[plug] GNOME desktop icons look wrong

Beau Kuiper kuiperba at cs.curtin.edu.au
Fri Jun 8 14:36:53 WST 2001

On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Jeremy Malcolm wrote:

> Beau Kuiper wrote:
> >
> > On Fri, 8 Jun 2001, Paul Dean wrote:
> >
> > > I haven't played around to much with gnome, as I prefer enlightenment, but
> > > it looks like a icon size problem.
> > > Have a look in your control-panel to see if there is a size setting for icons.
> > > Also what res are you running at, looks like 640x480, big icons, menu bar
> > > etc...
> > >
> >
> > Ouch, 640x480 is really, really painful under X. I would run it at least
> > in 1024x768 (even on a 15 inch monitor)
> It's 800x600 and it's a laptop display with that as the maximum
> resolution.  But the icon sizing is not the problem.  It is the
> transparency (or lack thereof) of the background of the icons.

Ah ok,

Maybe it is a problem with Gnome 1.0. I haven't used it in such a long
time (since I installed KDE 2)

Try Gnome 1.4, or Kde

It could also be an X4 driver problem, try X3.3.6. X4 is very new and only
really suports very new chipsets well.

Beau Kuiper
kuiperba at cs.curtin.edu.au

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