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Re: screen resolution



On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 11:05 -0400, Dylan Semler wrote:
> On 9/9/06, Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net> wrote:
>         On Sat, 2006-09-09 at 02:28 +0100, Thufir wrote:
>         > I'm just starting to research screen resolution.  I want to
>         safely
>         > increase my screen resolution, but first need to make notes
>         on how to
>         > recover, via the fedora rescue CD, in the event things go
>         wrong. 
>         >
>         > At this point I'm just thinking aloud, but please do chime
>         in!  :)
>         
>         Once again I am confused. The way I change screen resolution
>         is:
>         1. switch to a terminal [crl-alt-F1]
>         2. change to init level 3 [ init 3] 
>         3. Use : system-config-display to change resolution [it will
>         adjust
>         xorg.conf]
>         4. Change back to init level 5 [init 5]
> 
> The screen resolution options available in system-config-display are
> determined by what's in your xorg.conf.  If your xorg.conf isn't
> properly set up then you won't be able to use that utility to change
> to your desired resolution without making some changes to xorg.conf.
> 
> Also, for a one-liner for changing screen resolutions without leaving
> x, check out xrandr (which has the same limitation as
> system-config-display I mentioned above) 
> 
As far as I know the only thing that affects screen resolution that
cannot be done with in system-config-display is the video card
identification. But as always I am willing to learn something new.


-- 
Aaron Konstam <akonstam sbcglobal net>


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