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Trying to fit 1024x768 VMWare viewport into 1024x600's netbooks display.

Neither the options of allowing VMWare to scale the picture or to set a mythical resolution like 1003x533 for guest, nor using VMWare's window scrollbars are appreciated.

Instead, a no-scrollbars window of 1100x768 and a virtual resolution of ~1280x800 is wanted; X scrolling worked fine for me years ago.

gtf generates a physical bounds for display; how to set a software bounds for a screen?

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In short, a decent version of xrandr (xrandr 1.3) is required , and the tune to xorg.conf may look like:

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Screen0"
Device     "Card0"
Monitor    "Monitor0"
    SubSection "Display"
    Viewport   0 0
    Modes "1280x1024"
    Depth   24 
    Virtual 1280 1024

So it is needed to extremely upgrade my favorite Slax. I did a gentoo install onto this machine, but still didn't applied this tweak+xmonad layout hack to display dzen2 somewhere below the bottom line; 1024x900 (?) mode for my netbook would be generated with GTF.

If you need this expanded NOW! - comment.

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Cool! I did it but how to do it as default screen resolution? I'm using Slax... – kokbira Apr 12 '12 at 2:28
@kokbira, I've been playing with Slax alot.. you have two ways. 1) make a module which contains xorg.conf at proper path and put it to base/ directory - this will affect even 'boot to RAM' fresh configuration 2) if you have changes written to disk, just edit the config, Slax should not overwrite it – kagali-san Apr 14 '12 at 20:36
@kokbira, I've found even better thing to do, try this: xrandr --output LVDS1 --rotate normal --scale 1.41x1.41 and get a software resolution scaling (not to mention that VMWare had its own software scaler which allowed me to fit a whole QXGA VM to netbook's screen first). – kagali-san Apr 14 '12 at 20:37
interesting, @kagali-san! i'll test these days. thanks – kokbira Apr 18 '12 at 5:14

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