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F8: Desktop-in-desktop

F8: Desktop-in-desktop

F8: Desktop-in-desktop

I have this peculiar problem in F8 where the configuration tools do not let me choose a resolution higher than 800x600 even though I have selected a monitor capable of doing 1440x900. Manually hacking the xorg.conf file, putting in my monitor's H/V sync values and the desired resolution in the Screen section, I manage to  get X to display at 1440x900. GDM/gnome however seem to think they are still in 800x600 resolution. This leads to the problem of having a desktop of 800x600 in a 1440x900 larger desktop. You can see in the attached picture that yumex maxed in the 800x600 desktop while xchat is maxed in the 1440x900 desktop. note also the panel bars.

--== Anything can go wrong. It's just a matter of how far wrong it will go till people think its right. ==--

RE: F8: Desktop-in-desktop

I ran into the same problem with Kubuntu when I upgraded. I ran dpkg again from the shell as root.

dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg

Let us know if it works for you.

RE: F8: Desktop-in-desktop

F8 doesn't have dpkg as it's a Debian package utility.  I'm not very familiar with Fedora's YUM, but YUM should allow you to reconfigure your packages or you can re-run xconfig.

Can you post your xorg.conf file?


RE: F8: Desktop-in-desktop

What videocard do you have, and what driver are you using?
You might need to load the right driver to make
your graphics work right.

RE: F8: Desktop-in-desktop

You may want to get more information by following the thread I started over in FedoraForum.

--== Anything can go wrong. It's just a matter of how far wrong it will go till people think its right. ==--

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