Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

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DrHu
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Re: Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

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keithdw wrote:I'm running Mint 7 on my Acer Aspire One netbook and am loving it.
Also an option, right-click Gnome panel>Add to panel>{Window List, Windows Selector, Workplace Switcher} your choice

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1060579
http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=816825
--whether it works well or not will also depend on the graphics performance of that model of netbook ?
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Re: Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

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Forgive a green newcomer posting but there is a way - I have just tested it on my Asus EeePC with its native 1024 by 600 display - either opening a terminal window or adding commands into the Menu with launcher the following work for me:

for a panned 1024 by 768 display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x768 --scale 1.0x1.0

for a squashed 1024 by 768 display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x768 --scale 1.0x1.28

to return to a normal display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x600 --scale 1.0x1.0

I am grateful to the following post from which this information comes:

http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=20634
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Re: Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

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doubledodge wrote:Forgive a green newcomer posting but there is a way - I have just tested it on my Asus EeePC with its native 1024 by 600 display - either opening a terminal window or adding commands into the Menu with launcher the following work for me:
for a panned 1024 by 768 display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x768 --scale 1.0x1.0
for a squashed 1024 by 768 display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x768 --scale 1.0x1.28
to return to a normal display enter
xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x600 --scale 1.0x1.0
I am grateful to the following post from which this information comes:
http://crunchbang.org/forums/viewtopic.php?id=20634
THANK YOU SO MUCH! Talk about great timing! I set out today to finally replace winXP on that netbook (eeePC1000HE). I had linux on there before, but restored XP precisely to get the 1024x768 virtual mode working.

What version of Mint is best (lightest on resources) for the old eeePCs?
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Re: Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

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I own exactly the same model, running Debian since the beginning, now Wheezy and MATE 1.8. I tested LM17 Mate started from a bootable usb stick. Either OS run fine. However I put 2GB of RAM as soon as I had the machine and a low-cost 60GB Kingston SSD last year. The sluggish onboard 4200rpm HDD was the main performance killer for this computer, considering the modest CPU it has. I mainly use this netbook for business, pentesting and network related tasks.
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Re: Create a virtual high resolution display on netbook

Post by Peter_Kuykendall »

Thank you so much! I had a problem using Network Manager to set up a connection on my netbook. NM's dialog window is too tall for the screen, not scrollable, so I could not see the buttons at the bottom. Your " xrandr --output LVDS1 --mode 1024x600 --panning 1024x768 --scale 1.0x1.0" solution worked perfectly. :D
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