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I just installed Slackware 96 and XFree86.

The problem I'm having is with the placement of windows inside X. I run a Trident TVGA9000i w/512k, so with resolution of 800x600 I can't get a virtual terminal any higher than 800x600. I've tried and I just don't have enough video memory. When I open up certain programs, like xchess, the titlebar and menu options are off the screen to the top
and I have to drag the window down to access it. I've openned up some graphics files that were large enough to go outside more than one of the borders.

Is there a way I can force these programs to stay within my screen boundaries?
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Unless there are configuration options, or the program windows are resizable, there is no way to get them to fit to your screen.
You should be able to set your virtual resolution higher than 800x600 however - it is not dependent on video memory.  This is an option that you will need to set in the config file for your window manager, or perhaps XF86Config.  This way, you can have a desktop space of, say, 1280x1024, of which you can view 800x600 at a time.  You will no longer have to drag the window around; instead, the entire desktop is "scrollable" by moving the cursor past the edges of the screen.
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