Re: Change virtual desktop size in Fedora 14

On Thu, 17 Feb 2011 09:42:41 -0600, Robert Heller wrote:

At 17 Feb 2011 14:39:07 GMT General Schvantzkoph
<schvantzkoph@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

Is there a way to create a virtual desktop that's larger than the
screen size in F14?

I'm using a netbook with an inadequate screen, 1024x600. Some important
dialogs, print for example, can't fit on the screen. A virtual desktop
would get around this limitation.

Edit /etc/X11/xorg.conf. In the Screen section you can set the Virtual

man xorg.conf

xorg.conf no longer exists in Fedora 14 and hasn't for quite a while, a
couple of years or three, IIRC. Some other distros have ceased using it,
too. When X starts, the hardware is read and a config file is created on
the fly stored only in RAM, that "dies" when the system is shutdown.
This method can have problems and so . . . .

An xorg.conf can be created by rerunning as root in a terminal the
Xserver with the "configure" option: Xorg -configure. This will create
an editable xorg.conf file in /etc/X11/.

man Xorg