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Old 09-10-2001, 03:33 PM   #1
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screen resolution


im running red hat 7

whats the easiest way to change the screen resolution?
 
Old 09-10-2001, 03:37 PM   #2
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I'd say that the EASIEST and quickest way is to edit your /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file. I didn't say Nicest... but that's for wimps. Edit that file, and replace the specified resolutions with the ones you want. Actually, safer way is to add the resolutions to the end of the current ones and use Ctrl+Alt+[Plus] to make sure it works. If it does, re-order the res's to make the one you want come first.

I never coulod actaully find a nice way to do that other than going through Xconfigurator.. but then that's NOT nice...
 
Old 09-10-2001, 04:37 PM   #3
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when i was in xconfigurator yesterday i saw the Ctrl-Alt-+ thing, but it doesnt do anything. I was in KDE, is it just a gnome thing?

Ill try to edit theXF86Config-4 file tonight. Hopefully that will work.

Thanx acid_kewpie.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 05:21 PM   #4
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actually, i would run Xconfigurator, Setup, xf86config or even XF86Setup. unless you know what your exactly doing, you can mess it up even more editing the config file by hand. Trust me, i have seen people who know what they were doing, or thought they did, and messed it all up even worse... so i wouldn't say the easiest way but the safest way would take the route above, and not to edit by hand.
 
Old 09-10-2001, 09:01 PM   #5
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When i was in xconfigurator yesterday i saw the Ctrl-Alt-+ thing, but it doesnt do anything. I was in KDE, is it just a gnome thing?
I think works with both, but it only works if you use the +/- keys on the numeric keypad.

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I'll try to edit theXF86Config-4 file tonight. Hopefully that will work.
Also, the CTRL-ALT- +/- switching won't work until you specify more than one resolution in XF86Config-4.
 
Old 09-11-2001, 03:13 PM   #6
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Thanx for the help ppl. I ended up using xconfigurator. and in 2 tries and a bit of luck I got it workin.

Again Thanks All
 
  


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