extended screen real estate under xorg (xinerama?)
Kevin E Martin
kem at freedesktop.org
Thu Nov 30 06:25:56 PST 2006
On Thu, Nov 30, 2006 at 12:38:31AM -0600, 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 "virtually"
> huge. The Video card is an ATI X1300 Mobility and I'm running ATI's Linux driver.
If you are talking about the ability to pan around the screen, then yes,
there is a "virtual" option that you can add to your Display subsection
that will allow you to specify a virtual resolution that is larger than
your video mode. For example, to set your video mode to 1024x768 and
your virtual screen size to 1600x1200, you could do the following:
Viewport 0 0
Virtual 1600 1200
Then, when you restart the X server, your monitor will show a 1024x768
subset of the larger 1600x1200 virtual screen. You can use the mouse to
pan that subset across the entire virtual screen.
PS - Just thought I should answer this one since we share the same first
and last names :-)
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