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Hello, i have a simple question how can i change the display resolution if the x-server is running without restarting the x-server. I use Mandrake 9.1(XFREE86 ver. 4) with the ...
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    Change screen resolution


    Hello, i have a simple question how can i change the display resolution if the x-server is running without restarting the x-server. I use Mandrake 9.1(XFREE86 ver. 4) with the nvidia drivers! Does anyone can help me??

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    I don't think it is possible. If you change it through the display settings in KDE you will need to log out to get the changes applied. You need to restart X if you make changes to XF86Config file as well so I guess you don't have a choice
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    provided ur /etc/XF86config (or /etc/XF86config-4 in mdk) spaecifies other resolutions u can switch between them by pressing ctrl+alt+numpad_plus or c.+a.+numpad_minus

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    yes, ok! i know! but in a german pc newspaper i've read, that it gives a tool, or that the new version of the x-window system supports that!!! I couldn't believe it!! The question was only if anybody have heard sth about a tool or sth else.

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