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Bug#509699: xserver-xorg-video-intel: Cannot oversize GNOME desktop using Virtual in Xorg 7.3



--- On Wed, 12/24/08, Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org> wrote:

> From: Brice Goglin <Brice.Goglin@ens-lyon.org>
> Scott Anderson wrote:
> >
> > I'm trying to oversize my GNOME desktop on my Dell
> d630 laptop by
> > using the Virtual parameter.  I want a 3200x1600
> desktop, but all I
> > get is the physical size of my LCD monitor (1440x900).
>  It seems to be
> > ignoring the Virtual parameter altogether.
> >   
> 
> Where do you see that your Virtual line is ignored? What
> does xrandr report?
> 

Thanks for the response.  I've been out during the Christmas/New Year break.

I'm assuming the Virtual line is being ignored because the setting does not seem to take effect.  Do I need to tell GNOME the desktop is bigger too?

% xrandr
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1440 x 900, maximum 2048 x 2048
VGA disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
LVDS connected 1440x900+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 303mm x 190mm
   1440x900       60.0*+
   1280x800       60.0  
   1280x768       60.0  
   1024x768       60.0  
   800x600        60.3  
   640x480        59.9  
TMDS-1 disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
TV disconnected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)




      



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