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Old 07-20-2003, 05:32 PM   #1
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Resolution


How do I change my resolution in X? I don't know what it is at now, but everything is huge! I can deal with 256 colors, but not 800X600! (It may even be bigger than that)
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:51 PM   #2
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Hi!!!

Try pressing the following keys together:

ctrl, alt, + (from your numeric pad)
or
ctrl, alt, - (from your numeric pad)

It's quite often that I press those keys by mistake. They should switch between your screen resolutions...
 
Old 07-20-2003, 05:53 PM   #3
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Which Distro is this for?
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:03 PM   #4
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I think it is a standard keybinding, however it works just fine in GNOME for me.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:04 PM   #5
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BlackBox here Works fine too. I think BlackMage is right
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:09 PM   #6
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I'm using Redhat and GNOME, and it won't work.
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:18 PM   #7
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Ok. Then try going to:

/etc/X11

There, open the file XF86config. Somewhere down the file should be "Section Screen".

There you will see Dept and Modes under the Subsection "Display". Play around with the values and see if it works. If does not, report it here you graphics card type too.... If you have a nvidia card, you might need to change also under Section "Device" there...
 
Old 07-20-2003, 06:28 PM   #8
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I've gone into the file, and under my server, it has several resolutions for different depths. None are selected as default, but obviously one is being used. They go in descending order from highest to lowest.

I can only edit this file if i'm in root right?

Well, that will have to wait then.

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