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Monday, June 7th 2004, 3:52pm

Command for display resolution

Hello everyone,

Wasn't really sure where to post this so my apologies if it is in the wrong place. I am running mandrake 10 kde 3.2.2

I have a muliple monitor setup with my pc connected to a montor and a tv: I use the monitor for work and the tv for watching video. The ability to change screen resolution without logging out is really useful for me - offered by the:


I'd like to know what command is executed when the display is changed from say 1024x768 to 800x600. I found that peripheral>display module itself calls the command "kcmshell display" and tried various --display options in there, none of which worked.

I'd really like to know the command to change it to 800x600 so I can bind it to a button on my remote.

Any ideas?.

p.s. anyone else managed to get nvtv working with a geforce fx5600?



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Wednesday, June 16th 2004, 8:19am

The X-Server extension providing the resize is called XRANDR.
I think the commandline interface for it is called xrandr.

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Wednesday, June 16th 2004, 12:54pm

thanks for that, will try it when i get home.