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Re: How to set Xserver resolution

On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 09:57:52AM +1100, Brian May wrote:

> >>>>> "Debian" == Debian Linux User <cld@core.com> writes:
>     Debian> You could set up an alias.  HTH
> That doesn't work to well if you are starting X via gdm...
> Yes, you could alter /etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf, but this often gets
> changed upstream (forcing you to merge the changes each time).
> You can change lots of things via XF86Config, including BPP, power
> saver mode, etc, so I wonder how you go about changing the DPI
> setting.

I use startx to bring up X and like you wondered whether a dpi setting
in XF86Config is possible.  The man page for XF86Config does not appear
to have anything relevant but man startx mentions an xserverrc file.

So after creating .xserverrc I put in it the line:

exec X :0  -dpi 100

This worked for me so maybe it will also be of use when starting X via

email: brian@copernicus.demon.co.uk

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