Opened 15 years ago

Closed 15 years ago

#444 closed defect (fixed)

Default resolution is way to big.

Reported by: wildintellect Owned by: live-demo@…
Priority: normal Milestone:
Component: OSGeoLive Keywords: Xubuntu, desktop


Not sure if it was intentional but a resolution of 2000+x? was way to big. If we want to ensure the VM is viewable to most people 1024x768 is recommended.

Not sure how this is set in the VM(by hand?), as for the DVD, we should make sure to put it in the grub entry so the default is set there. Obviously if someone has a larger screen they can bump it up, but the majority of the world runs 1024x768.

Change history (7)

comment:1 by camerons, 15 years ago

As I understand it, the vmware tools on the alpha 5 image expand the image to the size of the users display. In building the LiveDVD version I'm not planning to install vmware tools, so the display will be 600x800 (I think).

I agree that we should set the display to 1024x768. Could someone please work out how to do this automatically, and then put in an script.

comment:2 by hamish, 15 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed

done in r2391 (image mode = 3: stretch to fit)

comment:3 by hamish, 15 years ago

Keywords: desktop added
Resolution: fixed
Status: closedreopened

not quite fixed yet, r2391 only works if the attribute already exists.

error is:

Property "/backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style" does not
exist on channel "xfce4-desktop".  If a new property should be
created, use the --create option.


comment:4 by wildintellect, 15 years ago

xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -n /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style
xfconf-query -c xfce4-desktop -p /backdrop/screen0/monitor0/image-style -s 3

Just a guess from reading the man page. Might also need a -t to set the type, not sure what the options are though.

comment:5 by hamish, 15 years ago

applied -n fix in r2433. tell you if it works in a few minutes :)

(type is int by the way, not sure if we need it though)

comment:6 by hamish, 15 years ago

fix trialled (-p still needed after -n; -t int works) and repaired in r2441.


comment:7 by hamish, 15 years ago

Resolution: fixed
Status: reopenedclosed
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