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Old 11-25-2001, 12:39 PM   #1
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XWindow Resolution in RedHat 7.2


Hello

Though this is my 6th year I am working with linux (for both server and personal computer) I have not been successful in changing screen modes when I am inside XWindow. I have done this by running X setup again and ...

Would someone please tell me how can I do this (Shortcut keys? Although I remember I have tried shortcuts but it has not worked)

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Old 11-25-2001, 06:55 PM   #2
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ctrl_alt_+ and ctrl_alt_- change the screen, but you have to have more than one screen setup in XF86Config for it to do anything meaningful.

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Old 11-26-2001, 10:40 AM   #3
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ctrl_alt_+ and ctrl_alt_- change the screen, but you have to have more than one screen setup in XF86Config for it to do anything meaningful.

For the longest time I was so confused by that, because I thought I _was_ hitting ctrl_alt_+, etc. Of course, then I realized that the ones on the keypad are the only ones that are really + and -... turns out I was actually hitting - and = (but that "-" doesn't work anyway, at least not on my computer)

good luck..

[Edit: bad spelling]
 
Old 11-26-2001, 08:04 PM   #4
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clausawits

Ooh

This is why I have not been successful. You are not alone. I stupid have not understood this after 6 years.

Although I use XWindow rarely as it has crashed my box sometimes ago.

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Old 11-27-2001, 01:38 AM   #5
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using keyboard shortcuts ...

first using Xconfig you wil have setup more than one screen resolution and the you can use the given keyboard shortcuts.. CTRL ALT + and CTRL ALT -

Just curious.. am using xwindows for quite some time now and had never the crash problem.. what problem it would do.. will it let just hang or throw u back to the shell??


Looks dont kill but certainly makes your job a lot easier....
 
Old 11-27-2001, 11:07 AM   #6
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Thank you

I am not very bad in configuring xwindow. In fact I have dig xwindow configuration file to find the reason but I did not thought about this one.

It sometimes hangs in XWindow when an individual application hangs (for example I remember when I was browsing using either netscape or mozilla)

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Old 11-27-2001, 04:23 PM   #7
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In the event of Xwindows crashing you might be able to use ctrl_alt_f1 to go back to the console where you started X and maybe see some clue of the problem, maybe init to another level or kill X, ctrl_alt_bksp from X will kill the X server and then you can start it back up again.

If these do not work you have more serious problems causing a hard lock of your system.
 
  


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