having Virtual be smaller than Mode size?

Jason Pepas cell at ices.utexas.edu
Thu Jan 26 09:05:25 PST 2006


It would be nice to be able to do this:

SubSection "Display"
    Modes "1280x1024"
    Virtual 1024 768

Basically, I want to run an LCD screen a lower than native resolution, but 
rather than having the LCD screen scale the image up to full screen size and 
have a nasty, fuzzy look, I would rather just use less of the screen real 
estate with black bars around the edges, and maintain the razor sharp look of 
the native resolution.

Why is this useful?  I have a box which is infrequently accessed locally but 
is often accessed remotely through VNC.

Would this be as simple as removing an "if" statement which prevents Virtual 
from being smaller than the current Mode, and possibly adding some offsets to 
center the screen?

-jason pepas

More information about the xorg mailing list