[CentOS] Thanks

Tue Apr 11 23:53:37 UTC 2006
Lamar Owen <lowen at pari.edu>

On Friday 07 April 2006 08:33, 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 work.

Just as a small reminder, the Ctrl Atl +/- thing only works with the 'gray' 
plus and minus keys, the ones on the keypad.  On my laptop, for instance, 
using the regular plus and minus doesn't work; I have to hit Ctrl-Alt-"Fn-/" 
or "Fn-;" to get the keypad plus and minus.  Not sure if Numlock status does 
anything with the plus and minus.

I have to use this combination whenever I do a new install on my Dell Inspiron 
600m; it has the high-res option (1400x1050) and will not display at 800x600, 
the default installer resolution.  I have to hit Ctrl-Alt-Fn-; to go down to 
640x480 to see the install screen.  I am now on Fedora Core 5 on the laptop; 
while CentOS 4 is a great server OS, the desktop, even with Rex's excellent 
KDE-Redhat work, is lacking lots of amenities that FC5 has.  I really don't 
like being on the 6 month cycle; but, it's only been a year on the CentOS 4 
side, so I guess I can upgrade to every other FC version....
Lamar Owen
Director of Information Technology
Pisgah Astronomical Research Institute
1 PARI Drive
Rosman, NC  28772