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progress report: f12 beta x86_64 on gateway mx7120

  my biggest worry regarding this install was whether video would work
properly (ati radeon xpress 200M).  after the installation (which
seemed to go fine), the reboot brought me back to the firstboot(?)
stuff, at which point the resolution being used was off to the point
where the "Cancel" and whatever other buttons that are normally at the
lower right were completely invisible -- they were clearly off the
border of the display somewhere in that direction.

  the only way i could get thru that firstboot content was to use TAB
and guess which button i was pressing.  i eventually got through that
and logged in, at which point "xdpyinfo" told me it was using a
resolution of 2080x800, when the actual display res is only 1280x800.

  thoughts?  given that video still seems problematic, what is the
proper protocol to deal with this?  in particular, what was the proper
approach at first reboot to be able to see the entire screen?  is this
a known issue?  thanks.


p.s.  curiously, now that i'm in my desktop session, the four squares
in the bottom right representing my 4 virtual desktops are *extremely*
stretched horizontally, proportionate to that much larger res.  and if
i slide a window to the right and off the edge of the *visible*
display, i can still see the square representing that window in the
same virtual desktop, only way off to the right where it's not

so how did f12 beta come to think of my laptop as having a 2080x800
display?  what should i have done (or be doing) differently?


Robert P. J. Day                               Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA

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