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Re: get XFree on one screen



On Fri, May 24, 2002 at 11:34:13PM -0400, Phil wrote:
> I have Debian on an antique machine and have Xfree86 and gnome 
> running.  However the only device I could get to run was the VGA16 and it 
> seems to recognize the 640x480 modeline configuration but repors thatit is 
> running in virtual 800x600 mode.In the mode the screen does not fit on the 
> monitor and scrolls when the mouse gets to the edge of the monitor 
> screen.  is there ant\y way to get the image on one screen?

There is a way. In the Screen section of XF86Config, there are a number
of Display subsections.

In my /etc/X11/XF86Config:

  Section "Screen"
      Driver "SVGA"
      #Identifier  "Screen 1"
      Device      "Chips & Technologies CT65545"
      Monitor     "My Monitor"
      DefaultColorDepth 16

      Subsection "Display"
          Depth       8
	  Modes       "640x480"
	  Virtual     1024 768
	  ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This line controls virtual mode
	  Viewport    0 0
      EndSubsection
[...]
  EndSection

You can set the Virtual line to 640 480 if you want to have the image
fit the screen.

Depending upon your version of X, the config file could be:
  /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
  /etc/X11/XF86Config
  /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config (or somewhere around there)

You can find out more about configuring X by reading the XF86Config
manpage.

-- 
Seneca
seneca-cunningham@rogers.com


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