[CentOS] Ctrl Alt +/-

Wed Apr 12 14:48:27 UTC 2006
Chris Peikert <c.peikert at co.matagorda.tx.us>

Yea I checked it and it had the information in it. I reset the display going
through the menus then tried the ctrl alt +/- and it works now. Maybe you
have to change it a couple times first? Don't know. Wouldn't work before I
did that.

-----Original Message-----
From: centos-bounces at centos.org [mailto:centos-bounces at centos.org] On Behalf
Of William L. Maltby
Sent: Wednesday, April 12, 2006 7:38 AM
To: CentOS General List
Subject: Re: [CentOS] Ctrl Alt +/-

On Wed, 2006-04-12 at 07:03 -0500, Chris Peikert wrote:
> I guess my CentOS is screwed up because that function doesn't work.
> Only way to resize it was to go into the menu areas and set it there.

Just in case you forgot, did you check to see if your xorg.conf had a
mode line that allows multiple resolutions. I posted the below in one of
my replies to you.

   Fri, 07 Apr 2006 08:55:06 -0400.....
   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

       Modes "1600x1200" "1280x1024" "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"

   If not, you only have a single fixed resolution and the <ctl> thingy
   has nothing to do.

I'll add this further recommendation. If you don't have a similar mode
line, you can manually edit it. Just be sure you don't get a *big* error
in there in case your monitor is an older one that can be damaged by
outrageous settings (in it's view).

In the "Monitor" section, make sure your horizontal and vertical
settings are reasonable too.

Habitually not repeating myself 'cause I don't really care...