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Old 03-31-2003, 12:10 PM   #1
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Question Virtual (not multiple) desktops in KDE or Enlightenment


I want to know if KDE can have a virtual desktop larger than the screen size, so that you have to move the monitor around to be able to see the whole desktop?

No matter how large I set the resolution I still cant get the feel than the screen is big, so I think having it larger than my monitor (17") seems to be able to view at once would be the ticket

Failing that, could someone help me use Enlightenment as my WM/DE, I've compiled it but cant add/pick it to/from my login screen, and Mandrake doesnt use the common .Xsession or .Xinitrc files it seems
 
Old 03-31-2003, 12:53 PM   #2
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Yes, press ctrl+alt+minus
 
Old 03-31-2003, 01:48 PM   #3
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Ah ha, I gather this is a feature of XFree86 4, and the various settings are stored in /etc/X11/XF86Config and XF86Config-4. Thanks
How exactly do I edit them so that the default (for my user) is only slightly larger than the monitor size?

As that was rather easy, how about setting up Enlightenment too?
 
Old 03-31-2003, 02:02 PM   #4
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If you've properly compiled Enlightenment, you can add it to your log-in screen like this:
Look in your /etc/X11/wmsession.d directory.
There should be some files called 01KDE, 02GNOME, etc. All you have to do is create a new one called ??Enlightenment (where ?? is a new number).
The contents of this file should be something like:

NAME=Enlightenment
DESC=The enlightenment window manager
EXEC=/usr/X11R6/bin/enlightenment
SCRIPT:
exec /usr/X11R6/bin/enlightenment


I'd recommend Enlightenment. I love the virtual desktop thing!

Hope this helps
 
Old 03-31-2003, 02:06 PM   #5
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Properly compiled?
I move to rename "Enlightenment" to "Got depencancy issues?" because it's had the most I've seen so far, and I've compiled quite a lot now! Cursed image formats...

I'll try that asap, thanks
 
Old 03-31-2003, 02:15 PM   #6
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I couldn't possibly imagine why you'd want this as the default?

When it happens to me by mistake (say on an LCD display) I say "crud, I've got to reduce my resolution".
 
Old 03-31-2003, 03:11 PM   #7
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Cool Proud, tell us if it worked or not.
 
Old 04-02-2003, 04:18 PM   #8
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Well, I seem to have set the wrong install path when compiling from source, as it went into /usr/local/enlightenment but once I su, make uninstalled that I found the Mdk rpm on my 9.0 cds and the new install seems to have ended up in /usr/X11R6 and works fine.

I think I'll stick to Enlightenment rather than feck with my Xserver default resolution settings, thanks guys!

KDE is looking sweet and fast too, with an blue 'FusionX Aqua' style
Shame the 'bluesteel' theme in Enlightenment has a few errors for me atm.
 
  


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