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newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Marc,

I've upgraded to Fedora 17 and for some reason when I run newrez I simply end up with a black screen. I retained the original home area, so I'm guessing there may be a conflict somewhere. What do I need to remove in order to make my system think newrez is being run for the first time?

Thanks,
Mark - Jun 16 2012
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Double clicked I'm afraid. Since I've resolved dependancies I cannot test it again (unless I remove tigervnc).
Cheers,
Mark - Jan 02 2012
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Hi Marc,

The dependency check does not echo anything on the screen to me, but I installed tigervnc and tigervnc-server anyway. Vinagre was already installed.

I followed guidance on the following url to configure the vncserver:
http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/linux/ConfiguringVncServerOnLinux.php

Once the password was set up then I was able to run your script successfully. It not elegant but it's a workaround that works. Interestingly the remote desktop appeared to be gnome 2 rather than gnome 3.

Thanks Mark - Jan 02 2012
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Hi Marc41.

Happy New Year!

Just tried the vnc server approach on Fedora 16, but get an error message saying:
Connection to host localhost::5999 was closed.
I wasn't too sure how to configure the vnc server. I installed x11vnc and set up a password file - but this is not located in the .vnc directory. I also opened the port on the firewall in case this was causing a problem.
Given that you use Fedora too, can you explain how to set the the vnc server in more detail?

Thanks,
Mark - Jan 01 2012
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Hi Marc,

Yes that's exactly the issue with Ubuntu 11.10 Beta.

regards,
Mark
- Sep 17 2011
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

When I first went from Ubuntu 10.10 to 11.04 was when I had the issue of black rectangles / blind spots. Recent updates to 11.04 must have resolved the situation.

However, I've just 'upgraded' to 11.10 Beta and while I don't have black rectangles to the right and bottom of the screen, I'm unable to move the mouse into this area as reported by another user. Hopefully the full release should resolve this - Sep 17 2011
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Don't bother using the panning bit in your code, I just tried an old launcher created with Newrez last year and that works with Ubuntu 11.04. I guess the good folks in Ubuntu added some patches to Unity during the year while I haven't bothered trying newrez.

Anyway its working now. No blind spots (black rectangles). Using Ubuntu 11.04 on Samsung Netbook N140.

Cheers,Mark - Sep 09 2011
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Hi Marc,
I've worked out how to stop the 'blind spots' that appeared when Ubuntu brought in Unity. I looked at the saved outputs from Xrandr and added this to the code the Newrez put in the launchers:

#!/bin/sh
xrandr --fb 1280x750 --output LVDS1 --scale 1.25x1.25 --panning 1280x750 --pos 0x0 --rotate normal --output VGA1 --off

I put this in a shell script which works perfectly.
Cheers,
Mark

- Sep 08 2011
newrez - Increase Screen Rez For Netbook

Nautilus Scripts by marc41 146 comments

Newrez worked perfectly on my samsungN140 running Ubuntu 10.10. However, I've 'upgraded' to 11.04 which uses unity. If I use one of the Newrez scripts to scale the screen, I end up with a black bar at the top of the screen and a black bar at the right hand side. Any ideas on how to overcome this? Is there some sort of screen refresh command that will resolve this?

Cheers,
Mark - Jun 21 2011
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