Question about monitor display setting

Marius Gedminas marius at
Fri Nov 2 13:58:59 UTC 2007

On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 11:48:50PM +0800, gup502 wrote:
> One thing I do not understand, with Linux whether it is Mandriva or
> Ubuntu, after each upgrade, there is always problems with display.
> My T40 was running 1024x768 connected to Samsung 710T 17", after the
> upgrade, the resolution is fine but the gnome panel does not extend to
> the ends on top.  The bottom is even worst, it is sitting 3/4 of the
> screen.

Looks like it thinks the TV-out is connected in clone mode, and is
trying hard to make sure the panel fits in the top-left 800x600 area.
Try looking at the output of xrandr and disabling the TV/S-video output
with xrandr --output (name of output) --off.

Marius Gedminas
Computo, ergo sum.
		-- Curt Suplee
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