[avadon] Changing graphics mode in Linux version

Weeble clockworksaint at gmail.com
Tue Apr 3 04:09:58 EDT 2012

> > Is there any command-line parameter that can be added to change the
> > screen resolution, or (even better :-) to run it in a window?
> Resolution and windowed mode can be set in
> $HOME/.local/share/Avadon/Avadon.ini

I've used this, but I have a slight problem whichever way I edit it:

1. When I use full-screen mode, I can't switch out of Avadon to other
applications. I need to save and close Avadon to use another program.
2. When I don't use full-screen mode, it doesn't seem to respect the
resolution setting. My laptop screen is 1280 x 800, but the window
seems a fair bit smaller than this, perhaps only 80% of the screen
width, and isn't resizable. This can make scrolling around quite
difficult, as it's easy to overshoot the window edge with the mouse.

Are these behaviours expected, and is there any way to change them? I
use a tiling window manager (xmonad), and some programs do get a bit
confused by these. I also use focus-follows-mouse, if that's relevant.
If these behaviours aren't expected I'll look into it further and
provide more complete system specs, but I'd rather not spend too much
time on it if the answer is "as intended".

Depending on how Avadon creates its fullscreen window, I might be able
to work around this by starting a second X session, then switching
virtual terminals instead of switching workspaces. I'll report back if
I have any luck with this.

Thanks for porting Avadon. It's great to have a native Linux version!



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