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Old 03-09-2010, 06:06 AM   #1
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How could I set screen resolution without root password


How could I set screen resolution without root password. I try to change the resolution since the default resolution setting is only 800x600.
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:08 AM   #2
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In what? Distro? Environemnt? WM? etcetera, etcetera

(There is not enough information to go on there)
 
Old 03-09-2010, 06:13 AM   #3
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xrandr

casualzone

Have a look at this ----> xrandr

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Old 03-09-2010, 07:30 AM   #4
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uname -r
2.6.9-55.EL
 
Old 03-09-2010, 07:39 AM   #5
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So you're using a very old version of RHEL... Still not enough information but hey, you're using RHEL, ask Red Hat, thats what you're paying them for.

Seriously though... very old.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 12:36 AM   #6
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casualzone

Did you try out xrandr command ?

It didn't ask for password on my computer !!
 
Old 03-10-2010, 12:47 AM   #7
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I am new to this xrandr.
I type xrandr in the terminal. It showed
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0".

could u show example of using this command?
 
Old 03-10-2010, 12:48 AM   #8
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yeah, it is old RHEL. what to do? I got to use it since I am not the admin, no power of changing.
Just a normal user
 
Old 03-10-2010, 01:20 AM   #9
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Quote:
Originally Posted by casualzone
I am new to this xrandr.
I type xrandr in the terminal. It showed
Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":1.0".

could u show example of using this command?
Read this w.r.t xrandr : http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/Xorg_RandR_1.2

Now I too think all this is happening because of your old RHEL.

Any way see if you can make some sense out of the following threads:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=963878
and
http://www.mail-archive.com/xorg@lis.../msg08476.html
and
http://groups.google.com/group/comp....48702ac4fb8c70


P.S.
Can't you mail and request your administrator for changing the resolution ?

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Old 03-10-2010, 06:11 AM   #10
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thanks for your swift response

i manage to use xrandr -s 0
indeed very useful!!

another choice i have is to use vncserver... i can set the resolution i want to
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:19 AM   #11
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Quote:
Originally Posted by casualzone
thanks for your swift response

i manage to use xrandr -s 0
indeed very useful!!

another choice i have is to use vncserver... i can set the resolution i want to
I am happy it worked for you

You should mark this thread SOLVED if you think your problem is solved.
 
Old 03-10-2010, 06:32 AM   #12
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A little explanation
If you run
$xrandr
You get similiar to
Code:
Screen 0: minimum 320 x 200, current 800 x 600, maximum 1280 x 1280
VGA connected 800x600+0+0 (normal left inverted right x axis y axis) 376mm x 301mm
   1280x1024      60.0 +   75.0  
   1280x960       59.9  
   1152x864       75.0     74.8  
   1024x768       75.1     70.1     60.0  
   832x624        74.6  
   800x600        72.2*    75.0     60.3     56.2  
   640x480        75.0     72.8     66.7     60.0  
   720x400        70.1
* item is current.
It is list of resolutions you can set.
Now you can change by using
$xrandr -s Index
index is number where first line is 0 then 1 & so on.
OR
$xrandr -s widthxheight
Hope it helps.
 
Old 03-11-2010, 01:06 AM   #13
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ok. Marked as solved.
I did not know got such feature to mark solved...
thanks for informing..
 
  


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