Re: setting & switching screen densities
>>>>> "Rick" == Rick Hawkins <email@example.com> writes:
Rick> But it seems to insist that the higher density modes don't
Rick> exist. It's startup messages (the ones that are left)
They get deleted by the Xserver to protect your monitor.
Rick> (--) there is no mode definition mamed "1024x768"
Rick> (--) removing mode "1024X768": from list of valid modes"
Rick> then again for 800x600.
Rick> What am I doing wrong?
Maybe you need a better monitor; one that can handle higher scan
Rick> While I'm at it, the 2-bit questions:
Rick> 1) what was the command to switch between screeen sizes?
That I know for sure. Ctrl-Alt-Keypad-minus/plus will do it.
Ctrl-Alt-Fkey will get you to a console terminal.
Rick> 2) for that matter, if i use xdm, how do i switch between 8
Rick> & 16?
You can make one or the other the default in the XF86Config file, or
you can put the -bpp option in the commandline that starts the X
server in "/etc/X11/xdm/XServers". I've done this before:
:0 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :0 tty5 -bpp 16
:1 local /usr/X11R6/bin/X :1 tty6 -bpp 8
... and then Ctrl-Alt-F6 will flip to DISPLAY=unix:1.0, at 8bpp,
Ctrl-Alt-F5 will flip to DISPLAY=unix:0.0, at 16bpp. If you've got
enough RAM it works fairly well.
I found I didn't use the second Xserver very often, so I took that
out. When I want to play Quake, I start X from a console commandline,
and let it default to 8bpp, which I've configured to only use 640x480.
Rick> 3) the file /etc/xdm.dpkg-dist exists, but xdm isn't
Rick> launching. However, xdm from a root window successfully
? /etc/X11/xdm/*, and /etc/init.d/xdm are the files it uses.
Karl M. Hegbloom <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Portland, OR USA
Debian GNU 1.3 Linux 2.1.36 AMD K5 PR-133
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