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Gingerman
April 11th, 2010, 04:27 AM
Boy, I'm dumb or my senility is kicking in big-time. I thought I posted this question yesterday, but can't find it when I search. Please bear with me on this.

I have a Gateway MX3228 Laptop. I am exploring using Ubuntu 9.10 on this machine. I have been using Ubuntu in various manifestations for a couple of years. My cat poured a glass of water on my regular machine, so it isn't working, and I'm trying to get this 'un going.

When I boot from the live CD, the desktop window extends beyond the screen on the left and on the bottom. I can't scroll down far enough to read my screens and often can't click on "submit" buttons and such. I have un-expanded the panel, so I can access it, but this isn't a complete enough solution.

Someone sent me an answer on this, but when I go to the link to this forum, I can't find it either. It was a request for more information.

Does anyone have enough loving kindness to help out an ignorant old man in a solution for this? I so much prefer Ubuntu. Maybe I should go with KDE instead of Gnome?

23dornot23d
April 11th, 2010, 04:47 AM
It sounds as if the screen resolution is set up wrong ....

your problem sounds similar or the same as this one as it uses the S3 chipset too

it gives a solution near the end .... its worth looking here first

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1127987

hope that this helps

I edited this as the above link gives a better solution ......

which was found by reading this thread ......

the xorg.conf works for the person on here

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1329903


If you need any help changing the xorg.conf file let me know and we can check things
are ok and go step by step .....