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Old 08-18-2003, 02:37 PM   #1
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Changing resoution in RH9

I'm trying to change my resolution in RH from 800x600 to 1024x768
when I choose ok it says I must restart the X server for changes to take effect. I thought that was a log off or a reboot (guess not). how do I do this?
Old 08-18-2003, 02:43 PM   #2
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Well it depends whether or not you have graphical or test login.
If you have graphical login then simply logging out won't restart x. Text login will. And a reboot will definately restart the x server
Old 08-18-2003, 03:39 PM   #3
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To expand on KptnKrill's post,

if the login screen is in graphical mode, press Ctrl-Alt-Backspace.
This will restart your X server.

If you want to change resolutions on-the-fly,
press Ctrl Alt + or Ctrl Alt -.
Old 08-18-2003, 03:48 PM   #4
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Check that the monitor you have selected matches yours, I've had that problem: RH didn't want to change the res after a X restart because to monitor I selected couldn't go to 1024*768 even though it could

do I make myself clear? lol

hope that helps
Old 08-18-2003, 06:17 PM   #5
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Smile Thanks guys or gals

The CTRL+ALT +/- works but not to the size I need, but your right my moniter is not listed correctly It has my make but not model. strange cuz it's only 4 mo. old. I guess I'll keep screwing with it. any further help would be great thanx


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