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    Screensize in Slackware 8.1

    Jus wondering if anyone knows an EASY way to change the screensize in Slackware 8.1 (that is if anyone has experimented with it) or knows where I can find out. I know there is a xf86config or xf86setup but that involves reconfiguring the whole X server. If there's a way to do this without doing all the reconfiguring stuff that would be a whole lot less headache. Thanks.

    -the eeshman

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    Leftie Linux Lover the_JinX's Avatar
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    in that file are all the X settings...

    if configured right the [ctrl]+[alt]+[+] and [ctrl]+[alt]+[-] (the numpad plus and minus)
    should change the resolution..

    But I'd go for xf86config (as user root) if I were u..
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    I just found an excellent site that explains the whole config file, and how to configure it with an editor, rather than a script/frontend:


    Check that out, and don't forget to check out the official XF86 webpage:


    Also, read the manual page....

    Hope that helps,


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    AO Curmudgeon rcgreen's Avatar
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    You have to have multiple sections in the xf86config file,
    each defining a different resolution, but you may have to do it by hand.
    I've never been able to get it to work.
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    Thanks guys for all the help.

    sudo>> I'l be sure to check out those links. I played with the xf86config and i keep getting whacked out resolutions or junky screens. I just wish you could do like windows and just go to the resolution that you like. Oh, well, I'll give it a shot.

    -the eeshman

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