[svlug] X-windows help

Alvin Oga alvin at planet.fef.com
Fri Jan 8 17:47:12 PST 1999

hi ya "judi"

> I am running x-windows on a Redhat Linux box. It's the fvwm 95 xserver. 
> How do I change the resolution on it? I think it's at 1280x1024 and 
> that's way too small on my 15 in. moniter. Thanks for your help.

-- Before doing ANYTHING, cp /etc/X11/XF86Config /etc/X11/XF86Config.1280

go into  /etc/X11/XF86Config

and change the "Screen" section of the file at the bottom

change the "display subsection:

        Modes       "1280x1024"
        Virtual     1280 1024

to 1024x768  or 800x600  .. should not be an issue going "slower"

or the slow way: run XF86Setup or Xconfigurator
- caution, you need to know lots of other stuff about your hardware

and before rebooting etc...go to console mode ( kill X  ) and
run "X -probeonly"  and fix any errrors you see than run startx or xinit

have fun

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