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

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Subject: [aclug-L] Re: default screen for x configuration? (fwd)
From: Michael Holmes <maholmes@xxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Wed, 17 Nov 1999 08:26:00 -0600
Reply-to: aclug-L@xxxxxxxxxxxx

What I did was when I installed it, I clicked each available options on the
card modes: all the way from 320 by 480 up to the limit of my card.  I can
now use CTRL+ALT+"+"  & CTRL+ALT+"-"  to increase or decrease resolution.
I like to use the highest resolution when I am doing technical stuff and I
am sitting close to the monitor and have lots of stuff going on at once and
have several different windows open.  When I am doing e-mail, I drop to the
bottom and lean back with the key board in my lap.  I use the track ball to
scroll around the screen.  As with the lower resolution, the same screen is
still in memory, but it is zoomed in, and you can just scoot around to what
is visible.


Thomas Wallis wrote:

> 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.
> EMAIL address:  wallis@xxxxxxxxxxx    wallis@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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