Changing Refresh Rate and Screen Resolution under Solaris 10
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Originally posted by jlliagre Run kdmconfig from outside the graphic environment.
Better to have the network set too, and a remote telnet session open, that would allows you to take control of the system should things go wrong.
Thanks I managed to set the Xsun but not Xorg since the /etc/X11/bin directory does not exist. Solaris is now set at a higher resolution but I cannot change the resolution yet.
When I right click and select 'Change Desktop Resolution' under gnome I get the following error:
"The XServer does not support the XRandR extention. Runtime resolution changes to the display size are not available."
Why is that?
I'm brand new at Solaris, having just installed Solaris 10 (free version) in a VM. I read this thread about changing the screen size/resolution (current screen size is > monitor size), but being brand new I don't know how to "run kdmconfig from outside the graphical environment".
How do you boot into text mode or exit X? Does Solaris support runlevels or something similar to Linux?
pass the "-s" option (single user mode) to the boot command or run
init 6 (beware that this command will reboot your machine)
Run "dtconfig -e" when done.
or exit X?
svcadm disable -t cde-login
Choose text console session in from the session menu in the graphical login screen.
Does Solaris support runlevels or something similar to Linux?
Sure. They are however being obsoleted starting from Solaris 10 and replaced by service milestones. Moreover, there isn't a runlevel/milestone dedicated to running the graphic environment unlike many Linux distributions provide.
Thanks for all the info. This install was using Xorg but I had trouble trying to reconfigure it (says it couldn't find the commands referred to in the earlier posts), so I switched over to SunX and that seemed ok. I could change the screen size, etc., without problem.