positioning X on part of the screen ( broken LCD on old laptop )
mrmazda at earthlink.net
Wed Jan 23 07:25:11 PST 2013
On 2013-01-23 14:40 (GMT+0200) Nikolay Kichukov composed:
> I have asked several times on IRC about this, but got no response, thus I am writing to the list.
> I have an old laptop that has a broken LCD. The upper and right part are corrupt and I would like to position the X
> output some few cm below the upper and right edges of the screen. I tried to achieve the above with xorg.conf and
> using xrandr, but so far my attempts have failed.
> I am running gentoo linux with Xorg version x11-base/xorg-server-1.13.1.
> The laptop is Dell Inspiron 1200 with intel 915 video card inside.
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> Hope this picture above will not get scrambled. If the bigger rectangle is the whole screen, I'd like to have X
> occupying the smaller rectangle, the rest to stay unused.
> Any hints and suggestions are welcome.
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Just a suggestion, as I don't know if the there is a solution. Try the patch
attached to https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39949 to enable
workaround for broken panning.
Then set Option "Panning" "800x600" and see what happens. Normally panning is
for an area larger than the display, but maybe this or this in conjunction
with xrandr can help.
Alternatively, maybe the LCD only provides 1024x768 natively, and by
overriding EDID via xorg.conf to force 800x600 it may be possible to position
its output into the usable area.
I don't know if laptops provide this, but standalone displays can be manually
sized to dimensions smaller than full screen, which might allow adjustment to
avoid need to use the damaged area.
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