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Hello, my problem is with changeing resolutions in X, For normal use I want the resolution 1152x864 because anything higher and my refresh rate would be set at 60 and we all know how annoying that is. I would like to change it to 1280x960 to play certain games (half life gta3 etc..) I can do this manually but I have to go back to runlevel 3 each time I change it. Is there some way for me to change on the fly.
The string "1280x960" does not exist in my config file:
Modes= "1152x864" "1024x768"....
So I can't just use the ctrl + alt +. When I add it in the beginning:
Modes= "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"....
It switches everything to that resolution, if I add it anywhere else:
Modes= "1152x864" "1024x768".... "1280x960"
(with the intention of switching to it when need be (by using the ctrl+alt combo) It displays in 1152x864 but the total size of my screen is 1280x960 in other words I am only seeing an 1152x864 sized square of the 1280x960. When x starts I see the upper left portion of it but I can scroll around. Is there some way to set it so that usually it's at 1152x864 but I can change it when situation calls for?
edit: I forgot to add when I select the 1280x960 option in scenarui 1 in the game it generates the game 1280x960 size but I am still viewing it in 1152x864 in other words similiar to scenario 3. The other two scenario's are unsatisfactory because of the refresh rate (2) and the viewable area (3)