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Re: [opensuse] "X" config
  • From: Ken Schneider - openSUSE <suse-list3@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 24 Jan 2014 16:54:49 -0500
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On 01/24/2014 10:27 AM, Anton Aylward pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
On 01/24/2014 10:01 AM, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:
On 01/24/2014 07:22 AM, Anton Aylward pecked at the keyboard and wrote:
On 01/24/2014 12:30 AM, Michael Hamilton wrote:
On Fri, 24 Jan 2014, Ken Schneider - openSUSE wrote:

I think there used to be a way to do this with a GUI tool, but I have
not needed
to do so in many years.

Perhaps take a look at the man page for xrandr

IIR xrandr and its DM variants only offer a choice based on what the X
server autoconfigures or what is defined in the

Ken, this late model way of setting the xserver is much nicer than the
old single file method. You only have to specify what you need to
'override' rather than write a complete config file.

I'm sure it is but not knowing what to change and where to change it can
be daunting for the uninformed. Can you point people to documentation
for changing the settings?

Man xorg.conf perhaps?

$ apropos xorg.conf
xorg.conf (5) - configuration files for Xorg X server
xorg.conf.d (5) - configuration files for Xorg X server

Try playing with the Virtual and Viewport options in "Section Screen"
"SubSection Display".


Doens't your display have some kind of 'auto' or a manual 'shift'?

For the DisplaySize would I add a line under "Monitor" like this?

Option DisplaySize 380 215

This is exactly where man pages suck, no examples to go by. What is the saying?, "a picture is worth a thousand words".

Ken Schneider
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