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July 4th, 2012, 11:57 PM
Hi ,Hope some one can help, after a lot of trouble I have managed to get Ubuntu 10.4 on my fairly old desktop. My problem now is that the screen size of the Ubuntu window is too big to fit the monitor (17inch) there is a inch line above and below the screen and I cant see the slides at either side to move the window. The resolution is 250 X 350 and I can put it to 1200 X 1050 but I cant see the the Apply button at the bottom ,I think if I could change the resolution all would be OK, I have been trying for a while to get Ubuntu and now it dont work. Can any one help. Ted.

July 5th, 2012, 12:11 AM
Hi teds1931.

By any chance your monitor is a HDTV? If so, you may be experiencing overscan (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Overscan). The easiest solution would be to disable that feature on the TV itself.

Tell us how it goes.

July 5th, 2012, 12:44 AM
If you are sure about resolution open a terminal and write

xrandr --output VGA --mode 1200x1050
if fails then run in terminal

to see the available resolutions and set one .

July 5th, 2012, 09:47 PM
Thanks for the quick replys, Papibe, no its not HDTV just a flat screen monitor. NikTh sorry to be a bit thick but what do you mean by open a terminal. Ted.

July 5th, 2012, 10:03 PM
what do you mean by open a terminal. Ted.

Hit Ctrl+alt+t
copy-paste above commands in there .

July 6th, 2012, 11:28 PM
thanks NikTh. Ted