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Re: TO CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION-Thanks




----- Original Message ----- From: <akonstam trinity edu>
To: "For users of Fedora Core releases" <fedora-list redhat com>
Sent: Sunday, April 24, 2005 4:37 AM
Subject: Re: TO CHANGE SCREEN RESOLUTION-Blew it agin, Sorry.



On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 03:23:59PM -0500, akonstam wrote:
On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 06:46:53AM -0700, Antonio Olivares wrote:
>
> --- "Manivannan. M" <manikpi singnet com sg> wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-04-23 at 07:11 -0500,
> > akonstam trinity edu wrote:
> > > On Sat, Apr 23, 2005 at 07:24:49PM +0800,
> > Manivannan. M wrote:
> > > > Hi,
> > > >
> > > > I need to resize my monitor resolution to make
> > the icons appear small.
> > > > In the "preference" >> "screen resolution" I can
> > only see 800 X 600 with
> > > > 60 Hz. The other one is with 640 X 480 which is
> > even worst.
> > > >
> > > > Can anyone help me with this.
> > > >
> > > > Thanks
> > > I suspect you are seeing only the resolutions that
> > are currently in
> > > the xorg.conf file. You could edit the file and
> > restart X. Or you
> > > could go to init level 3 and use
> > system-config-display to configure
> > > the xorg for the resolution you want. Then return
> > to init level 5.
> > > This assumes you have FC2 or FC3. If you have FC1
> > respond back for
> > > a slightly different answer.
> > > -- > > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > Hi,
> >
> > Step by step guide on how to go about doing it would
> > be very helpfull. I
> > am using FC3 and a newbie. Please help !
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> >
>
> As Aaron told you do a system-config-display from a
> terminal or you could also got to Program
> Launcher(Little Red Hat) -> Systems Settings ->
> Display and try to select the model of your monitor or
> select generic and try a higher resolution like 1024 x
> 768.
>
> Regards,
>
> Antonio
>
I hate to be a "hard ass" but two things were said on this thread. One
is wrong the other is misleading.


1. After you change the resolution it is not enough to type
crl-alt-backspace. That restarts the gdm login screen but you need to
restart X. To do that you either can reboot or do the following:
type: ctl-alt-F1 to get a terminal window.
login as root.
go to init level 3 by typing init 3

<you will get some lines on the screen but eventually you will be able
to use the keyboard again>
then type: init 5    to restart X and go back to init level 5.
Well I blew it. Typing ctl-alt-bkspace does retart X and change the
resolution. Sorry for the bother.

2. Yes you can type su to become root but to become root with the full environment of root you need to type su - su means switch user so it can be used to become any other user (root by default), so if you know foo's passwd you can be logged in as foo by typing: su - foo --

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Dear Friends,


With your help made it working. Thanks a lot ! I never known it is such an easy thing.

Regards.
Mani



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