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Re: Virtual resolution for desktop

On Fri, 30 Sep 2011 14:38:44 -0500, Harry Putnam wrote:

> Camaleón <noelamac@gmail.com> 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:
>> http://wiki.debian.org/XStrikeForce/HowToRandR12
> some (alot) of that is pretty confusing to me.


> So I tried bigger:
> sudo xrandr --output DVI-I-1 --mode 1440x900 --fb 4096x2700 --panning
> 4096x2700
> 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 :-?



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