Display Serious Issue with Lubuntu

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at gmail.com
Fri May 16 20:09:08 UTC 2014

2014-05-16 21:49, Israel skrev:
> On 05/16/2014 01:57 PM, Aere Greenway wrote:
>> Ali:
>> I tried it on Linux Mint (which uses the Gnome desktop) on my HP Mini
>> notebook computer.
>> It appears to work the same there, with a few minor differences.
>> When I tried to move the Firefox window using the alt-click-drag
>> method, it worked, but it first re-sized the window to where it didn't
>> fill up the whole screen.  The alt-click-drag method of moving the
>> window worked.
>> I could move the Synaptic Package Manager window using the
>> alt-click-drag method.
>> My application behaved the same way as on Lubuntu.  Per my fix, I
>> display the window in its minimum vertical dimensions, which was still
>> too large for the screen, but better than before.  I could move the
>> window around using the alt-click-drag method.
>> There was one notable difference I noticed.  The "maximize window"
>> button was not on the title-bar.  There was still a "minimize
>> (iconify) window" button, but no "maximize window" button.  Also, the
>> Java/Swing function-key (F11) to make the current window full-screen
>> had no effect.
> This seems more and more to be a system level problem, not a DE problem.
> I am fairly convinced that this has to do with Xorg, or possibly LightDM.
> Does anyone else have any thoughts about this?
> Also, does anyone know of a way to virtualize the resolution, so the
> apps think the screen resolution is big, but the screen shows a smaller
> version of the view?
> Alternatively, can this be faked in Xorg?  Can you set your resolution
> to a higher range than possible for the monitor, or will that simply
> make the display not work?
Hi Israel,

This virtualization is possible with KVM and virt-manager. I do it. But
we don't want a virtual machine in an old computer, so the question
remains: How to use the same technique without a virtual machine.

Best regards

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