"Virtual" in xorg.conf

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sun Jun 5 14:49:31 PDT 2011

On 2011/06/05 20:19 (GMT+0400) ôÉÈÏÍÉÒÏ× ÷ÁÌÅÎÔÉÎ composed:

> Why is there a limit on virtual desktop size?

The video hardware has to support it:

1-in concept
2-with enough Ram

> I think it would be useful to have a virtual desktop larger than your
> display area (screen size).... Does this option work? Can it be fixed?

It's not broken, unless the implementation by the distro you use is broken,
or the version you're using fell in a void left by some major Xorg
architectural changes a year and more ago.

If you're using an old implementation, the keyword is indeed virtual, and
goes in 'Section "Screen"'.

In recent implementations supporting it, in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, the option
is "panning", going in 'Section "Monitor"', or if your implementation supports
it and you otherwise need no xorg.conf file, in /etc/X11/xorg.d/50-monitor.conf.

See samples of virtual and more in http://fm.no-ip.com/Share/DisplaySize
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