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:
#Identifier "Screen 1"
Device "Chips & Technologies CT65545"
Monitor "My Monitor"
Virtual 1024 768
^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^ This line controls virtual mode
Viewport 0 0
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:
/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/XF86Config (or somewhere around there)
You can find out more about configuring X by reading the XF86Config
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