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Old 07-29-2003, 06:32 PM   #1
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Question KDE 'virtual desktop' not 'multiple desktops'


Ok Last time i used redhat was back around 7.0-7.3 I wazs able to have 1 large workspace devided into 4 parts that were connected at the edges.

I would like the same behavior using RH9 and KDE. how do i go about that. I am pretty scared to mess with X too much, i tend to break it .

I have searched KDE docs some and Google and Teoma quite a bit. even asked some BSDers at word. They told me BSD did it just fine /joke/.

Could anyone please help me with this? I am pretty sure it can be done.

Fred.
 
Old 07-29-2003, 08:55 PM   #2
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*bump*
 
Old 07-30-2003, 02:48 PM   #3
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I am sure someone out there knows how to do this.
I really want this configuration!
 
Old 07-30-2003, 03:25 PM   #4
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Do you still have your old Red Hat? Try looking at the settings for kpager in your old and new Red Hats.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 09:25 AM   #5
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nope that is dust ages ago. does'nt look like anyone does this anymore.

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Old 07-31-2003, 01:32 PM   #6
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You can get that with IceWM and Enlightenment.

Don't dabble too much in KDE, myself.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 01:48 PM   #7
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Do you want the screen to move with the mouse as you push an edge?
Or to flip to the next screen's worth?

The first is virtual desktops and happens if you alter your X config, the second is a common feature of window managers.
 
Old 07-31-2003, 08:11 PM   #8
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shade---
ok i feel pretty confadant about RTFM for most things but....
how do i go about exchanging kdm from enlightenmant. and from your answer i guess kdm cant do what i want.


Proud---
dont really care how the changing of desktops happens. click, mouse bump, or other method. What i want is to be able to deal with large screens if i need/want to.
 
Old 08-01-2003, 02:05 PM   #9
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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.
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What i want is to be able to deal with large screens
Are you confused with choosing a different resolution?

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Old 08-01-2003, 04:09 PM   #10
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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
 
Old 08-01-2003, 04:16 PM   #11
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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).
 
Old 08-01-2003, 06:17 PM   #12
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AHA! CTRL-ALT-Num+ and CTRL-ALT-Num- allows you to do just that. I liked it once when I had smaller screens, now I seem to get by with a static screen. Num (Numeric Keypad).
 
Old 08-02-2003, 01:34 PM   #13
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Hmmm those keystrokes do absolutely nothing for me. Does something need to changed in XF86Config for this to work?
 
Old 08-02-2003, 07:53 PM   #14
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did nothing for me either. /shrug
 
Old 08-03-2003, 08:36 AM   #15
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On SuSE 8.2, it has setup multiple modelines in /etc/X11/XF86config, in Mandrake 9.1, it has just one modeline uncommented, so I see exactly what you are seeing on Mandrake. It looks like you need some other lines uncommented. On my SuSE box .............
Section "Modes"
Identifier "Modes[0]"
Modeline "1280x1024" 119.28 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1035 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 136.31 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1036 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 153.35 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1039 1070
Modeline "1280x1024" 159.74 1280 1296 1552 1736 1024 1024 1039 1070
Modeline "1024x768" 71.39 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 776 802
Modeline "1024x768" 81.59 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 777 802
Modeline "1024x768" 91.79 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 778 802
Modeline "1024x768" 101.99 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 783 802
Modeline "1024x768" 112.19 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 783 802
Modeline "1024x768" 127.49 1024 1040 1216 1400 768 768 783 802
Modeline "800x600" 43.68 800 816 928 1072 600 600 606 626
Modeline "800x600" 49.92 800 816 928 1072 600 600 607 626
Modeline "800x600" 56.16 800 816 928 1072 600 600 608 626
Modeline "800x600" 62.40 800 816 928 1112 600 600 615 626
Modeline "800x600" 68.64 800 816 928 1112 600 600 615 626
Modeline "800x600" 74.88 800 816 928 1112 600 600 615 626
Modeline "800x600" 81.12 800 816 928 1112 600 600 615 626
Modeline "800x600" 87.36 800 816 928 1112 600 600 615 626
Modeline "640x480" 27.96 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 31.95 640 656 720 864 480 480 485 501
Modeline "640x480" 35.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 486 501
Modeline "640x480" 39.94 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 43.93 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 47.92 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 51.92 640 656 720 864 480 480 491 501
Modeline "640x480" 55.91 640 656 720 904 480 480 491 501
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