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Old 05-12-2002, 02:59 PM   #1
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changing X resolution

i know this is probably a bit of a dumb question, but how do i channge the resolution for X windows?? i want to change it from "800x600" to "1024x768".

i tried editing /etc/X11/XF86Config, but that just messed up my screen (i think this was because of horizontal & vertical timings not being right), and i also tried to load XConfigurator but KDE just said that it couldnt find that program.

id appreciate any help, cheers

Old 05-12-2002, 03:35 PM   #2
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if your running Redhat its Xconfigurator with a smaller case c (Linux is case sensitive), also don't run this while in X.. boot into runlevel 3 and configure X then starx to get back into the GUI.
You can also try doing a ctrl-alt-( + or - on number pad ) to change resolutions that you may have configure in your XF86Config file.
Old 05-12-2002, 03:39 PM   #3
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what distribution do you use? Suse supplies a programm called SaX or SaX2 to set up x-configuration.that might help you. RH will have sth similar, i'm convinced. did you save the original /etc/X11/XF86Config? if not - there should be a copy with a ~ -extension. if you reedit the /etc/X11/XF86Config you should keep care of the monitor settings. as far as i know there will be no smoke in the house as long as you put them correctly. cheers jens
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If you are running RedHat 7.2+ you would have to edit the /etc/X11/XFConfig-4 file. (remember to edit the screen section of the file).
Old 05-14-2002, 03:13 AM   #5
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i think you can first try simultaneously pressing:
ctrl,alt +
ctrl,alt -

before trying to go into the configuration part.


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