Re: Prevent virtual desktop panning

From: Niklas Ramsberg (
Date: 12/30/04

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    On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 15:06:33 -0500, Michael C. wrote:

    > On 29 Dec 2004 08:03:29 GMT,
    > Niklas Ramsberg <> wrote:
    >> Is there a way to prevent the virtual desktop from panning when I move
    >> the mouse pointer out of the current view area? It gets very annoying
    >> when playing Starcraft in a 640x480 window with the visible screen set
    >> to the same resolution (the virtual desktop is at 1400x1280 IIRC). As
    >> soon as I happen to move the mouse outside the visible screen, the the
    >> window with Starcraft scrolls out of view.
    > As long as you know what command you need to issue to start the game, do
    > a Ctrl+Alt+F1, log in, and startx `which twm` -- :1, start an xterm, and
    > issue the required command. You should be able to switch between the
    > two screens with Ctrl+Alt+F7/F8.

    X starts (I get the Nvidia splash screen) but then it exits with :

    /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm: bad command line option "which"

    and lists all command line options for xterm.

    Niklas Ramsberg
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