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Re: using a beamer: resolution?

On Thu, May 13, 2004 at 07:04:51AM +1200, Andrew McMillan wrote:
> On Wed, 2004-05-12 at 16:35 +0200, David Fokkema wrote:
> > Hi group,
> > 
> > >From time to time, I use a beamer on my external VGA port of my laptop.
> > My laptop TFT panel has a resolution of 1400x1050 pixels but the beamer
> > has a resolution of only 800x600. However, it can support 1024x768 using
> > software scaling. Right now I have to edit my XF86Config-4 by hand and
> > then restart my X server. The problem is that X does recognize the
> > beamer on the external port and does switch back to a lower resolution,
> > but the viewport stays at 1400x1050, not very handy. Does anybody know
> > of an easy solution?
> The RandR extension in XFree86 4.3 and later supports this (resolution
> switch and resize desktop to match) and there are toolbar doodads
> (gnome-randr-applet) you can get that let you control the switch with a
> few mouseclicks.
> I used this on my old laptop, but it would only switch between 1600x1200
> and 1280x1024 but that was a driver (or X config) issue - I know the
> Vesa driver let me switch between 1600x1200 all the way down to 640x480.

This sounds good! I'll also look into the RandR extension.



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