Xfdesktop with xorg virtual resolution
Brian J. Tarricone
bjt23 at cornell.edu
Mon Nov 14 21:33:41 CET 2005
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On 11/14/2005 9:02 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?
> Sorry let me try explaining this differently...
> SubSection "Display"
> Viewport 0 0
> Modes "640x480"
> Depth 24
> Virtual 1024 768
> This is what I did to try and narrow it down somewhat....
> from the first terminal I run:
> $ X& (it launches fine)
> $ export DISPLAY=:0.0
> $ xterm (a window manager-less window appears in the top right of the X
> server... if i move the mouse to the edge of the right side of the
> screen, then xterm scrolls off the left side which is correct)
> $ xfdesktop& (now xfdesktop starts but its wallpaper size is only
> 640x480 and I cannot scroll off the screen anymore
Yep. Running xfdesktop is just a coincidence. xfdesktop requires
xfce-mcs-manager, and so starts it. The Display settings panel is a
part of the MCS manager, and applies its settings. You could try
deleting ~/.config/xfce4/mcs_settings/display.xml; not sure if that
would work, though. This really has nothing to do with xfdesktop. I
think if you started xfwm4, or xfce4-panel, or any of the other apps
that depend on the MCS manager, you'd see the same thing happen. I
think. But either way, this is the MCS manager messing with your
display geometry, not xfdesktop.
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