[winswitch] issue with forwarding x to a lower res monitor from a virtual Xvfb

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue Nov 17 07:02:07 GMT 2015

On 16/11/15 23:51, Zenny wrote:
> On 11/16/15, Antoine Martin <antoine at nagafix.co.uk> wrote:
>>>> If you are certain that you will only need a single resolution, then you
>>>> could also use a customized xorg.conf
>>>> The "desktop-scaling" option in 0.16 looks easier to me than either of
>>>> those options.
>>> any man pages about desktop-scaling?
>> Can you please check before asking?
>> man xpra
>> And also here (the second link on the wiki):
>> http://xpra.org/manual.html
> Sorry I skipped the part in the man-page. Still I could not figure out
> the sync-xvfb part in the man pages.
> After reading the --desktop-scaling part, the parameter allows to
> control the server's x resolution on the fly.
> But I am trying to do the other way round. The server's virtual X
> remains at the 4K resolution while the client's varies according to
> the physical screen attached.
If you know your client's resolution before you connect, you can 
calculate the ratio which will give you 4k on the server.
It just won't handle monitor hotplugging.

> Thanks again,
> /z
>> Antoine

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