[CentOS] Screen sizes

Thu Apr 6 19:28:03 UTC 2006
Chris Peikert <c.peikert at co.matagorda.tx.us>

Yea im very new to Linux. The Ctl-alt command didn't work nor did the CTL by
itself. What is X or the X configure? As for the documentation for CentOS I
went to Red hats website through a link someone gave me but there is so many
documents I don't know which ones I am suppose to download. Before I waste
my time downloading them all I would like someone to give me a better heads
up on what to download first. Everyone says to Google the information but I
cant seem to find anything for a beginner.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of William L. Maltby
Sent: Thursday, April 06, 2006 2:22 PM
To: CentOS General List
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Screen sizes

On Thu, 2006-04-06 at 13:32 -0500, Chris Peikert wrote:
> How do you resize the screen to fit everything in it? I cant tell what
> the resolution is set at but would like to change it. 

Do I detect a brand new user here? If so, your Q's are just beginning.
Be careful not to alienate the ones who may be able to help. Besides the
books you mentioned earlier, be sure and google, etc. Also, check out
the FAQ for CentOS for some tips that help all of us.

Now, having unburdened myself, when you installed, did you set up
multiple resolutions in X? If so, <ctl-alt> and +, <ctl-alt> and minus
cycles throught the resolutions you have.

If you didn't set that up, the X configure can be run again to do it, or
you can manually edit the configuration files (not recommended).

If you are neededing to get more text into a browser, often a <ctl> and
+ or <ctl> and - will change fonts. In xterms, you need to use the View
menu to do it.