external monitor on netbook, pink box saying acer 17"

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external monitor on netbook, pink box saying acer 17"

Postby richardyates on Mon Jul 06, 2009 1:12 pm

Ok I know this one is daft but I'm a relative newbie to linux so go softly on me!

I have attached an external monitor to my acer aspire one running mint gloria, and after a bit of tinkering got the desired screen res on the external monitor and switched off the internal monitor

So that's fine, except that I have a green box which says "Acer 17" in the top left hand corner of every screen, which is big enough to neatly hide the left hand menu header on every program I want to use. I can't seem to find any way to get rid of it (except removing the external monitor). On the netbook, when I re-enable the internal screen, I have a pink box doing the same thing except it says "Aspire One" (or something similar, I don't have it here)

I can't drag the box away. It doesn't respond to being left or right clicked, nor to closing the display application, so I'm stumped

all help gratefully received - I'm coming to this from a background of 20 years using everything from Dos 3.3 to windows XP, but more recently OSX, so I hope I can understand any answer!

TIA
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Re: external monitor on netbook, pink box saying acer 17"

Postby emorrp1 on Sat Jul 11, 2009 7:04 am

As far as I'm aware, they are just the monitor identification tags the "Display" dialog puts on each screen, they should be removed when you close the "Display" application.
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