newrez Changelog

New in version 1.1

December 20th, 2013
  • Fixed issue when returning to "default" resolution, where mouse was not confined to screen edges.

New in version 0.9 (January 7th, 2013)

  • 0.9 is a rewrite, and avoids the problems of a confined mouse by defining new resolutions to the VGA output, then scaling for display on the LCD. It's been tested in gnome2 and gnome3 as well as the MATE and Cinnamon desktops.

New in version 0.8 (January 2nd, 2012)

  • Newrez 0.8 is not actually an update. When you unpack this version, you will also get a script "newrez-v" which is an entirely different approach. For those who cannot run newrez due to driver issues, or because the latest Xrandr package traps the mouse in a small rectangle (like my system), here is a solution while we wait for these things to get fixed!
  • Newrez-v is a VERY simple work-around. Instead of creating a larger display in a framnebuffer and displaying a scaled version, newrez-v starts a vncserver at a higher resolution and then starts a vncviewer in scaled mode. Not as elegant, not as fast, but will work on ALL systems.
  • At this "release" (call it 0.000001) it must be run from a command line, as a regular user. Edit the line that begins "vncserver" to change resolution.

New in version 0.7 (November 22nd, 2010)

  • Much more thorough testing to ensure proper versions of xrandr and gnome-panel-add

New in version 0.5 (November 12th, 2010)

  • If something goes wrong, the message will be displayed. if successful, a launcher icon can be created automatically.

New in version 0.4 (November 11th, 2010)

  • Improved (fixed) parsing when multiple monitors are detected.