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Xorg resolution/display size problem

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I am running Debian 6.0 on a Sun Ultra 5 and the openbox window manager. The window is way larger than the screen and minimized icons go off the screen and I can't get them back. The mode is set to 1280x1024 in the Screen section of xorg.conf and Virtual is also set to 1280x1024 which is the max. for the LCD. xrandr shows both are in effect. I don't see any other option in xorg.conf that might change the window size. Respondents on the openbox mailing list say this is an xorg problem but I don't know what else to do.
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I use tightvnc java viewer with free vnc 4, and I can set my desktop window size to fit anything. If I make it too big, I have scrool bars so I can see it all in pieces. Many X desktops have this sort of pan and zoom capability.

Maybe this would help: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RandR

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Please show us your xorg.conf file.
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Partial xorg.conf:
# xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)

Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "ati"
Option "UseFBDev" "true"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Sun-x7205a"
HorizSync 35-80
VertRefresh 56-75.1
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Monitor "Sun-x7205a"
DefaultDepth 16
SubSection "Display"
Depth 16
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
# Depth 24
# Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768"
Virtual 1280 1024
#xdm won't run if depth is set to 24
EndSubSection
EndSection

I will look at RandR but from the responses from the openbox mailing list the problem I am having is not normal operation.
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It turned out that openbox does not make visible icons for minimized applications even though an animation enabled by default implies that it does. The app can be restored with the openbox menu. Desktops -> desktop1-> grayed out icon will restore it.
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