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Re: xorg video modes question

On 02/13/2013 09:04 AM, Hartwig Atrops wrote:
Hi Fred.

The monitor is now running at 1280x1024.  I am using the openbox window
manager.  The display is way bigger that the LCD and when an application
is minimized the icon goes way off the screen and I can't get it back.
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
Just a guess: you're running at less than 1280x1024.

You should check the log file (/var/log/Xorg.0.log). The actual resoulution is
logged there.



Screensaver or not is really ok with me but are there any more suggestions that might solve my display problem? I am reasonably sure the LCD is running at 1280x1024. Does anyone know specifically how openbox is told the display size to use? I could then ask on the sparc-debian mailing list how to find out if this is working correctly. (Debian 6.0 on Sun Ultra5/10 with Sun x7205a LCD)

I have three other questions about openbox:

What is a "docking application" as discussed in the documentation?

What is the difference between using openbox or openbox-session to start openbox? I don't think the documentation is very clear on this.

What is the difference between starting some applications through .Xsession before openbox is started vs. having openbox start them?

Best regards,

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