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

Scott Anderson wrote:
> 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

It says that the Xserver created a 2048x2048 virtual screen and your
internal panel shows 1440x900 of it. This is what "Virtual 2048 2048"
means nowadays.

I guess you want the old "Virtual" desktop behavior where moving the
mouse to a corner would automatically move the display inside a larger
virtual screen? This is not supported anymore in Lenny. But it will be
back in the upcoming Xserver 1.6 (as "RandR 1.3 panning").


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