[lug] What I really want ...

D. Stimits stimits at idcomm.com
Mon Mar 12 19:03:13 MST 2001

lpotter wrote:
> What I really want, is an easy way to change screen resolutions ( I hate to
> say it, but some 'windowsisms' are just plain handy, like right clicking on
> the 'desktop' to get to the change the screen resolution dialog) OR, for
> the linux distrib, to stop using non default config places, so when I edit
> the usual damn config file, the change actually takes place, as expected. I
> don't know why, but I had the most difficult time trying to get X to 1024.
> Didn't happen in the usual place, with the usual XF86Config file. In fact,
> I gave up after I renamed /etc/XF86Config, and X still started. I ended up
> uninstalling the SuSE7 xfree86 3 package, and reinstalled xfree86 4 from
> the good ol' tarballs.
> now... to get those pretty fonts working.

I've noticed that some distributions are trying to rename XF86Config to
XF86Config-4 when using XFree86 4.x instead of 3.x. The Redhat 7.1 beta
does this, and I was being frustrated by failing changes to
/etc/X11/XF86Config for a while before I realized there was a -4

D. Stimits, stimits at idcomm.com

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