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Re: display compressed to 2"

On Tuesday 13 September 2005 15:42, Thomas W. Cranston wrote:
> The last time I booted FC3 up,  the display was verticaly compressed to
> about 2-3"
> I had previously looked at the video settings while in gui mode using
> the system settings display application. I was not logged on as root,
> but had to use su password to see the settings.

Which gui are you using (kde, gnome, other)?  

In kde, under menu > system settings > display, you do have to enter the root 
password, is that what you mean?  Or are you trying to perform "su"?

> I made no changes, but got a message that I would have to re boot to
> save changes (which I had not knowlingly made)

In kde, after viewing/changing the display settings, there are only two 
choices, either "cancel" or "OK".  Cancel won't save anything.  OK will make 
changes in the appropriate files but should only need a service restart, not 
a reboot.  Not sure about gnome, don't use it.

> I can increase the vertical disply using the wheels under the monitor
> enough to increase the display to about 4", so that I can read whats on
> the display.
> I used the Find application, and File Browser to locate the files
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf and the original configuration saved as
> /etc/X11/xorg.backup
> I set view to show hidden files, and got the message that the files
> could not be found.
> I next re booted and logged on as root, but got the same message.
> I then clicked on the computer icon, and then the file icon and found
> those files.
> I printed them out, and compared them line for line, and found no
> differences, indicating that nothing had been changed.
> I next booted a live cd, and it displayed its desktop correctly.(not
> compressed vertically)

This shows that the problem is not with the hardware since a different distro 
worked properly.

> ViewSonic 5E Monitor settings:
>     Hsync 31 - 60
>     Vrefresh 50 - 90
> Videocard0
>     Matrox Millennium G400
> How do I get FC3 to display normally?

It won't help you this time, but for the future, it would be a good idea to 
always make a backup of /etc to a CD or second harddrive.  This will allow 
you something to go back to or to verify from.


Tom Taylor
Linux user #263467
Federal Way, WA
Iraq war: 1,896 and counting

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