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Old 03-18-2006, 02:43 AM   #1
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Question How to change screen res in KDE ?


hii, How can I change my screen color depth and screen resultion in KDE or any other X windows please?
I am using ARCH linux btw

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Old 03-18-2006, 03:28 AM   #2
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Hi,

I assume you allready tryed to use controlcenter but didnt find the resolution you wanted.

You need to edit your xorg.conf file. In a terminal open it up using nano as your editor.
Code:
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Scroll down to the screensection and change your default depth and/or resolution. Remember how you did it, so you will be able to edit/copy the original file back in case X crashes with the new settings.

Have fun
 
Old 03-18-2006, 05:23 AM   #3
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Hi,

I assume you allready tryed to use controlcenter but didnt find the resolution you wanted.

You need to edit your xorg.conf file. In a terminal open it up using nano as your editor.
Code:
nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
Scroll down to the screensection and change your default depth and/or resolution. Remember how you did it, so you will be able to edit/copy the original file back in case X crashes with the new settings.

Have fun
Yep I know this way too, isn't there a more GUI way? or other program?
I mean, each time to edit the file isn't nice
 
Old 03-18-2006, 02:37 PM   #4
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Startmenu -> Configuration -> Control Center. Click the Hardware tab on the left side of the screen. Click the option called "Change the desktop screen resolution".
 
  


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