Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Israel israeldahl at gmail.com
Fri May 16 19:49:48 UTC 2014

On 05/16/2014 01:57 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
> Ali:
> I tried it on Linux Mint (which uses the Gnome desktop) on my HP Mini
> notebook computer.
> It appears to work the same there, with a few minor differences.
> When I tried to move the Firefox window using the alt-click-drag
> method, it worked, but it first re-sized the window to where it didn't
> fill up the whole screen.  The alt-click-drag method of moving the
> window worked.
> I could move the Synaptic Package Manager window using the
> alt-click-drag method.
> My application behaved the same way as on Lubuntu.  Per my fix, I
> display the window in its minimum vertical dimensions, which was still
> too large for the screen, but better than before.  I could move the
> window around using the alt-click-drag method.
> There was one notable difference I noticed.  The "maximize window"
> button was not on the title-bar.  There was still a "minimize
> (iconify) window" button, but no "maximize window" button.  Also, the
> Java/Swing function-key (F11) to make the current window full-screen
> had no effect.
This seems more and more to be a system level problem, not a DE problem.
I am fairly convinced that this has to do with Xorg, or possibly LightDM.

Does anyone else have any thoughts about this?

Also, does anyone know of a way to virtualize the resolution, so the
apps think the screen resolution is big, but the screen shows a smaller
version of the view?

Alternatively, can this be faked in Xorg?  Can you set your resolution
to a higher range than possible for the monitor, or will that simply
make the display not work?


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