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Author Topic: vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution  (Read 989 times)

Sonic

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vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution
« on: March 30, 2009, 04:31:22 pm »

hello all,
i'm realtively new to linux. i just installed some distributions but don't know how it works...
i've been playing around with vectorlinux some time ago, i think it was the 5.8 version with xfce.
now i have installed vl 5.9 light on my desktop pc. i think  i can remember that there was a nice menu for choosing the desktop resolution under the old version but i can't find something similar under vl 5.9 light. i'm using jwm as windowmanager. is there any possibility to change the desktop resolution as simple as under the older vl version???

Sonic
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overthere

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Re: vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 05:25:19 pm »

with xfce there is a menu item for resolution but for jwm on vl-light 5.9 try choose the menu item vasmcc or use the desktop icon control center ..type your root password then choose xwindow/video configuration/auto probe for xorg and change resolution
hope that helps
cheers
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nightflier

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Re: vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 05:59:50 pm »

Light has very little automation. You need to use vasm (or vxconf) as root in a terminal.
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Sonic

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Re: vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 06:16:57 pm »

ok, i'll try that.
thanks for the help :-)
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bushcat

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Re: vl 5.9 light; changing desktop resolution
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 08:36:17 pm »

if vxconf dosent work try xorgconfig,but to run xorgconfig you should know some technical stuff,like your video driver,the hsync,vsync of your display , your keyboard type and stuff like that .so its a good idea to gather much info as possible.but most probably vxconf should work ok.
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