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Old 04-30-2003, 05:17 PM   #1
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Desktop Resolution Change?


This isn't a terribly newbish situation, but the question is still pretty basic. I am running multiple VNC servers on my RH8.0 box for me and my friends to connect to remotely. Each user has a separate VNC server, and thus separate desktop environment to connect to. All of these are running GNOME, as I don't have any other desktop environment package installed. The default resolution for GNOME on my computer is 1024X768. I don't know how this ended up being set, but that's how it is currently.


WHAT I WANT:

I want the different users to be able to run their VNC servers at different resolutions.


POSSIBLE WAYS TO DO IT:

1) Perhaps an argument in the ~/.vnc/xstartup file which currently contains the following line for each user:

exec gnome-session

2) Any other setup file for GNOME for each particular user in their home directory?

3) Maybe a setup file for VNC that I'm not aware of or a setting in a file that I haven't seen yet.


Perhaps this is a stupid question, but I can't seem to figure it out.
 
Old 04-30-2003, 06:16 PM   #2
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Hmm, there should be a resolution switcher applet in the System Preferences menu, not sure how that works with VNC though.
 
Old 05-01-2003, 04:17 PM   #3
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There are a couple of problems with that...

1) You have to reboot to change the resolution that way

2) I tried it, and it still didn't change the VNC resolution.

I'm almost positive there is a way to change the resolution in some sort of VNC setting, but I can't figure out where it is... ideas?
 
Old 05-01-2003, 04:21 PM   #4
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I wish i could help...

Last edited by abc249; 05-01-2003 at 04:22 PM.
 
Old 05-01-2003, 04:31 PM   #5
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Actually you only need to restart X, ie log out and back in again.

In RH9 this is dynamic (no need to log out/in)
 
  


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