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I want to know that while using debian in either Gnome or KDE, how do you change the monitor resolution? It is currently at 1600*1200 and I want to bump ...
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    Change monitor resolution?


    I want to know that while using debian in either Gnome or KDE, how do you change the monitor resolution? It is currently at 1600*1200 and I want to bump down.

    Secondly how do you do same at command prompt? I would rather not mess up the other settings.
    Ack!

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    if you right click on the screen with kde or gnome i think it will bring up an option to configure that. i use fluxbox so i am not familiar with it.

    but in the terminal, you just have to modify the /etc/X11/XF86config file, if xorg change accordingly. at the end of the file there should be some options for resolution. it is a pretty easy file to understand.

    always make a backup first of any config file you are going to modify though. you should also date it for later, just in case.

    cp /etc/X11/XF86config /etc/X11/XF86config.071904

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