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    Resolution for XWindows

    Hey trickster. Could you help me with a really quick question. I don't have RH installed yet. Every time i install it. Everything is small. I don't want it big and i don't want so small. After the installation. What setting should i set?? For example. I think there is 640 X 840 or something like that. And what bit 8, 16 or 24?? 24 won't work on my system for some reason. So we have to go with 8 or 16 bit. If you get what i'm saying. Please reply back. Thanks trickster.

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    Try 800*600, 16 bit.

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    Thanks it works fine.

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    I just reinstalled Redhat 9 and for some reason in RH 8 800*600 works fine but in RH 9 it's too big. I really don't want to keep on reinstalling it to find a right resolution for me. Is there a way that i can do this without reinstalling RH 9?? I tried to install the KDE option in packages to run kppp and it was too big that i could not see the update button to install the KDE. Please reply back. Thanks trickster and everyone.

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    Re:Resolution for XWindows

    [quote author=dsantamassino link=board=6;threadid=7776;start=0#msg71971 date=1065375786]
    I just reinstalled Redhat 9 and for some reason in RH 8 800*600 works fine but in RH 9 it's too big. I really don't want to keep on reinstalling it to find a right resolution for me. Is there a way that i can do this without reinstalling RH 9?? I tried to install the KDE option in packages to run kppp and it was too big that i could not see the update button to install the KDE. Please reply back. Thanks trickster and everyone.
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    Try this... Ctrl+Alt+Backspace....this should drop you out of your graphical interface. Type at the command prompt: xf86config. This will start the X configuration utility. Once you go through to the section about screen resolutions, it should ask you if you want to use a desktop that is larger than your screen size. Press the letter n for no, then Enter. That will make you screen size 800x600 instead of whatever size the desktop is right now.

    I think that the whole config utility is rather easy to use and generally self-explanitory. But, should you get stuck feel free to ask additional questions.

    Cheers

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    That won't work. I think he is booting into Init 5, and killing X will just regenerate it.

    With a text editor, and as root, open the file /etc/X11/XF86Config.

    Look for the Screens section, and edit it so that it looks like this:


    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 32
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

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    Re:Resolution for XWindows

    [quote author=trickster link=board=6;threadid=7776;start=0#msg71977 date=1065377407]
    That won't work. I think he is booting into Init 5, and killing X will just regenerate it.

    With a text editor, and as root, open the file /etc/X11/XF86Config.

    Look for the Screens section, and edit it so that it looks like this:


    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 8
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 16
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 24
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection
    Subsection "Display"
    Depth 32
    Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
    EndSubsection

    [/quote]

    You are indeed right, Trickster. I forgot that RH/Mandy did that. Maybe that's why I like Slackware as much as I do. Not autostartx. Your solution is much better than mine!

    Cheers

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    Re:Resolution for XWindows

    Simpler yet -- Use the fancy ass X configurator that they supply. (Menu Icon -> System Settings -> Display)

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    randr is a godsend for resolution changing btw. everyone should learn to worship it.

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    Re:Resolution for XWindows

    From what I see, yes. But, my system wont do it. I think its the X11 drivers I have (nvidia).

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