extended screen real estate under xorg (xinerama?)
jadamcze at utas.edu.au
Thu Nov 30 06:12:49 PST 2006
On Thu, November 30, 2006 5:38 pm, Kevin Martin wrote:
> Running FC5 with Xorg on an Acer laptop and was wondering if there is a way to make the screen real estate seem
> larger (basically be able to have a virtual screen that is much larger than my physical screen, effectively making my
> 14" screen display as a 30"
> display)? I've read some about Xinerama but that seems to be for using multiple screens, not making my tiny screen
> huge. The Video card is an ATI X1300 Mobility and I'm running ATI's Linux driver.
In /etc/X11/xorg.conf find the appropriate screen section ...
Look for something like the following :
Identifier "Screen name"
Device "Some device name"
Monitor "Some monitor name"
Modes "1280x800" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 1600 1200
The "Virtual" line is the one of interest - change the numbers to something bigger than the resoltion (Mode). Restart
X and you should have your giant desktop.
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