[SATLUG] small laptop screen

Borries Demeler demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu
Mon Jun 29 10:16:47 CDT 2015


Mine looks very similar, except I do not have the modeline in there, I don't see
how that should make a difference. Here is what I have tried:


Section "Monitor"
	Identifier   "Monitor0"
	VendorName   "Monitor Vendor"
	ModelName    "Monitor Model"
	Option "Panning" "1600x1600"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
	Identifier "Screen0"
	Device     "Card0"
	Monitor    "Monitor0"
	DefaultDepth 24
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     1
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     4
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     8
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     15
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     16
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
	SubSection "Display"
		Viewport   0 0
		Depth     24
		Modes      "1024x600" "1280x1024" "1600x1200"
		Virtual	   1600 1600
	EndSubSection
EndSection

On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 07:39:30PM -0500, Steev Klimaszewski wrote:
> Can I see your xorg.conf?  It should look something like...
> 
> Section "Monitor"
>         Identifier   "LVDS1"
>         ModelName    "LCD Panel 1024x600"
>         Option       "Panning" "1600x1600"
>         Modeline     "1024×600" 48.96 1024 1064 1168 1312 600 601 604 622
> -HSync +VSync
> EndSection
> 
> Section "Screen"
>         Identifier "Screen0"
>         Device     "Card0"
>         Monitor    "LVDS1"
>         SubSection "Display"
>                 Viewport   0 0
>                 Modes     "1600x1600" "1024x768" "1024x600"
>                 Depth     24
>                 Virtual   1600 1600
>         EndSubSection
> EndSection
> 
> 
> 
> On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 1:29 PM, Borries Demeler <
> demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> 
> > Thanks, that helped a lot!!
> >
> > Seems like it can be done with xrandr. In case anyone else comes across
> > this questions, here is an example that worked on my laptop:
> >
> > xrandr --output LVDS-0 --mode 1024x600 --fb 1600x1600 --panning 1600x1600
> >
> > Now I have a 1600x1600 panning area. Perfect!
> >
> > I was trying to find info on how to integrate this into xorg.conf, but
> > so far have only found the suggestion to add:
> >
> > Option "Panning" "1600x1600"
> >
> > to the monitor section, but the effect of this was I could only see the
> > 1024x600
> > rectangle at the 0,0 position of the 1600x1600 screen, instead of being
> > able
> > to use the mouse to pan over the entire space, but the xrandr command sure
> > works.
> >
> > Thanks again for pointing me in the right direction, that did the trick!
> > -Borries
> >
> >
> > On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 12:46:30PM -0500, Steev Klimaszewski wrote:
> > > i'm not sure how exactly, but what you're looking for is called "panning
> > > viewport".
> > >
> > > On Sun, Jun 28, 2015 at 10:40 AM, Borries Demeler <
> > > demeler at biochem.uthscsa.edu> wrote:
> > >
> > > > someone gave me an older Lenovo Atom with a small screen
> > > > (1024x600), dual core and stellar battery life (it even
> > > > came with a second battery, which gives me about 8-10 hours
> > > > of life, plenty for a transatlantic flight. I installed Slack 14.1
> > > > and it runs like a charm. The only issue I have is that I can't
> > > > seem to figure out how to create a virtual screen size that is
> > > > larger than the 1024x600. I used to be able to include "Virtual x y"
> > > > in my "Screen" SubSection in /etc/X11/xorg.conf, but that no longer
> > > > seems to have any effect.
> > > >
> > > > I recall that it was possible to have a larger virtual desktop and
> > > > just bumping with the mouse at the borders of the screen I could
> > > > navigate the larger desktop space. THis would allow me to have
> > > > a program on the screen that doesnt fit within the vertical dimension
> > > > and still "see" all portions of the application, without
> > > > having portions cut off.
> > > >
> > > > Please note that I am not looking for a solution of multiple
> > > > virtual desktops of the same size, I already have that working.
> > > > I just need to make the workspace bigger so I can have more
> > > > real estate.
> > > >
> > > > How do I do that with the latest versions of X11?
> > > >
> > > > Thanks, -b.
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