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RE: Replacement mailer for Thunderbird



> On Monday 13 March 2006 19:50, Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:
> > > On Monday 13 March 2006 15:28, Styma, Robert E (Robert) wrote:
> > > > I have a friend who has made the jump to Fedora
> > > > from windows and likes it.  This is a non-technical
> > > > person.  I have had them using Firefox and Thunderbird
> > > > and firefox.  They recently bought one of the less expensive
> > > > LCD monitors.  This monitor has a max resolution of
> > > > 800x600.
> > >
> > > Are you absolutely sure?  That does seem low.  I bought the cheapest I
> > > could find about 4 years ago, and that did 1024x768.
> > >
> > > Anne
> >
> > It could be that the Linux driver I am using may not take it past
> > 800x600.  I will pursue this.  Thank you for reminding me of this.
> >
> The last box I installed FC4 on set up the screen as a max. 800x600.  I had to 
> run system-config-display to correct it.  That's why it came immediately to 
> mind.
> 
> Anne
> 
Turns out searches on this screen are somewhat weird.  Specs for the screen
say it works at 1280x1024, but even on Windows 2000, I cannot go beyond 800x600
without the the "unsupported video mode"  message.  It is a Hyundai B70A.  One
of the windows compatiblity web pages says it worked with Gnome but not with KDE.
That is really strange.  There may also be dependencies on which video card is
being used.  I tweeked the xorg.conf screen-display section to add 1024x768 to the
modes line.  I will see if I can get that tested, however I seem to recall trying
this when they first bought the monitor.

I also use system-config-display to tweek the monitor.  I just have to remember to
put the VNC lines back in after the program gets done with xorg.conf.  Fortunately,
even if I mess up the screen, vnc will still work.  I just need to have someone
sit in front of the screen to tell me if they can see anything.

Bob Styma


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