Virtual Desktop/No Virtual Setting

Virtual Desktop/No Virtual Setting

Post by Jeffrey Walto » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 17:45:07



Hello All,

I still have a virtual desktop (for some reason, I do not want it). Below is the
(relevant?) section from /etc/X11/XF86Config.

I would like to turn off the virtual desktop feature. Also, the XServer does not
appear to respect my wishes for a 800x600 desktop - but this may be due to my
virtual desktop vertigo.

The book I have does not discus Viewports. Searching on Google returns too many
irrelevant hits (I get back hundreds of XF86Config samples, without discussing the
problem).

I ran /stand/sysinstall, and configured X from the command line (which generated
the lines below).

Section "Screen"
    Identifier  "Screen 1"
    Device      "ATI Mach64"
    Monitor     "My Monitor"
    DefaultDepth 24

    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       8
        Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       16
        Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth       24
        Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
        ViewPort    0 0
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Thanks Again,
Jeff

 
 
 

Virtual Desktop/No Virtual Setting

Post by ne.. » Sat, 07 Sep 2002 21:25:02



> Hello All,

> I still have a virtual desktop (for some reason, I do not want it). Below is the
> (relevant?) section from /etc/X11/XF86Config.

> I would like to turn off the virtual desktop feature. Also, the XServer does not
> appear to respect my wishes for a 800x600 desktop - but this may be due to my
> virtual desktop vertigo.
[...]
> Section "Screen"
>     Identifier  "Screen 1"
>     Device      "ATI Mach64"
>     Monitor     "My Monitor"
>     DefaultDepth 24

[...]

Quote:>     Subsection "Display"
>         Depth       24
>         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
>         ViewPort    0 0
>     EndSubsection
> EndSection

If you are not going to use the other resolutions, remove
them from the list above. I tend to use only one resolution
so I have 'Modes       "1600x1200"' in my XF86Config[-4] file.

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Virtual Desktop/No Virtual Setting

Post by Jeffrey Walto » Sun, 08 Sep 2002 18:50:00


Hello All,

I ended up placing the following in 'Section Screen', '"Subsection Display"' for
all Screens:

Virtual 800 600

I just got tired of fighting with it.

The authors of the X program should stop assuming things like 19 inch monitors.
Also, why is it modes will have a setting like "800x600" (with the quotes), but
virtual will have '800 600'? My XServer died for quite some time trying to figure
out this. They should stop jumping around and choose one standard (and make it
reasonable, such as 17 inch).

Jeff

BTW, NO - I am not qualified to write my own X Server. However, I took quite a few
usability classes.


| Hello All,
|
| I still have a virtual desktop (for some reason, I do not want it). Below is the
| (relevant?) section from /etc/X11/XF86Config.
|
| I would like to turn off the virtual desktop feature. Also, the XServer does not
| appear to respect my wishes for a 800x600 desktop - but this may be due to my
| virtual desktop vertigo.
|
| The book I have does not discus Viewports. Searching on Google returns too many
| irrelevant hits (I get back hundreds of XF86Config samples, without discussing
the
| problem).
|
| I ran /stand/sysinstall, and configured X from the command line (which generated
| the lines below).
|
| Section "Screen"
|     Identifier  "Screen 1"
|     Device      "ATI Mach64"
|     Monitor     "My Monitor"
|     DefaultDepth 24
|
|     Subsection "Display"
|         Depth       8
|         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
|         ViewPort    0 0
|     EndSubsection
|     Subsection "Display"
|         Depth       16
|         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
|         ViewPort    0 0
|     EndSubsection
|     Subsection "Display"
|         Depth       24
|         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
|         ViewPort    0 0
|     EndSubsection
| EndSection
|
| Thanks Again,
| Jeff
|

 
 
 

Virtual Desktop/No Virtual Setting

Post by James Poo » Mon, 09 Sep 2002 05:35:35



> Hello All,

> I ended up placing the following in 'Section Screen', '"Subsection Display"' for
> all Screens:

> Virtual 800 600

> I just got tired of fighting with it.

> The authors of the X program should stop assuming things like 19 inch monitors.
> Also, why is it modes will have a setting like "800x600" (with the quotes), but
> virtual will have '800 600'? My XServer died for quite some time trying to figure
> out this. They should stop jumping around and choose one standard (and make it
> reasonable, such as 17 inch).

> Jeff

> BTW, NO - I am not qualified to write my own X Server. However, I took quite a few
> usability classes.



> | Hello All,
> |
> | I still have a virtual desktop (for some reason, I do not want it). Below is the
> | (relevant?) section from /etc/X11/XF86Config.
> |
> | I would like to turn off the virtual desktop feature. Also, the XServer does not
> | appear to respect my wishes for a 800x600 desktop - but this may be due to my
> | virtual desktop vertigo.
> |
> | The book I have does not discus Viewports. Searching on Google returns too many
> | irrelevant hits (I get back hundreds of XF86Config samples, without discussing
> the
> | problem).
> |
> | I ran /stand/sysinstall, and configured X from the command line (which generated
> | the lines below).
> |
> | Section "Screen"
> |     Identifier  "Screen 1"
> |     Device      "ATI Mach64"
> |     Monitor     "My Monitor"
> |     DefaultDepth 24
> |
> |     Subsection "Display"
> |         Depth       8
> |         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
> |         ViewPort    0 0
> |     EndSubsection
> |     Subsection "Display"
> |         Depth       16
> |         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
> |         ViewPort    0 0
> |     EndSubsection
> |     Subsection "Display"
> |         Depth       24
> |         Modes       "800x600" "1024x768" "640x480"
> |         ViewPort    0 0
> |     EndSubsection
> | EndSection
> |
> | Thanks Again,
> | Jeff
> |

the Modes line "800x600" is a string defined earlier in the config file.
  you can set it to whatever you like as long as you define it as the
same in the Modeline section.  try running XF86Setup (a gui config
program that is almost idiot proof).  the only reason it's named
"HORxVER" is because it's suppose to make it easier for you.
 
 
 

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