Re: [dev] wmii display size issue

From: Benjamin Cathey <>
Date: Sat, 11 Sep 2010 09:06:53 -0400


Here is the output:

Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 1050 x 1680, maximum 4096 x 4096
VGA1 connected 1050x1680+0+0 left (normal left inverted right x axis y
axis) 473mm x 296mm
    1680x1050 60.0*+
    1600x1000 60.0
    1280x1024 75.0
    1440x900 59.9
    1280x960 60.0
    1152x864 75.0
    1152x720 60.0
    1024x768 75.1 60.0
    832x624 74.6
    800x600 75.0 60.3
    640x480 75.0 60.0
    720x400 70.1
LVDS1 connected (normal left inverted right x axis y axis)
    1024x600 60.0 +
    640x480 59.9

As you can see, the current screen is 1050x1680 (it's a vertically
oriented wide-screen). As I mentioned, the wmii window is in the upper
left corner and is only taking up 1024x600 (the laptop screens
resolution). The rest of the space is available to the mouse and the
wmii menus brought up by alt-p and alt-a display at the very bottom of
the monitor rather than the bottom of the box in the upper left.


On 09/10/2010 05:43 PM, Kris Maglione wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 10, 2010 at 11:48:28AM -0400, Benjamin Cathey wrote:
>> I setup a secondary monitor to be used as my only display and have
>> things almost completely worked out. Using 'xrandr' I have the
>> external display on with the correct resolution and the laptop display
>> turned off when I go into X (xrandr executes prior to wmii executing).
>> However wmii's active display appears in the upper left as a box that
>> is the size of the laptop display (rather than expanding to take up
>> the entire screen).
>> Using the menu (via alt-p) displays the program selection list at the
>> very bottom of the screen (outside of the little wmii window in the
>> upper left).
>> How can I force wmii to start using the entire resolution of the screen?
> Can you post the output or `xrandr -q`
> Thanks,
Received on Sat Sep 11 2010 - 15:06:53 CEST

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