Re: How to set Xserver resolution
On Mon, Oct 02, 2000 at 09:57:52AM +1100, Brian May wrote:
> >>>>> "Debian" == Debian Linux User <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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
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