Re: X thinks my screen is larger than it actually is
In a message dated 4/6/99 6:27:27 PM Central Daylight Time,
> AFAIK, your problem is neither new nor soluble: what's happening is that
> your pixelsize is too large for the default windowsize to fit within the
> screen boundaries--either set a higher resolution or live with it. The
> problem is not that your virtual resolution is too high, it's that your
> screen resolution is too low: however, you might get better results if
> you set your virtual resolution higher than your actual screen: you'd at
> least be able to navigate to the parts that don't show up on your screen.
> Sorry I can't be of more help--it's happened to me on more than one
> occasion :(
This isn't directed at you in any way, but that answer really grates on my
I have a Toshiba laptop - and it supports 640x480 just fine. Yes, if I
increase the resolution, I don't actually get finer details, but a bigger
virtual desktop. And frankly, I don't like that feature at all.
What really irks me is that Linux/XF86Free doesn't support 640x480 mode
correctly in the first place. If I had the knowledge, I'd fix it, believe
me... but I don't. And frankly, being forced to live with this limitation
is rediculous. Last time I checked, 640x480x256 was still "THE" standard VGA
mode that any monitor will support. Strange that XF86 doesn't...
Curious - do any of the other X servers correct this problem? I'd be willing
to pay for a package that did..