[CentOS] Thanks

Fri Apr 7 14:28:25 UTC 2006
Robert <kerplop at sbcglobal.net>

Chris Peikert wrote:

>I was unable to find a xorg.conf file. Bloody Linux does not have a search
>feature to find the files and I have been unsuccessful in locating it. When
>I go to the GUI portion to change resolutions I have the same options as you
>listed below. As for rebooting vs logging out ... I still haven't figured
>out how to log out.
"Bloody" Linux is eat smooth up with search features.  Try:
Either the find command
$ find / - name xorg.conf
--OR-- much faster once slocate database update has been done
[rj at mavis ~]$ locate xorg.conf
[rj at mavis ~]$                      
--OR-- if you really must use GUI, there's a search feature there also. 
Don't know what its called in Gnome but in the KDE desktop they use the 
very novel name "Find Files".

The database used by the locate command is updated by running (as root) 
the command "updatedb".  Not too cryptic, huh?  For the database to be 
automatically updated while you're testing your eyelids for light leaks, 
edit the file /etc/updatedb.conf  and down a few lines change the line 
that says
and your database will be updated at 4:something each morning.

As far as logging out, I can't help you in Gnome but in KDE the option 
is "Logout...".   

"Help" is located 'tween "Find Files" and "Logout..." in the KDE menu.

>-----Original Message-----
>From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
>Of William L. Maltby
>Sent: Friday, April 07, 2006 7:55 AM
>To: CentOS General List
>Subject: Re: [CentOS] Thanks
>On Fri, 2006-04-07 at 07:33 -0500, Chris Peikert wrote:
>>Thanks for the help guys. To resize my screen I had to go through the
>>GUI part and change it but unlike Microsoft it makes me reboot in
>>order for it to take affect which sucks. The Ctrl Alt +/- does not
>Geez! What am I doing wrong? I've been using this for *years*.
>Recall thye aprt I said "... to get multiple resolutions"? Apparently
>you don't have multiple resolutions yet.
>I have 4 resolutions that I cycle through using <ctrl>-<alt> with
>numeric keypad + or -.
>If you find your xorg.conf file, see if you have a line similar to this
>   Modes     "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
>If not, you only have a single fixed resolution and the <ctl> thingy has
>nothing to do.

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