Xfdesktop with xorg virtual resolution

Brian J. Tarricone bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Nov 14 16:54:53 CET 2005

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On 11/14/2005 6:37 AM, Nick Deubert wrote:

> Now with that out of the way I have one issue/possible bug... I set my 
> xorg to use a virtual resolution of 1024x768 and actual resolution is 
> 640x480(im using a really small screen). This works fine when starting X 
> alone (with startx), the screen scrolls in all directions fine when i 
> move the mouse to the edge. Then as soon as I launch xfdesktop (with or 
> without xfce4-session) the desktop gets locked in at 640x480. and I can 
> no longer scroll arround. I know this used to work because I used to use 
> it all the time and lastly I'm using the vesa driver if that matters. Is 
> this explicity disabled? Is there an option or something to allow this?

This really makes no sense to me, as xfdesktop doesn't touch your
display settings.  It just asks GDK (which asks X) what the screen size
is.  Perhaps the Display MCS plugin settings are overriding your
xorg.conf, and the timing is just a coincidence?


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