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[aclug-L] Re: default screen for x configuration? (fwd)

[aclug-L] Re: default screen for x configuration? (fwd)

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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: default screen for x configuration? (fwd)
From: Thomas Wallis <wallis@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 09:39:02 -0600 (CST)
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

On Tue, 16 Nov 1999, Clint A. Brubakken wrote:

> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> Date: Tue, 16 Nov 1999 00:40:54 -0600
> From: Tom Hull <thull@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: aclug@xxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: default screen for x configuration?
> I just installed RH6.1, and for the first time in my
> life it came up with a usable XF86Config right out of
> the box. However, when I run startx, I seem to be
> getting a 1600x1200 screen. I'm impressed, but my
> eyes aren't up to the challenge. I'd like to be
> running something more like 1280x1024. So, my question:
> how can I set a default screen resolution?
> I imagine this can be done with some option to startx,
> which can preferably be stuck in a .xinitrc file.
> Of course, I could just delete all references to 1600x1200
> in XF86Config, but I like the idea of being able to use
> CTL-ALT-+ to show off the higher resolution.

        You can change the order of resolutions in the XF86Config file
(the Modes lines associated with the server you are using).  You can put
the mode you want to come up by default first.  Leave 1600x1200, but put
it later in the Modes line, and when you hit Cntrl-Alt-+ you will get
there eventually.

                                Tom Wallis

 > >  -- Tom Hull / thull@xxxxxxxxxxx

Disclaimer: All opinions expressed here are my own and not those of WSU.

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