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KDM is the Kde Display Manager, it's the KDE/Qt login screen and not what you meant. Kde has multiple desktops.
It's very important which action you want, because although you say you dont want multiple desktops, you dont mind the the sudden switching which is their only difference from simply having a virtual desktop which is set larger than your monitor's visible screen space.
That and not having an app's window straddling the edge between multiple desktops.
It seems you'd be happy with multiple desktops, which is a common feature of linux window managers.
What i want is to be able to deal with large screens
Are you confused with choosing a different resolution?
It may be that he means that a virtual resolution where the actual size of the desktop is wider and/or taller than the monitor display. Sadly, I once tried a version of Caldera's distro (I wish death upon SCO now) and it had this feature.
Sometimes my KDE grows the screen from top to bottom and I have to scroll a little bit to get to the bottom or the top. The way I do it is my clicking and holding down the button to create a "multiple selection box" and pulling it down to the bottom or top of the screen. I'm running SuSE 8.2
Yes, by virtual desktop I mean virtual resolution, where the mouse pushed the viewing screen area around up to the edges. This is done via the X configuration, and I once asked here how to do it too (cant remember now).