Resolution switching w/o virtual desktop, how?

Resolution switching w/o virtual desktop, how?

Post by Jae Woo Le » Thu, 10 Jun 1999 04:00:00


I have been trying to setup the XF86Config file so that I could switch
(with Alt-Ctl-+) between 800x600 and 1024x768 *without* the larger
resolution being my virtual desktop size all the time.

Usually I work in 800x600, but sometimes I need a bigger screen (when I
am playing xboing, for example).  As soon as I add 1024x768 mode,
xfree86 turns on the vitual desktop for my 800x600.  Is there any way to
tell it to *always* match the desktop size to the physical resolution of
various modes?

I searched dejanews and found a couple of wrong answers to this problem:
comment out the "vitual" lines in XF86Config.  That does not work in
this case.  In the absense of the 'virtual' directive, the x server
simly elects the biggest resolution mode as the size of the virtual
desktop (1024x768 in my case).

Thanks in advance.  Please email a reply as well.

-- jae


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XF86Config and restarting X.  But, the virtual desktop is set to
the larger of the two, 1280x1024, so when i switch to 1024x768 i
have to scroll around to get to everything, like my kde panels...

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