Re: Prevent virtual desktop panning
From: Bill Marcum (bmarcum_at_iglou.com.urgent)
Date: Sat, 1 Jan 2005 21:49:38 -0500
On Thu, 30 Dec 2004 09:35:56 -0500, Duke Robillard
> Niklas Ramsberg wrote:
>> On Wed, 29 Dec 2004 15:06:33 -0500, Michael C. wrote:
>>>Niklas Ramsberg <email@example.com> 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.
> Yeah, what's up with that? I love 'which' and half the distros
> don't seem to ship it. (which is a program that searches the
> PATH for the command you give it...like, it finds twm. The
> shell built-in "type" command does a similar thing)
>From the error message, it looks like someone was not typing back quotes
for `which twm`.
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