[PLUG] Dumb question du jour

alan alan at clueserver.org
Thu Sep 9 21:56:01 PDT 2004

On Thu, 9 Sep 2004, Rich Shepard wrote:

>    I've tried to specify the monitor resolution as 1260x960[1] but every
> application that opens in its own window (e.g,. mozilla, lyx) is huge. The
> window frames, menu bar, tool bar and and text (in LyX) are as large as if
> the screen resolution is 800x600. The wm is xfce-4.0.6.
>    How can I determine at what resolution the screen is running and how can I
> specify smaller text in application windows? OK, then. That's two naive
> questions, not one.
>    So many things on this new system are much different from how they
> appeared on the RH 7.3 box displaying on a 19" CRT monitor. I want smaller
> menus, smaller text and more of it. At least mozilla lets me adjust the text
> display size.

Non-standard resolutions are a pain under X.  

I just set up a system with 1920x1200.

Unless you added specific mode lines, you are probably getting 800x600 or 

Check the xfree86 log in /var/log and see what is getting set up.

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