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Re: Graphical resolution changer for Xfree86?

On Wed, 2004-03-17 at 22:02 -0800, Mike Fedyk wrote:

> Paul Johnson wrote:
> > Mike Fedyk <mfedyk@matchmail.com> writes:
> > 
> > 
> >>I was reading some reviews of other distributions, and they had a
> >>graphical "control panel" that allowed you to change your resolution
> >>without restarting X11.
> >>
> >>Does Debian have anything like that?
> > 
> > 
> > C-M-+ and C-M-- are your friends.
> Yes, I know about those.  Sorry I didn't mention that.
> That changes the resolution of your screen, but not your working area 
> resolution.
> Is there anything that does this without restarting X?
> Thanks,
> Mike

This is a trick supported in X4.3, using the "XRANDR" extention  (X
resize & rotate, if my memory serves).  If you're running Unstable, and
have updated recently enough to have X4.3, you'll find a command-line
"xrandr" command .. apt-cache search xrandr also coughs up a


(OT: watching to see how long this takes to hit the archive, I seem to
have problems with outgoing mail atm)

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