about X resolutions on non-laptops (xresprobe)

Matthew Garrett mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org
Wed Aug 25 11:03:43 CDT 2004

On Wed, 2004-08-25 at 08:57 -0700, Matt Zimmerman wrote:

> We have such a tool in gnome-system-tools; the "gotcha" (as Fabio pointed
> out) is how X sets the virtual resolution at startup to the size of the
> largest available mode.  The user can then switch freely between modes, but
> their desktop doesn't behave the way they expect.  I imagine it is
> non-trivial to allow the virtual screen size to be dynamically resized. :-/

xrandr supports that, and gtk has toolkit support for it. I don't know
how many common drivers support xrandr.

Matthew Garrett | mjg59 at srcf.ucam.org

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