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I have just recently installed Slack 10.1 with the default kernel. I ran xorgsetup, and then ran xorgconfig. When it came to the option asking whether I wanted to have a screen larger than mine and so it pans when I move the mouse. I SAID NO. I downloaded and installed the newest Nvidia drivers and edited my xorg.conf accordingly.
Whenever I "startx" X loads but I get a large resolution but the screen pans!!! This is so frustrating. I have ran xorgconfig a couple of more time and said no to the option that I think is in quetion. So I guess that I have to edit it manually but can not find the option.
Basically my question is, what is the option in my xorg.conf that will change the panning large screen to just a non-panning screen? Also how do I choose the default resolution?
You have to find the xorg.conf /etc/X11/xorg.conf and edit it accordingly. You can choose the default resolution in xorgconfig when it comes to choosing the values for colors and resolution. You have modes 1024x768 and 800x600 at 24 bit. You probably chose OK and proceeded. You can change them there, so that the biggest value is the one you want and then proceed. If you have any more questions, ask them here.
I used to get this with the nvidia drivers, but the newer versions don't seem to do it as much as the older ones? anyway, the way I used to force X to stop panning the screen is by adding a virtual line like this:
Modes "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
ViewPort 0 0
Virtual 1024 768 ( or whatever res. you want by default)
yes it always worked very well for me, I'm not sure exactly why this problem occurs. It didn't seem to matter whether I told xorgconfig to enable virtual desktops or not, I always ended up with one. But now with different drivers from nvidia ( I use 6111 ) I no longer get this???