[Techtalk] Switching X resolutions
conor.daly at oceanfree.net
Mon Nov 18 16:21:18 EST 2002
On Sun, Nov 17, 2002 at 11:12:36PM -0800 or so it is rumoured hereabouts,
> Alvin Goats writes:
> > > > A trick you can try after X is working right: set up a user for you that
> > > > has the screen settings set for those games that want a lower resolution
> > > > and different color depth.
> [ ... ]
> > Now, if someone out there has the details or know where to find the
> > details for this........
> I'm sure there's an option somewhere to do this ... but I don't know
> what it is. Perhaps by editing ~/.xserverrc (mentioned but not in much
> detail in man startx and man xinit) to add something like a -dpi
> argument (mentioned in man Xserver). man XFree86 also has some good
> info -- if all else fails, you could make separate copies of your
> XF86Config-4 file, and call them explicitly with -xf86config file.
> None of these directly answers your question, so you may have to do
> a fair amount of manual reading and fiddling.
Now, I'm beginning to think that this will be limited to console logins
followed by "startx". Given that [gkx]dm have already started X before
you login and the X restart happens only at logout.
Conor Daly <conor.daly at oceanfree.net>
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