Re: Virtual resolution for desktop
On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:38:44 -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:
> Camaleón <firstname.lastname@example.org> writes:
>>> Is there some way to get a `Virtual' resolution using whatever
>>> techniques are now employed to generate our desktops?
>> Yes, I would try to set it with xrandr:
> some (alot) of that is pretty confusing to me.
> So I tried bigger:
> sudo xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1440x900 --fb 4096x2700 --panning
> Still no panning.
Let me try it....
Yes, it does not work for me either (using wheezy + intel card here) and
I used the sample given in xrandr man page so something seems broken or
not properly documented.
xrandr --fb 1600x600 --output LVDS1 --mode 1204x600 --panning 1600x0
This indeed makes "something" because when cursor reaches the right edge
of the screen there is a "sightly" movement but cursor does not go beyond
which is of course, wrong.
> I'm not getting heads or tails from the web page... can you take an
> educated guess what might work to give me a fair bit of panning room?
It should be enough with a simple:
xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --panning 2048 1536
But I can confirm that this is not working while it was months ago so
unless xrandr now needs puting things in a different way I dunno what's
going wrong :-?