--- Russell Dyas email@example.com wrote:
Right got mandrive or what ever it is called these days..
Heh. "Mandriva" is its name now -- formerly "Mandrake". But like Royal Mail briefly being called Insignia, it doesn't make much difference. :)
Anyway need cause got old screen plugged into it to need to set screens res etc to low size and res..
Well, in X11, the key combination CTRL ALT +, and CTRL ALT -, might help you (That's the + amnd - keys on the numeric keypad.) Also Mandrake's control center should allow you to change the resolution.
Right so first question how do you boot into terminal.
CTRL ALT F1
will allow you to switch to a console. If you look at your /etc/X11/xorg.conf file, you'll find (amongst other things) a number of lines that look like this:
SubSection "Display" Depth 8 Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection
All of these sections fall under the heading of:
To which there is also a line:
It's this line that's the key -- as the colour depth determines which of the display sections (see above) get read. So as I use a default colour depth of 16, all I have to do is find that section of "Display" and change the modes, something like this:
SubSection "Display" Depth 16 Modes "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480" EndSubSection
The *first* mode listed, is the first one tried. If that one doesn't work, the next one is used, and so on. So all you have to is prepend the correct mode for the colour depth being used, and you should be fine. You'll have to make sure you restart X11, though, which the following command should do:
Second question how can later size from terminal
-- Thomas Adam
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