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Re: [kde] non-themed kdm greeter text needs to be bigger

Felix Miata posted on Sun, 20 Jul 2014 22:50:27 -0400 as excerpted:

> The way I remember it, since I've not tried in a long time, is that 
including a display subsection is totally pointless when the driver in
> use is KMS,  meaning FOSS, for intel, nouveau & radeon. Since KMS went
> mainstream, I have  had display subsections configured only for legacy
> intel (810), r128, mga and  sis gfxchips, all of which see little
> uptime here any more. For those old  chips virtual still works, but
> with KMS, panning since server 1.10.3 or whatever was latest when
> https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=39949 
> was filed only works via xrandr, hence the quoted bug report.

Thanks.  That's very possibly what I ended up doing here too, because as
I said I don't quite remember whether I ended up having to use xrandr
or whether I got the display subsection stuff working.  Tho whichever I 
used I did get the big virtual desktop working, but of course that was on 
a full kde session since I do a CLI login and then startx.

If I were to guess what might be necessary to get *dm working that way 
with xrandr as well, obviously before login, I'd guess the script would 
have to run as root, probably using the $DISPLAY variable to point at the 
appropriate VT to apply the xrandr commands to.

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