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Re: Graphic interface considerations

On Mon, 20 Dec 2004 11:22:35 -0500 (EST)
fedora-list-request redhat com wrote:

> soraberri wrote:
> I have
> > noticed that at the same screen resolution (1024x768) things are very 
> > different from the point of view of object sizes. Icons, buttons and 
> > panels are too big for my taste at this resolution settings. But I can't 
> > use the next available resolution setting (1152x864) because then fonts 
> > are too small for me. Maybe you can give me a hint about this topic.
> Go for the higher resolution and navigate to "Start->Preferences->Font" 
> to choose the fonts you'd like to see.
> > The second thing is about screen displacement or shift. I have installed 
> >  Fedora core3 in 6 different computers for now, all six with different 
> > hardware and three different monitor brands, and in all of them the same 
> > thing: the visible screen is shifted to the rigth, so I have to play 
> > with the monitor settings (hardware buttons) to adjust the screen.
> You have full control over this by "modelines" in /etc/X11/xorg.conf. 
> However, this is a bit of an advanced topic which would require some 
> reading/in-depth understanding of monitor timings.
> List, come to the rescue if you know of a simple application which will 
> interactively create these modelines for you...

You can use the xvidtune program to fine tune your video settings. One of the
options is -show which will output modelines suitable for inclusion in the
xorg.conf file.
See man xvidtune.

Richard E Miles
Federal Way WA.
registered linux user 46097

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