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 turn off virtual desktop
how so I get rid of that damn virtual destop?
I specified no virtual desktop on the install of RH 6.1, but I still have
it. Looked at XF86Config and all lines with "virtual" were commented out.
Next, I made a copy of the file and then removed all lines containing
virtual in the origial. I then tried to set virtual to 640x480 (my screen
size). Still there!
help please.
Thanks.

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 Thu, 21 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 turn off virtual desktop
how so I get rid of that damn virtual destop?
I specified no virtual desktop on the install of RH 6.1, but I still have
it. Looked at XF86Config and all lines with "virtual" were commented out.
Next, I made a copy of the file and then removed all lines containing
virtual in the origial. I then tried to set virtual to 640x480 (my screen
size). Still there!
help please.
Thanks.

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 Thu, 21 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 turn off virtual desktop
Setting virtual to the screen size you want, should work.  How did you set
it?  Did you put it in the screen that is being used?  Maybe you could copy
and post the Screen Section that you are using.  

Anita



 Fri, 22 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 turn off virtual desktop
Maybe the virtual desktop is being created by you window manager, and not by X?
fvwm does something like that for example...


 Sat, 23 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
 turn off virtual desktop

Yes, I put in 640x480. I don't know why commenting out the virtual lines
didn't work either. Seems like that's all I did in RH 5.1.
I found a tip on CNET that said remove all resolutions except the one you
want to use. Did that and finally got rid of the virtual desktop, but I
guess that means I can't change resolution on the fly if I wanted to.

I am in Windows right now so I can't get to it. Will post it later.
Thanks

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 Sat, 23 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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Did you actually put 640x480 in for the virtual, because there should be no
x in it.  It is different thatn the way you do modes.  Those are done with
quotes and they have an x in them.  Virtual is

Virtual 640 480  

Yes, X will use the desktop of the highest resolution in your list, although
I am not so sure that is still the case.  But it was for 5.2 when I used
that.  I have always kept Virtual 1024 768.  I like to use 800x600 normally
and don't mind scrolling a bit on the desktop.  That way I can change to
1024x768 if I want to.  

I've never tried to look at 1024x768 with a 800 600 virtual.  I guess it
just wouldn't show the whole screen.

Anita



 Sat, 23 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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Well, I am using KDE and I did not see any setting to control the virual
destop size, at least in the graphical tools I could find. Would there be
a config file to edit somewhere?
Thanks.
Fred

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 Sun, 24 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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Actually, I left all the virtual lines out entirely, but I did see the
difference in syntax you point out. Taking out all resolutions except
640x480 worked, so I am happy for now, although I would still like to know
why the other solutions don't work.
Now, if I could just keep application windows from expanding larger than
the screen in KDE....
Thanks for your help.
Fred

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 Sun, 24 Nov 2002 03:00:00 GMT   
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Thanks for your help. That is the solution that I came up with.
Your website looks good.I will look at it in more detail as I have time.
Fred

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