My 21" monitor crashed & burned sometime ago and I had to resort to my old 17" monitor. This 17" Panasonic TX-D1734F-G will support resolutions up to 1280x1024@60Hz, at least. Well, that's unhealthy for my eyes while I work on desktop, so I use 1024x768@85Hz for that.
But, here comes problem: How it is possible to set up X so that I can use 1024x768 for desktop (not scrollable, not virtual desktop, but I see whole screen area at once) and when launching Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory, it would be full screen on larger resolution than desktop.
I have played around with "Virtual" option (see man xorg.conf
), but it seems to cap maximum resolution so 1280x1024 game appears in desktop window or just create situation that I have 1024x768 screen "window" on 1280x1024 screen area. Also changing Modes-parameter orders just affect to "window" area I see on larger screen area.
Smaller resolutions like 800x600 work fine in game, but larger resolutions than 1024x768 will create game screen in desktop window. I get desired results for game resolution if I use 1280x1024 for desktop, but it becomes impossible to do some work with 60Hz.
Any working suggestions would be nice. I have thought about second X-server for larger than 1024x768 resolution games, but it seems weird that X can't handle situation like this in any acceptable way. Nothing seems
simpler than using one of modes for desktop usage and another configured mode for game. Even Microsoft Windows does that!
I could paste my Xorg.conf here, but there isn't much to see, just Modes under subsection Display:
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864"
and optionally added Virtual with either 1024 768 or 1280 1024:
Fedora Core 3 patched
Nvidia drivers 7174, using GeForce4 Ti 4400