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Old 01-07-2004, 12:55 PM   #1
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resolution


hey guys a stupid newbi question but how do you change the resolution of your monitor under redhat 9 ?
 
Old 01-07-2004, 01:03 PM   #2
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Actually that question is not stupid...believe me I know..took me a week to figure out the simple answer.Anyway.... Run "xf86config" or "xf86config" and follow the on screen instructions.Thats the simplest way....you could always edit your /etc/XF86Config file but thats pretty complicated for a newbie . Remeber to backup your old copy of XF86Config before doing anything with your resolution. Have fun.

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Old 01-07-2004, 01:20 PM   #3
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hehe thanks mate another question i have is ...

i have just insatlled Icewm from rpm with all the files needed but it doesnt show it in the session type how do i use it ???

thanks

running redhat 9
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:32 PM   #4
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hehe thanks mate another question i have is ...

i have just insatlled Icewm from rpm with all the files needed but it doesnt show it in the session type how do i use it ???

thanks

running redhat 9
You asked that question and I answered it here
http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...hreadid=132461
 
Old 01-07-2004, 03:33 PM   #5
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Icewm huh? Cool thats what I use... .What I do is edit my $HOME/.xinitrc file ...
So that it looks like the following...


exec icewm


Then run startx and everything should work. Dont forget to backup your .xinitrc first .

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Old 01-07-2004, 03:55 PM   #6
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Icewm huh? Cool thats what I use... .What I do is edit my $HOME/.xinitrc file ...
So that it looks like the following...


exec icewm


Then run startx and everything should work. Dont forget to backup your .xinitrc first .

To do that you have to switch to runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:21 PM   #7
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Hmmm...didn't know anythign about that....I'll have to check and see if mine is set automatically. Cause it works everytime. I thought maybe it was because I'm always logged in as root. But I checked and it works for a normal user too....Hmmm sorry I thought it was a universal fix.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:24 PM   #8
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Hmmm...didn't know anythign about that....I'll have to check and see if mine is set automatically. Cause it works everytime. I thought maybe it was because I'm always logged in as root. But I checked and it works for a normal user too....Hmmm sorry I thought it was a universal fix.
If you boot to a command line and typing startx you are in runlevel 3. He is booting into graphical mode with gdm which is runlevel 5.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:51 PM   #9
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Ahhhhh....I understand.....His post didn't make that clear.....sorry ppls.My bad.
So how to add sessions....i dont have yabotae clue :/
Sorry.
 
Old 01-07-2004, 04:57 PM   #10
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Create a file with the window managers name in /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions with the following lines

#!/bin/bash
exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession window_manager

For example, to add icewm:

vim /etc/X11/gdm/Sessions/IceWM

and put in it:

#!/bin/bash
exec /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession icewm
 
Old 01-07-2004, 05:05 PM   #11
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Cool....thats pretty simple..Well thanks darthux I'll remeber that...as a matter of fact I'm gonna do it in 10 mins after writing this... Why couldn't i have thought of that?.....

YABOTAE!

WB
 
  


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