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I sometimes hook my PC up to my HDTV and i'm running into problems with the starting screen resolution not being displayed by my monitor. So therefore, I would like ...
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    Need to run a command on a different x-session


    I sometimes hook my PC up to my HDTV and i'm running into problems with the starting screen resolution not being displayed by my monitor.

    So therefore, I would like to know if there is a way to run a command on a different login session or x session. The command in particular I want to run is xrandr -s in order to change the screen resolution.

    Is there any way to do this?

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    Some programs, xrandr amongst them, let you specify in which display to you want to run the command. Check the xrandr parameters list, particularly -display.

    For the rest, you can always do:

    Code:
    DISPLAY=:0.1 <progname>

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