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archlyn 02-23-04 08:46 AM

XFree86 and virtual desktops
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Okay, first the system specs:
NVIDIA GeForce 4ti 4200 using NVIDIA's 1.0-5336 linux video driver
XFree86 4.3.0 running KDE 3.2

I perfer to use 800x600 when running in KDE, but at 1024x768 when playing games in linux (NWN mainly, but a few others too)

However, if I add 1024x768 to my list of usable resolutions in my XF86Config file, it starts up in 1024x768.

If I switch manually to 800x600, then I get a vurtial desktop that is still 1024x768 even though I have virtual desktops disabled in my config file.

Is there any way I can switch to 800x600 screen res (or better yet, start the X server in that mode) and NOT have a virtual desktop of 1024x768

Any help appriciated :)
I have attached my XF86Config in case someone needs to look at it

Thunderbird 02-29-04 11:28 AM

You could use the program "xrandr" which is installed if you use xfree86 4.3x. Using it you can switch resolutions. You need to start X at 1024x768 and using it you can switch to lower resolutions and back to 1024x768.

geowiz 02-29-04 05:53 PM

resolutions & virtual desktop
Easiest way I've found is to set the Mode line with the one you want as the default as the first in the list. Like:

Subsection "Display"
Depth 8
Modes "800x600" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0

Starts as 800x600 and virtual desktop of 800x600. You can then use the ctl-alt-+ to switch to the others. Set it the same in the other Depth sections too ;-)

Give it a go and see if that doesn't work.

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