thanks.
> > >
> > >
> > Again, what you're describing sounds like you need to tweak the buttons
> > on the monitor itself, even though you "know it isn't the Monitor". I'm
> > not saying that's the case; I'm saying that _sounds_ like the case.
> > Sure, you may have "screwed up a bit when re-installing", but that
> > doesn't mean the monitor itself hasn't reset itself somewhere along the
> > way. At least try the settings on the monitor to see what happens,  just
> > to get me to shut up about it.
> I have looked at the monitor settings. It was the first thing that I
> did. I know that there is a problem when the following happens. When I
> choose menu and special on my monitor, it gives a read-out of 800x600
> at 72Hz. If I change the display size using control+alt++, the
> read-out is now at 640x480 at 60Hz. Every thing has been enlarged on
> the screen: But not the actual area of the screen being used: The
> usable image is still in a black box, as it were. It also makes me ill
> to look at it.
> I hope this satisfies you. I know why you are suggesting that it is a
> monitor problem: I assure you, it isn't. I shall now implement your
> advice on the XFree86Conf-4 file. And, no, I've not upgraded to either
> Etch or Sid, so I haven't x.org. I've decided to wait until I am sure
> I want to up-date before I do. Normally I would in an instant, but
> I've been hearing too many problems arising (and a main server being
> down: I'll wait).
> So, there is the status quo. I go forth to alter. Wish me good skill.
> Good-morrow.

And, by the bye, I didn't re-configure that file. So, it is a mystery to me.
—A watched bread-crumb never boils.
—My hover-craft is full of eels.
—[...]and that's the he and the she of it.

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