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Old 02-15-04, 08:49 PM   #1
jimkk
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I have a couple questions about suse and video on a laptop.

1. how can you tell what screen resolution you are currently in (say you are in KDE)?

2. how can you switch to a new one with the keys on a laptop?


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Old 02-16-04, 08:03 AM   #2
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You can determine what screen resolution you are in by using a command called xdpyinfo

I may be wrong, but I don't think XFree86 supports mode switching (at least in a stable release). I read that it is comming, but not sure how it will work when released.

It isn't quite mode switching, but in your XF86Config-4 (assuming you are using XFree86 4.X), under the "Display" tag you can specify "Modes" like this:

Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

Then you can use Ctrl + Alt + + (Press and hold Ctrl, Alt, and +) Wanted to explain that 'cause it looked a little wierd.

or

Ctrl + Alt + - (Press and hold Ctrl, Alt, and -) to switch resolutions of the same screen.

This doesn't resize the desktop. It only changes resolutions.

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