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Old 07-09-2003, 05:14 PM   #1
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Changing resolution on the fly


Is there any way of changing the display resolution without having to log out before it takes effect?

Using RH9 and KDE.

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Old 07-09-2003, 05:23 PM   #2
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ctrl + alt + +
ctrl + alt + -
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:27 PM   #3
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oh and i forgot to mention...whatever display modes are listed in your /etc/X11/XF86Config file, is the display modes that these shortcut keys will cycle through.
so if you have "640x480" "800x600" "1024x768" "1280x1024"
and you are currently using the 640x480 resolution, then if you hit the ctrl + alt + + three times, your resolution will be 1280x1024...just a little example for you know whats going on

if you type "cat /etc/X11/XF86Config |grep Modes" you will get a list of the modes you have set in your config file.......
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:28 PM   #4
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True, that changes the physical resolution, but is it possible to change the X-desktop resolution on the fly as well? With ctrl + alt + + / - the actual desktop size stays the same.
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:33 PM   #5
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you just threw me for a loop there....what do you mean, although you just explained what you meant, i have no idea what you talking about now....what i told you is how you change your res., i am not sure what you mean...are you talking about how big the panel is on the bottom and icon sizes or something?
 
Old 07-09-2003, 05:36 PM   #6
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Well no... It's just that when I change the resolution using ctrl-alt-+ the physical resolution changes, but the actual desktop stays the same size. For instance if I switch from 1024x764 to 800x600 I get a zoomed in desktop (that I can scroll around using the mouse).

I'm hoping there is some way of switching both the actual resolution and the x-desktop resolution at the same time?

Thanks for your input!
 
Old 07-10-2003, 12:11 AM   #7
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wb, as far as I know, there isn't a way to do that "on the fly".

The largest defined resolution is the size of the desktop, period.

That's what i've always read at least

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