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Old 09-09-2003, 08:52 PM   #1
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starting X from the command line in a specific resolution


Is there a way to start an X server in a specific resolution from the command line without having to edit a config file before hand? Sometimes I would like to run the server in 1280x1024 and other times I would like to run in 1024x768. I am trying to write scripts to automate this process.

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Old 09-09-2003, 10:07 PM   #2
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maybe create a file(s) in /etc/X11 one called 1024 and the other called 1280...so their paths will be respectivly::
/etc/X11/1024
/etc/X11/1280
and the contents of them will be identical as the XF86Config file but only put the mode for what you want....
for /etc/X11/1024::
Modes "1024x768"
for /etc/X11/1280::
Modes "1280x1024"
so then when you want to start up (and i'll give one example) you could type ::
xinit -- :0 -xf86config 1024
to fire up X at 1024x768...
i think that will work, won't hurt to try....although there may be something easier, this is all i can come up with....
and you can always throw that last command in a script just for you can type something simpler...
 
Old 09-09-2003, 11:37 PM   #3
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Hmmm.. this is a good idea. I will try this and see how it works out. Thanks.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 04:28 PM   #4
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Thanks Drozz, that worked like a charm.
 
Old 09-10-2003, 09:27 PM   #5
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try man startx, it also has a command-line switch for it. i frogot what it is, but it's something along the lines like startx --resolution 1280 1024 or soemthing like that :|
 
Old 09-10-2003, 10:25 PM   #6
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sweet d00d, glad to help
 
  


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