Re: X thinks my screen is larger than it actually is
in your /etc/X11/XF86Config, look for the 'Section "Screen"' section (on
mine, it's at the end.)
in that section, you have listed the various 'Subsection "Display"'
subsections, one for each resolution you card will/can handle. you need
to make your "Virtual" setting match your "Modes" that you use. In my
file, i don't even have a "Virtual" setting. here's the relevant part
Device "My Card"
Monitor "My Monitor"
ViewPort 0 0
Marcus Claren wrote:
> I've got a very annoying problem. My X server seems to
> think that my screen is bigger than it actually is.
> I'm using wmaker, and when a program window drops out
> of the desktop I can usually maximize it and make it
> fit the desktop perfectly. So wmaker knows the size
> of my screen, I think. But when I'm running certain
> programs, like games (Xsoldier, Xworm) which seem
> to have a preset window - size their windowborders
> are vanishing outside the desktoparea and there's
> no way for me to resize them. Other programs that I'm
> experiencing the same with are Rosegarden, a music program
> and Blender.
> Some guy at irc told me that this could be due to
> that I've set my virtual res too high in the XF86Config-
> file, but he couldn't explain to me exactly how to
> change this.
> Anyway, please help me as this makes working with
> some programs impossible.
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