I am using a Samsung n150 netbook with a 10.1 inch screen and it has a maximum screen resolution of
1024x600. I am running Ubuntu 10.04 LTS and want to enable screen panning for a larger virtual display; so that the screen seen is a subset of the larger display that can be navigated via the mouse. I believe that the virtual screen size of
1024x800 would suite my purposes, but anything with at least larger y-axis would be suitable.
There is the
Panning-viewport instructions link, which recommends this command:
xrandr --output VGA1 --rate 60 --mode 800x600 --fb 1280x1024 --panning 1280x1024
I have modified the command to suite my situation:
xrandr --output LVDS1 --rate 60 --mode 1024x600 --fb 1280x1024 --panning 1280x1024
The terminal then prints
xrandr: cannot find mode 1024X600, and this was the same even with mode 800X600. I tried using
--output VGA1 as well.
xrandr -q gives (briefly):
LVDS1 connected 1024x600+0+0 1024x600 60.0*+ 800x600 60.3
xrandr --newmode 1024x600 as well but no changes happened trying again. I have read the man pages and wiki randr page,link2,link3,link4 on using randr which discuss randr. I cannot understand the command and how to work with it. Even though there is only an
fb and the
panning option, I cannot figure out what they are doing and how to set them up for panning on my system.
Is there a simple modification of the terminal line I am using to fix the problems of setting up
panning or some mode addition include via
--newmode that should be made?