Virtual screen sizes no longer working in radeon.
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Fri Mar 6 17:42:34 PST 2009
On Fri, Mar 6, 2009 at 7:22 PM, Thomas Richter <thor at math.tu-berlin.de> wrote:
> Hi folks,
> due to my profession, I often have to work with larger images and use,
> for this reason, an oversized desktop on a regular sized monitor. Up to
> the 6.6.x driver series (? I hope ?) this worked correctly with the
> following configuration:
> Section "Screen"
> DefaultDepth 24
> SubSection "Display"
> Depth 24
> Modes "1280x1024"
> ViewPort 1280 1024
> Virtual 2560 2048 # <--- this here
> Device "Device"
> Identifier "Screen"
> Monitor "Monitor"
> This gives me a screen of 2560x2048 pixels I can scroll around in.
> Exactly what I need.
> Unfortunately, not any longer as of 6.9.0. The above options simply do
> nothing useful at all. The screen stays the size it is.
> xrandr seems like a solution, as
> xrandr --fb 2560x2048
> gives me a frame buffer the right size, but: it doesn't scroll anymore
> if I hit the boundary of the screen. Alas, it's unusable.
> Thus, my questions:
> o) Any hope for a fix of this?
> o) As it seems, old versions of the driver like this chipset o.k., so
> any chance getting an older version to compile on this machine?
> Before you ask: No, getting a better supported graphics card is not an
> option. This is a desktop workplace at a university, and installing new
> hardware there is a major hassle as it has to go through the administration.
Virtual desktop scrolling got dropped when xrandr 1.2 support was
added to the driver. It has since been re-added, but requires xserver
1.6 and xrandr 1.3.
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