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Old 02-15-2011, 09:27 AM   #1
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how to change resolution in kde 2.1.1


Hi all,

I have Redhat 7.0 and kde 2.1.1

I've been looking for a way to change the resolution. I've found many ways to do it, but nothing can fix my problem.

For examples:

1.If you configure your monitor in the KDE Control center under peripherals you may be able to fix this problem.

**There are two items in peripherals, mouse and keyboard. I don't see anything about resolution**


2 Uhm I can simply do it like this in KDE 3.4: right click the desktop, choose "configure desktop", then "display", then choose one of the resolutions in the dropdown menu.

**I see configure desktop, but there is no "display" item**

3. you could change settings in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

**There is no xorg.conf file in that folder**

Please help...
 
Old 02-15-2011, 11:24 AM   #2
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Found this post in the LQ archives:

How to change the screen resolution in Red Hat 7.1 KDE env/

and this from Centos, which is based on RedHat:

Q: Changing Screen Resolution
 
Old 02-15-2011, 11:26 AM   #3
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Is there a good reason you're using Red Hat 7.0, rather than upgrading to a newer distribution?
 
Old 02-15-2011, 11:54 AM   #4
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3. you could change settings in your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file

**There is no xorg.conf file in that folder**
I read a post that said x11/xorg.conf file by default, but can be created.
Darn, just when I thought I was learning linux they changed it.
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:11 PM   #5
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I read a post that said x11/xorg.conf file by default, but can be created.
Darn, just when I thought I was learning linux they changed it.
Distributions used to use the XFree86 implementation of the X server, but most (if not all) have switched to that provided by X.org. I don't really know what the reasoning for this was, but you can probably google to find that out..
 
Old 02-15-2011, 12:15 PM   #6
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Distributions used to use the XFree86 implementation of the X server, but most (if not all) have switched to that provided by X.org. I don't really know what the reasoning for this was, but you can probably google to find that out..
That's not really the problem. X.org software also used a xorg.conf file. It was only recently that Linux distributions started autoconfiguring the graphics during system startup.

The reason that distro developers stopped using XFree86 was related to the license on XFree86.
 
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That's not really the problem. X.org software also used a xorg.conf file.
Wasn't the XFree86 config file called XF86Config, rather than xorg.conf, though? I certainly remember days when that was true..
 
Old 02-16-2011, 09:16 AM   #8
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Wasn't the XFree86 config file called XF86Config, rather than xorg.conf, though? I certainly remember days when that was true..
Yes. The config file had mixed case, then the config utility had the same name but all lower case.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 09:26 AM   #9
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Wasn't the XFree86 config file called XF86Config, rather than xorg.conf, though? I certainly remember days when that was true..
I appreciate you all guys' help.


Nylex, you mean I can run this?

sudo gedit /etc/X11/XF86Config

if I can find the file.
 
Old 02-16-2011, 10:25 AM   #10
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This is it
http://askubuntu.com/questions/4662/...figure-x-there
 
Old 02-16-2011, 11:31 AM   #11
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I have Redhat 7.0 and kde 2.1.1
You didn't answer when someone else, asked so I'm going to ask as well - do you realise that this is horrendously out of date? Red Hat 7.0 went end of life about nine years ago. You will find life a lot easier if you use something that's up to date. The successor to the free Red Hat distro is Fedora. http://fedoraproject.org/
 
Old 02-17-2011, 03:08 AM   #12
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Found this post in the LQ archives:

How to change the screen resolution in Red Hat 7.1 KDE env/

and this from Centos, which is based on RedHat:

Q: Changing Screen Resolution
I appreciate your help, bsdunix
I fixed it.
 
Old 02-17-2011, 03:22 AM   #13
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Is there a good reason you're using Red Hat 7.0, rather than upgrading to a newer distribution?
Our web server has been running a long time. I just don't know how to migrate to latest linux.

let's say, I want to use Centos instead of Redhat. Could I just copy all files and folders from htdocs(redhat) and import database? That's it?

Any other settings or some things I have to concern?

Thank you
 
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Our web server has been running a long time. I just don't know how to migrate to latest linux.

let's say, I want to use Centos instead of Redhat. Could I just copy all files and folders from htdocs(redhat) and import database? That's it?

Any other settings or some things I have to concern?

Thank you
Sorry for the delay in responding. I haven't really had time for LQ recently. I don't know. There are probably other things that have changed quite a bit, in terms of configuration. Maybe have a look for a migration guide online (if there is such a thing), or perhaps post a separate thread for this issue.
 
  


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