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can't see the whole desktop
« on: February 15, 2013, 07:46:50 pm »
Hello to everyone!! :) Hope you are all ok!!!

A few days ago I installed the 12.04 version of ubuntu and I have a problem. If you have this version, logically you will know that there is a bar on your left on the desktop with the software center, mozilla etc. Ok. When this bar disappears (I have chosen to be appeared only with tha pointer of my mouse there) I can see that desktop starts a few pixels rightmost, so I can see a black gap on my left hand from the top of the screen to the bottom. It wouldn't be such annoying if on my right hand everything was ok. On my right hand, desktop ends out of the borders of the screen, so that I can't see so clear the button on the top where you push when you want to log out for example. And what is more, everywhere I am on the internet, on any window, I can't see the scroll bar right because maybe it is out of the borders too. With a few words, it's like the whole desktop is moved a few pixels rightmost. What can I do to fix it?? It is a little bit annoying. :( :( :(

Furthermore, I have another problem, not so big but still a problem. When I am on facebook and chat with my friends, the words on the chat aren't so obvious. Some letters, as l or k can't be seen so good, maybe because there is a problem with the vertical lines. Why is there this problem??

I have never met any similar problems. Please, if anyone knows something, share it with me. Because I swear, that I had never been a fan of ubuntu, but now I have changed my opinion and I just LOVE them!! These two problems are the only problems I have. Thank you in advance!!!

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2013, 08:11:24 pm »
First suggestion; you screen should have an auto-adjust button or menu option, have you tried to activate this?

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2013, 08:37:47 pm »
omg. thank you so much!! :P I feel like I know nothing :P:P hahaha
But can you please tell me why had the screen moved after I installed ubuntu??

Also, do you think that my chat on facebook will be ok?? I can't have access there again, that's why I'm asking you now. I you don't know, I will check that another time and I will let you know if everything is ok!!

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #3 on: February 15, 2013, 09:03:18 pm »
It was just the different graphics drivers .. nothing to worry about .. once auto-adjusted it should stay that way :)

Not quite sure what you mean by the facebook question ?
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2013, 09:06:02 pm »
The words don't appear clear! Sometimes I can't even read what I have written!! :P :(
I remember that the problem was in the vertical lines of the letters.

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #5 on: February 15, 2013, 09:21:54 pm »
If facebook is still messed up .. open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and post the output from running these commands:
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xrandr
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sudo lshw -C display
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2013, 05:45:04 pm »
Hello again!! :) Yes, there is a problem with my facebook chat... it hasn't been fixed.

The output from the first command is:
 
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1280 x 1024, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA-1 connected 1280x1024+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm
   1280x1024      60.0*+   75.0 
   1152x864       75.0 
   1024x768       75.1     75.0     60.0 
   832x624        74.6 
   800x600        75.0     60.3 
   640x480        75.0     60.0 
   720x400        70.1 

and from the other command:

PCI (sysfs)

and after a while this:

 *-display               
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: C73 [GeForce 7050 / nForce 610i]
       vendor: NVIDIA Corporation
       physical id: 10
       bus info: pci@0000:00:10.0
       version: a2
       width: 64 bits
       clock: 66MHz
       capabilities: pm msi vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=nouveau latency=0
       resources: irq:23 memory:ed000000-edffffff memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:ee000000-eeffffff memory:5ff00000-5ff1ffff





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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #7 on: March 16, 2013, 06:20:39 pm »
if you search your menus for "Additional Drivers" and run it .. are there any NVIDIA drivers being offered for activation ?
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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #8 on: March 16, 2013, 06:23:55 pm »
How can I see it???? :D

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #9 on: March 16, 2013, 06:27:54 pm »
Open a terminal (Ctrl+Alt+T) and run this command:
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gksudo jockey-gtk
enter your password when prompted.
(do NOT close the terminal whilst Additional Drivers is running)

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #10 on: March 16, 2013, 06:38:00 pm »
it says that there is a problem and asks if i want to report it

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #11 on: March 16, 2013, 06:40:22 pm »
can i run the command one more time? or it shouldn't be done again??
Because the windows disappeared and I want to report the problem it found...
What did the command actually do?

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #12 on: March 16, 2013, 06:44:38 pm »
Is this a proper installation to the hard drive, a WUBI installation (inside Windows) or a LiveCD/LiveUSB ?

Does it say what the error is ?

Yes you can run the command again if it has returned you to a command prompt ($)

If I were you, I'd reboot first .. as you need to from your other topic.

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #13 on: March 16, 2013, 06:48:32 pm »
I restarted my computer and the problem is still here... The letters appear strange... here too... but more than everywhere on facebook chat.
It didn't say what is the problem, but I reported it...

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Re: can't see the whole desktop
« Reply #14 on: March 16, 2013, 06:50:17 pm »
try:
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gksudo jockey-gtk
again .. do you still get the error ?

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