Xrandr and Nouveau

Harry Putnam reader at newsguy.com
Sat Oct 15 07:02:30 PDT 2011

Krzysztof Halasa <khc at pm.waw.pl> writes:

> Harry Putnam <reader at newsguy.com> writes:
>>  xrandr --output DVI-I-1  --mode 1440x900 --panning 1680x1050
>> Appear to grow the screen real estate quite dramatically, as judged by
>> a portrait image I use for background, growing quite noticeably and
>> the panel KDE had at the bottom of my viewing area is moved down out
>> of site.
>> Apps that happen to be running are shifted to the right several inches
>> it appears.
>> But the mouse cannot pan out into the larger size.  It appears to
>> still honor the original screen borders.
> It may be another manifestation of the mouse "boundary" aka "border"
> patch. While I don't know if the bug is (still?) present in X.Org
> sources, e.g. Fedora 15 ships the X server 1.10.4 with the (buggy)
> patch added.
> A year old Fedora bug report is here:
> https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=655212

May I ask if you personally use a large panning desktop?

Thanks for your input.  It appears this bug has not gained much
attention but for your information; An announcement was recently
posted on an Xorg list and I asked that developer about this problem. 

His response was somewhat encouraging... if you are interested see the
thread on `gmane.comp.freedesktop.xorg' beginning with this subject and

 Subject: xorg-server (1.11.2R C1)
 Message-ID: <70678E1B-DC37-4A6A-8B35-712A0B10F52C at freedesktop.org>

Or see the thread on gmane online.


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